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Relief for patients with cystic fibrosis

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has announced that Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) is now conditionally reimbursed in Australia for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged 12 and...

Pharmacist referral scheme for rollout?

Researchers say their evaluation is “proof of concept” for Australia’s community pharmacists to take on an integrated role in primary healthcare. The team from the...

Tobacco still big killer but burden is easing

Tobacco use contributed to an estimated 21,000 deaths, or more than one in eight fatalities, in Australia during 2015, according to a new report...

Directory puts pain services on the map

Health Minister Greg Hunt launched Painaustralia’s National Pain Services Directory at Parliament House this week. More than 200 specialist pain services across Australia are in...

Anti-acid meds linked to future health risks

National initiatives have failed to reduce prolonged use of anti-acid medicines in Australia, according to a new UNSW study. Australians’ use of proton pump inhibitor...

Queensland Pharmacy Guild hosts annual parliamentary dinner

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Queensland branch recently held its parliamentary dinner at Queensland Parliament House. On Tuesday evening over 110 guests attended the event,...

Affordability an issue in women’s healthcare

The results of the fifth annual Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey were launched on Wednesday October 23, 2019, revealing interesting insights into women’s healthcare. Surveying...

iNova’s iPitch encourages product innovation through crowdsourcing

iNova Pharmaceuticals invites consumer health product developers worldwide to submit product innovations to iPitch – its collaborative new crowdsourcing project. Starting with four carefully curated product-based...

Asthma death figures show gender disparity

New data reveals a marked decrease in asthma-related deaths in Australian women, while the death toll for men barely dropped. Welcoming the reduction in asthma-related...

A Plus for CW group in MedAdvisor deal

MedAdvisor’s PlusOne pharmacy software has been selected by Chemist Warehouse as its platform for the promotion, recording and delivery of all its health programs. The...

$4m boost in funding for osteoporosis plan

A national strategic action plan for osteoporosis is set to provide critical support to the 4.7 million Australians aged over 50 who live with...

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...
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