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Health groups call on WA government to commit on climate action

Ahead of the election next week, Australia’s top health and social justice organisations are calling on the West Australian Government to follow through on...

Go nuts for ‘guilt-free’ sweet new treats

Quest is on a… well quest, to satisfy sweet-tooth cravings without compromising on nutrition. This month Quest Nutrition has added a brand-new product to its...

Telehealth: a winner in weight loss trial

Bupa Health Insurance reported that customers taking part in its healthy weight trial initiative, have taken significant strides forward in their weight-loss journey with...

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Bee stings found to be the most venomous in Australia

Although Australia is well known for having some of the most venomous animals in the world, it is the humble bee that is responsible for the most venomous bite and sting hospitalisations...

Date change for Pharmacy Connect

The date for this year’s Pharmacy Connect has changed from August to 2-4 September, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, New South Wales Branch has announced, due to a scheduling conflict with the...

Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care confirmed for APP2021

In a statement released this week, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia announced that the Hon Mark Butler MP, Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care, will be addressing delegates at the...

Antidepressants to treat low back pain are concerning

Treating low back pain with antidepressant medicines provides no important benefits and has the potential to cause harm according to a new systematic review led by UNSW Sydney. According to the review, low...

CSIRO set to develop medicinal cannabis

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, announced it has secured a licence to develop new medicinal cannabis products. Under the new licence, CSIRO says it will support the growing local industry and partner with...

Who is most at risk of a heart attack in Australia?

Australians who left school early, Tasmanians, South Australians and those living in regional and remote areas are more than twice as likely as other Australians to have a high risk of heart...
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Health groups call on WA government to commit on climate action

Ahead of the election next week, Australia’s top health and social justice organisations are calling on the West Australian Government to follow through on...

Telehealth: a winner in weight loss trial

Bupa Health Insurance reported that customers taking part in its healthy weight trial initiative, have taken significant strides forward in their weight-loss journey with...

Industry responds to aged care report proposals

After Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced additional funding in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report, a few...

Isagenix focus on the Newcastle Knights & its members

To kick off the 2021 National Rugby League (NRL) season, the nib Newcastle Knights are joining forces with Isagenix International. The new partnership will see...

Bee stings found to be the most venomous in Australia

Although Australia is well known for having some of the most venomous animals in the world, it is the humble bee that is responsible...

Antidepressants to treat low back pain are concerning

Treating low back pain with antidepressant medicines provides no important benefits and has the potential to cause harm according to a new systematic review...

Who is most at risk of a heart attack in Australia?

Australians who left school early, Tasmanians, South Australians and those living in regional and remote areas are more than twice as likely as other...

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report sparks $452 million in additional funding

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, says it was clear from the Royal Commission’s work that while significant progress has been made, there is a clear...

Free Covid-19 vaccination eligibility tool

The Australasian College of Pharmacy (The College), in partnership with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch (The Guild), is launching a new vaccination...

Industry Updates

Guild welcomes medicine substitution legislation

Under the new law pharmacists are now allowed to substitute a different medicine when a patient's usual medicine has been declared to be in...

Date change for Pharmacy Connect

The date for this year’s Pharmacy Connect has changed from August to 2-4 September, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, New South Wales Branch has...

Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care confirmed for APP2021

In a statement released this week, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia announced that the Hon Mark Butler MP, Federal Shadow Minister for Health and...

CSIRO set to develop medicinal cannabis

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, announced it has secured a licence to develop new medicinal cannabis products. Under the new licence, CSIRO says it will...

Aussie PPE manufacturer set to disrupt international market

Softmed, Australia’s largest manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE),  will become the country’s first manufacturer of surgical and examination nitrile gloves, bringing down prices...

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Study finds: Glen 20 surface spray kills COVID-19

Throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, it seems that the theories on the different methods to combat COVID-19 have spread almost as quickly as the...

CSIRO healthy meal plans soon to be available at retail outlets

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO is now partnering with food manufacturers and retailers to make it easier for time-poor consumers to choose nutritious ready...

TGA approves new weight loss medication

Contrave, a dual acting oral weight loss medication which helps control hunger and cravings has been approved by the TGA. It is the first combination...

Modified Release Paracetamol Moves Behind the Counter

Modified Release Paracetamol is Moving Behind the Counter 1 June 2020. Modified release paracetamol (MRP) products have now changed from Pharmacy Medicine (Schedule 2) to...

New Psoriasis drugs on PBS

The PBS listing of two of 2 biologic medications for severe psoriasis was announced overnight by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. The estimated 19,000 Australian...

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