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Guild’s new Executive Director Suzanne Greenwood hints at changes ahead

Suzanne Greenwood, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s new Executive Director, has introduced herself in an open letter that gives a glimpse into her style,...

Worrying increase in paracetamol poisoning cases

In little more than a decade, the annual number of paracetamol poisoning cases has increased by 44.3 per cent, while cases of toxic liver...

Financial results for Aussie pharma companies

Sigma Healthcare While overall revenue is up by 6.9 per cent, Sigma Healthcare has suffered a significant drop in profit, as restructuring costs relating to...

Air pollution linked to dementia

In the first global study that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution...

Monthly dosing of Opdivo available on PBS

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced that patients undergoing immuno-oncology (IO) treatment will now have access to a monthly dosing schedule of Opdivo (nivolumab) via the...

Botox listed on PBS from September

Botox (botulinum toxin type A) injection is now listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for moderate-to-severe lower-limb spasticity following an acute event, such...

Testosterone may help postmenopausal women enjoy sex again

Following years of debate regarding testosterone therapy for women, there is agreement among experts and medical societies about how testosterone could be prescribed for...

World-first trial shows cuts in ED wait times

A new study has shown that up to 70 per cent of patients at hospital emergency departments with chest pains could be safely discharged...

New e-learning modules for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Guild), in partnership with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have developed two...

Creams and gels can soothe pain spells

As people begin to prepare their summer bodies, NPS MedicineWise has prepared all the information needed on gel and cream pain relievers for the...

Spring into action for good asthma care

The National Asthma Council Australia is calling on healthcare professionals to mark National Asthma Week by preparing the millions of Australians with asthma for...

Let’s hear it for women

During this year’s Women’s Health Week, held September 2-6, Hearing Australia is encouraging women of all ages to celebrate the sounds they love hearing. “Hearing...
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