Cate's Chemist Blog

Cate's Chemist Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

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Cate's Chemist Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Hot off the press, just this morning (12 Nov 2020)... Reconciliation Australia, congratulate Cate’s Chemist on a great Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which they are pleased to endorse as a Reflect RAP. Just in time to launch during NAIDOC Week! Cate is very proud to launch this important plan which can be found here. Cate congratulates Chelsea, the project officer who pulled this together for Cate's Chemist. Well done Chelsea! Reconciliation makes sense to Cate's Chemist. Many of our neighbours, patients, business partners and friends identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, or both. We also deliver important parts of the Closing...

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Cate's Chemist Defence Discount

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Cate's Chemist Defence Discount

Cate's Chemist has joined forces with Australian Partners of Defence (APOD) to offer all current and former ADF personnel and their direct family members 10% off Non-Prescription purchases in-store, online and over the phone at all three Cate's Chemist. For instant access to this exclusive veteran discount, simply log in or register at www.APOD.com.au and verify your Defence connection with APOD. Saving has never been easier!

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Frequently Asked Question - How is Pharmacy Ownership Regulated?

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Frequently Asked Question - How is Pharmacy Ownership Regulated?

The key components of regulation that underpin the community pharmacy model in Australia are the Location Rules (which are Federal) and the ownership rules which are State and Territory based. The Location Rules were previously subject to a Sunset Clause in the National Health Act which saw them expire with the end of each five-year Community Pharmacy Agreement. This sunset clause was removed from the Act last year, with bi-partisan support in the Federal Parliament. The result is that the Location Rules that are in place, will not expire with the current Sixth Agreement in June next year, but will...

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Frequently Asked Question - How does PBS Pricing Work?

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Frequently Asked Question - How does PBS Pricing Work?

PBS pricing is complex and there is not a generally high level of understanding about how it all works. It is hard to explain fairly in small sound bites in media. Here are some key points: Under our subsidised medicine scheme, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the government subsidises listed medicines and invokes a safety net after concessional patients have been dispensed around 60 prescriptions in any calendar year (reducing the price to zero for pensioners and concession cardholders.) The government decides the scope of ‘universal access to medicine’ by determining which medicines are PBS approved and which patients qualify –...

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Ask your pharmacist about your Flu Shot today!

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Ask your pharmacist about your Flu Shot today!

Getting your vaccination at Cate's Chemist is easy. Your pharmacist will let you know if you are eligible for a government funded vaccination, or if you need to see your GP for any other reason.

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