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Osteoporosis chief’s global award

Osteoporosis Australia’s CEO, Greg Lyubomirsky, has won the 2019 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to the field of bone research. The award, presented at the World Congress of Osteoporosis in Paris on April 5, acknowledges outstanding commitment and contribution to advancing education and awareness in …

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Funded pharmacy assistant’s training

The Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch has acquired funding to prepare pharmacy assistants for the future of community pharmacy. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund (TEIIF) and will be applied through the Modernising Vocational Education (MOVE) project which aims to support the …

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Illicit drugs linked to fatal strokes

A Journal of Forensic Sciences study from Australia is the first to present national data of psychostimulant use in young adults who experienced a fatal stroke. Investigators found that from 2009 to 2016, psychostimulant users constituted nearly a fifth of the 279 cases of fatal stroke in adults aged 15-44 years, …

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$10m in new funding for endometriosis

The Liberal National government will provide more support for women with endometriosis with new funding to raise awareness of the disease and research to improve the treatment and understanding of this often misunderstood and crippling condition. Endometriosis is a chronic menstrual health disorder that affects around 700,000 Australian women and …

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$40m plan to revive anti-smoking campaign

Cancer Council Australia has commended the federal Opposition for its $40 million commitment to revive Australia’s landmark National Tobacco Campaign, which could prevent more than 55,000 deaths and save at least $740 million in healthcare costs. Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said the Opposition’s $40 million plan would …

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Access to medicinal cannabis simplified

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch has welcomed the Government’s decision to repeal the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Act 2016 to make it easier for patients to access medicinal cannabis. Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch President, Professor Trent Twomey said the decision removes a key barrier and bureaucratic red tape …

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Inflammatory arthritis impacts sex

People living with inflammatory arthritis are more likely to experience higher levels of sexual dysfunction in their intimate relationships, new research led by Curtin University has found. The study’s lead author, Professor Andrew Briggs of the university’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said arthritis already affected one in six …

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Guild’s budget breakdown

In the federal budget edition of Forefront, the Pharmacy Guild has welcomed confirmation that the government, if re-elected, will provide $245 million over five years to improve consumer access to medicines and support community pharmacies. The funding includes: $215 million over three years from 2020-21 to provide additional remuneration to …

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