Submission to Review of the National Medicines Policy

Last updated 3 November 2021


Date: 22 October 2021

The RACGP provides high level and practical feedback related to the objectives of the policy, including:

  • Mechanisms and/or mandates implemented to ensure a minimum supply of medication is available in Australia
  • Efficient and cheaper alternatives to community pharmacy dispensing are considered
  • Post-marketing surveillance is improved
  • The term ‘medical devices’, particularly software as a medical device, is clearly defined,
  • Standardisation and quality assurance for supporting tools and software for medical devices
  • Prescribing software and medication lists be fully integrated with Residential Aged Care Facilities software
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicines are included in medicine databases

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 Submission to Review of the National Medicines Policy (PDF 816 KB)