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Third tranche of $1m med-tech grants open

Expressions of interest are now open for grants of up to $1 million to support development and commercialisation of cutting-edge new medical devices. The funding is being made available through the third round of the $45 million BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program, an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund, operated …

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It’s Justine time for Microgenics range

Australian author, cook and TV presenter Justine Schofield has been named official ambassador for vitamin brand Microgenics, whose range has been relaunched in association with Chemist Warehouse. “I’m so excited to have partnered with Microgenics and Chemist Warehouse on the relaunch of this high quality range,” she said. Ms Schofield …

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Study deflates oxygen therapy assumptions

Research shows administering of oxygen to intensive care unit (ICU) patients often makes no difference to their recovery, while, for some groups, less oxygen may improve recovery and survival rates. Lead Researcher from Monash University’s Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Professor Rinaldo Bellomo, says the findings are …

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New CEO heads PSA

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has appointed healthcare advocate and health policy expert Mark Kinsela as CEO from December 2. During his career Mr Kinsela has been an adviser to the federal health minister and the minister for social services and aged care. He has worked as a clinical nurse …

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Don’t worry, B happy

High dose B vitamins may have a positive impact on mood, according to Australian research funded by Blackmores, which indicated that vitamin B stimulates areas of the brain involved in reward, pleasure and motivation. The findings, published in Frontiers in Nutrition, used MRI scans to determine how Blackmores Executive B …

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Corum wins Alliance software thumbs up

Pharmacy Alliance has awarded Corum Group approved vendor status to provide a comprehensive pharmacy and head-office software solution for its more than 650 member pharmacies. Under a heads of agreement, Corum will act as an approved vendor for software and other solutions comprising multistore management and in-store retail and clinical …

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Prescribing path for pharmacists

A clear pathway for pharmacist prescribing is shown in the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s position statement released this week, according to the Pharmacy Guild. This view was echoed by Pharmaceutical Society of Australia President Chris Freeman, who said: “PSA is pleased that the Pharmacy Board has concluded under the National …

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Stillbirths reduction aim of Baby Bundle

A package of education and awareness measures designed to reduce rates of stillbirth will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia. Hospitals in selected areas will receive the ‘Safer Baby Bundle’, developed principally by the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth at the University of …

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Aussie Made Beauty

This spring Australians are encouraged to shop Australian-made by looking out for the Australian Made logo when shopping for beauty and personal care products. Research from Roy Morgan shows that 58 per cent of shoppers prefer to buy Australian-made beauty and personal care and cosmetic products, while 23 per cent …

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