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Sweeping updates to melanoma treatments

Melanoma patients across Australia will benefit from the release of updated clinical care guidelines that recommend sentinel node biopsy and drug therapy as important...

Free training to quit smoking

Quit Victoria and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) are launching a free training session for pharmacists in Victoria to help their patients quit...

Merv gives up his mo’ for charity

Cricketer Merv Hughes has put his money where his mouth is, or his mo' in this case, to launch the Priceline Pharmacy 'Misterhood for...

Resource kit on bedwetting

The second edition of the 'Nocturnal Enuresis Resource Kit' ahead of World Bedwetting Day on Tuesday (May 29) addresses the need for children to...

Almost nine in 10 take meds

More than 17.8 million or 88.7 per cent of Australians aged 14 and over took medication in 2017, according to Roy Morgan Research health...

Free hearing checks

With eight million people expected to be suffering from hearing loss by 2050, Discount Drug Stores (DDS) has again teamed up with the National...

The good oil on healthy eating

The role of extra virgin olive oil in dietary treatment of cancer was presented last week at the University of Sydney by Mary Flynn...

Entailing correct inhaling

The National Asthma Council Australia (NACA) has released a package of new and updated resources for primary care health professionals to help combat the...

Shingles vaccine not a priority

In a recent IQVIA Medibus survey of GPs, almost 80 per cent of those surveyed said they ‘always’ or ‘often’ recommend Zostavax (Zoster Virus Vaccine Live...

Seeing more on glaucoma

UNSW scientists have bridged a key knowledge gap in the diagnosis of glaucoma, allowing observable damage to the optic nerve caused by the condition...

COAG commitment to monitoring

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia welcomed the commitment made this week by all health ministers to achieving a national solution on real-time prescription monitoring....

48-hour access to medicinal cannabis

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) says the Turnbull government’s proposal to allow easier access to medicinal cannabis products will improve Australian...
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