12 March 2020
NPSA members are working with Government and the full supply chain to help ensure Australia’s health system continues to deliver timely access to medicines to the community.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and responding to significant demand from our pharmacy and other customers. We are actively working with suppliers to manage this period of high demand and are providing regular updates to Government and agencies in support of its management of Australia’s responses.
We note advice from the TGA and other health authorities that stockpiling medicines is not necessary and, in these challenging times, we are urging responsible stock ordering and adherence to government advice not to stockpile medicines.
Our established national infrastructure network is geared to rapidly and efficiently transport to every part of Australia including rural and remote areas and servicing these areas is a particular focus.