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Gov’t issues advice for pharmacists dispensing PBS medicines in areas affected by bushfires

The Department of Health today issued an advice for approved pharmacists supplying PBS medicines to patients in areas affected by Queensland and NSW bushfires. ...

Chrissie Swan welcomed into the Priceline family

Priceline Pharmacy announces that Australian television and radio presenter, Chrissie Swan has joined the team as their latest ambassador. The ‘Chrissie Campaign’ launched November 10,...

Patch with the power to prevent pregnancy

A contraceptive patch with fizzing backing that dissolves to reveal an array of dissolving microneedles has effectively administered long acting contraception, according to researchers...

Why are we waiting in queue for home care?

Immediate action is needed to reduce the waiting times for Australians approved for home care packages, according to Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)...

Call to match Europe on lowering LDL-C targets

Following new European guidelines on dyslipidaemias – diseases characterised by abnormal levels of lipids in the blood – there has been a call to...

Value of vaccines verified

A report demonstrating the immense benefit that vaccines provide to the community has been welcomed by Medicines Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare...

Just adding saffron may help tackle depression

New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has shown that when taken in conjunction with antidepressants, saffron may assist adults with depression. According to Dr...

Mixed reaction over mandatory HIV tests

People who bite NSW police and ambulance officers could be subjected to mandatory testing for blood borne viruses, says NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman. This...

MedAdvisor and Sigma sign two-year agreement

MedAdvisor and Sigma Healthcare have signed a two-year agreement that will see MedAdvisor provide custom branded versions of the mobile app for promotion and...

Meds safety: PSA wants more done

While commending federal, state and territory health ministers for making medicine safety the 10th National Health Priority Area, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia says...

Cann Group reach cannabis distribution agreement with Symbion

Cann Group Limited (Cann) is launching a range of imported medicinal cannabis products to be distributed to approved Special Access Scheme (SAS) patients by...

Pharmacy Alliance hits 700 stores with big plans for the future

Pharmacy Alliance has today welcomed the 700th pharmacy to its network, cementing its position as Australia’s largest, independent, member-based pharmacy network. The addition of Prahran...
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