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Call to increase pharmacy scope of practise

Results from a new survey released by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, confirm that Queenslanders want community pharmacies to deliver more primary...

A natural nine-hour summer safeguard

Renowned for creating some of Australia’s most effective insect repellents, Bushman has now launched Bushman Naturals – a formulation that has been eight years...

SHPA welcomes new aged care recommendations

Clear patient safety measures aligned with recommendations made by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) have emerged from the later stages of...

Helping patients navigate the NDIS

Designed to help people living with a significant and permanent disability enhance their quality of life, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now...

Boots sells private Covid-19 tests

Walgreens-owned UK pharmacy chain Boots now has on offer private Covid-19 tests, but cautions that people who think they may have been infected shouldn’t...

Fresh calls to community to respect pharmacies following incident

Following a recent violent incident in Moe, Victoria, pharmacy staff are reminded of the Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) – a confidential helpline available should...

Do you know Australia’s Top Guild Intern of 2020?

Any industry is only as good as its people - and the pharmacy industry of Australia is lucky to have some of the best...

Kiwi e-commerce start-up success story

Wellington e-commerce start-up company Storbie has cemented itself as fundamental when it comes to enabling community pharmacies to put their best foot forward online. Little...

Pharmacist role critical in aged care

During final submissions at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, counsel has proposed a number of recommendations that, if adopted, will...

Asthma update for health professionals

Work-related asthma affects a staggering one in four adults with asthma and yet is under-recognised and under-reported in Australia. In response, the National Asthma Council...

Free hearing checks at Amcal and Guardian pharmacies

National pharmacy brands, Amcal and Guardian Pharmacies are now offering free hearing checks in-store and via tele-screening until December 2020 in select stores, as...

E-scripts roll out in Sydney

The modus operandi in pharmacy is changing, with Sydney pharmacists facing the roll out of electronic prescriptions throughout the city according to the Australian...
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