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PSA reminds Coalition of commitments

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) looks forward to working with the re-elected Morrison government to address medicine safety, negotiating the next Community Pharmacy Agreement and delivering better healthcare for all Australians. “PSA’s ‘Pharmacists in 2023’ report shows how an evolved healthcare system can empower pharmacists to provide more effective …

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Planning to take care

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) has welcomed National Volunteer Week’s 2019 theme, ‘Making a world of difference’, taking the opportunity to acknowledge the nationwide impact of its “small but mighty” volunteer team of 12. As the national authority on advance care planning, ACPA has empowered thousands of Australians to plan …

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Learn to trust your gut

To reduce health taboos, Metamucil is using humour and cultural milestones (the recent federal election) to drive consumer awareness of their brand and spark conversations about gut health. The new Poolitical Party called on all Australians to trust their gut. The Gut & Nugget Alliance had hit the campaign trail …

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Guardian wins pharmacy satisfaction ahead of Priceline

Guardian is the Roy Morgan Pharmacy/Chemist of the month for March with a customer satisfaction rating of 93 per cent edging out Priceline Pharmacy on 92 per cent and TerryWhite Chemmart and 2018 Pharmacy/Chemist of the Year Discount Drug Stores both on 91 per cent. Guardian is a former winner …

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AusCann appoints new CEO

Medicinal cannabis company AusCann Group Holdings confirms that Ido Kanyon has commenced today (May 22) as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Kanyon’s appointment was announced in February following a comprehensive international executive search conducted by the AusCann Board, with a scheduled start date of 22 May 2019. Mr …

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Official pharmacy bodies congratulate the new Morrison government

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison on leading the Coalition to victory at the weekend’s election. Guild National President  George Tambassis says the election win would help to provide greater certainty for community pharmacies and their staff. “The Coalition has long been a strong supporter …

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Flu vaccinations from age of 10 plus in Tasmania

Pharmacists across Tasmania will soon be able to administer flu vaccinations to children from the age of 10-years-old. The Tasmanian Health Minister the Hon Michael Ferguson announced that as part of Tasmanian Department of Health Winter Demand Management Plan 2019 that pharmacists will be able to administer flu vaccinations to …

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The final countdown is on to find Australia’s best pharmacy assistant

There is only one week left to nominate a pharmacy assistant for the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) with third party nominations closing on Friday, May 24. PATY National Coordinator, Deborah Scholz says everyone can get involved with PATY and nominate a deserving …

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