Health

Take three tips with travel

With many Australians travelling to see relatives during the summer, this is a good time for pharmacists to be educating customers on safe travel with medicines, according to Webstercare Managing Director Gerard Stevens. He has provided three tips aimed at giving customers peace of mind regarding their medications this holiday …

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Choosing Wisely: six recommendations

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has issued six recommendations on what not to do when dealing with the issue of multiple medicines and complementary medicines including homeopathy. The PSA’s inaugural Choosing Wisely list of recommendations for Australians to consider around medicines use is intended to reduce medication misadventure with …

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Atlas: Too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Report has highlighted medicine use for common groups of medicines in Australia as cause for concern – in particular, overuse of antibiotics in children and …

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New Victorian Minister for Health

Jenny Mikakos has been appointed as the new Minister for Health in the returned Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley was returned and immediately urged ministers to consider improving access to healthcare in Victoria by taking full advantage of the flexible and highly trained pharmacist workforce. Pharmacy …

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‘Massive disconnect’ in our wellness: Swisse survey

The inaugural Swisse Wellness Survey highlights the “massive disconnect” between perceptions and reality for most Australians on three key indicators of good health – movement, nutrition and mental health. The survey in partnership with Nielsen hopes to gain a deeper understanding of Australians health perceptions, behaviours, barriers and information sourcing. …

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