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Allergy Show advantage for the only pharmacy group

Asthma Australia has invited Advantage Group to attend the Allergy Show as the only pharmacy group at the event this weekend (July 12-14) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The group’s pharmacists will offer advice, education and support to delegates on how to manage asthma, allergies, anaphylaxis and eczema. …

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Arrow and Apotex get it together as Arrotex

Arrow Pharmaceuticals and Apotex Australia have this week completed the merger announced 14 months ago. The merged business will operate under the newly formed Arrotex Australia Group. This merger forms Australia’s largest generic pharmaceutical and private label OTC business with around 50 per cent market share of the country’s generic …

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Diabetes Victoria getting back to basics on video

Diabetes Victoria is launching a ‘Back to Basics’ campaign during National Diabetes Week (July 14-20), educating people about diabetes, one of the most misunderstood and fastest growing health conditions, in a series of short videos. “Our Back to Basics campaign gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about all types …

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Sugary drinks associated with cancer risk

A new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has reported a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and increased risk of cancer. While caution is needed in the interpretation of the results, the study adds to the growing body of evidence that limiting sugary drink …

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Updates to MedicineWise app help ease carer role

Funded by Family and Community Services NSW, updates to the free NPS MedicineWise app now enable carers and healthcare workers of one or more people to keep details of everyone they care for in one app, including details of medicines.   The app updates also allow people who have more …

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Chris Owen elected as new ACP President

The Australian College of Pharmacy has elected Chris Owen as President and Rick Xynias as Vice President at its recent annual elections. Both are members of the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch committee.   A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Owen is a pharmacist with more than …

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