Pharmacy academic named Chair of Federal Government Committee

12 February 2009

Professor Andrew McLachlan
Professor Andrew McLachlan

Professor of Pharmacy (Aged Care) Andrew McLachlan has been appointed chair of the Federal Government's National Medicines Policy Committee. The National Medicines Policy committee is part of the Federal Government's new advisory structure to support National Medicines Policy, which since 1999 has provided a framework for medication access, safety and quality in Australia. The National Medicines Policy Committee will provide advice on emerging medicines policy issues. It will also undertake, oversee or consider projects and research.

It will feed into the National Medicines Policy Executive which will advise the Government on implementing the National Medicines Policy within the Health portfolio. Professor McLachlan will provide expertise in the area of pharmacy and be joined on the committee by experts in the fields of clinical practice, nursing, medicines manufacture and marketing, complementary medicines and prescribing. For more details of Professor McLachlan's research click here.

Professor McLachlan is available for comment on 02 9351 2360 or 02 9767 7373.

Contact: Holly Bax-Norman

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