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World No Tobacco Day

The theme of this year’s World Tobacco Day (Sunday 31 May 2020) was ‘Protecting Youth from Industry Manipulation’, and with growing evidence showing that...

Tinder fuelled STI boom

While dating apps such as Tinder have risen in popularity over the years, concerns are emerging that their use could be linked to rising...

PATY 2020 goes virtual

Dubbed 'Virtual PATY', for the first time in the event's 14-year history, the 2020 Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) will go...

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...

Mental health through song in rural Australia

The National Rural Health Alliance and singer-songwriter Josh Arnold are proud to launch ‘Build ‘em up!’, a song written in collaboration with Friends of...

TWC and Minfos achieve pharmacy tech milestone

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) Armidale in regional NSW has become one of the first pharmacies ­– and the first TWC – to begin dispensing electronic...

Funding boost for endometriosis research

It was announced on 28 May 2020 that the Morrison Government is continuing its strong support for women and girls with endometriosis, investing more...

Keep the world open for people living with dementia

Dementia Australia has launched a new campaign urging all Australians to take a pledge to help keep the world open for people living with...

Voltaren manufacturers penalised over claims

According to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) statement released 28 May 2020, the Federal Court has ordered that the makers of pain...

Controversy surrounding vaccine prioritisation

There have been calls by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the Government to prioritise the annual distribution of influenza vaccines...

Go the extra mile

While social isolation is difficult for people across all age groups, older adults have been hit a little harder than most. They’re not only...

Human trials begin for potential COVID-19 vaccine

The global race is on to develop a vaccine to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak and leading the charge is Australia’s largest Phase 1 Clinical...
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