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GI issues help for seniors  

Seniors with gastrointestinal (GI) issues can now order prescription medication and OTC medicines via Tonic, an app that may make it simpler for those with chronic gut illness to relieve symptoms and return to full health. Tonic co-founders Adam Gilmore and Guy McKenzie told Retail Pharmacy they wanted to make it easier …

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DDS named Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year

Discount Drug Stores (DDS), has won the top prize for Roy Morgan’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Awards in the Chemist/Pharmacy category for 2018. In the awards ceremony, Roy Morgan named DDS as ‘Australian Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year’ following the highest tally of customer satisfaction ratings in 2018. Roy Morgan calculates each …

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TWC signs deal with Medlab

TerryWhite Chemmart has announced the signing of an agreement with Medlab to stock their clinical-standard range in TWC pharmacies across the country from April. Medlab is a leading Australian medical life sciences company with strong heritage and experience in the development of professional vitamins and supplements. The company’s products that …

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Dementia training a must

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe will call for mandatory, dementia education for aged care workers in her appearance at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality in Adelaide on 19 February. “With more than 50 per cent of people in residential aged care living with a diagnosis of …

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NRL kicks off mental health program

The Liberal National government is investing $660,000 over three years into the National Rugby League’s (NRL) Indigenous All Stars, State of Mind program. The initiative hopes to deliver mental health and resilience workshops to more than 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including Indigenous All Stars players, youth summit …

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Deputy Prime Minister to address APP

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Michael McCormack MP will address delegates at APP. Mr McCormack has accepted the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s (Guild) invitation to speak at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference on the Gold Coast. on the morning of Friday 8 March to deliver the …

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AFT partners PATY again

Following two years as major sponsor, AFT Pharmaceuticals brand Maxigesic has continued its support for pharmacy assistants and will again be the major sponsor of the Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 13th year, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award, …

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Salute Sydney’s super women

Blackmores is inviting nominations for the Blackmores Mercie Whellan Women+Wellbeing Awards 2019, with $6,000 in prize money on offer. These awards celebrate women in the greater Sydney region who have made an outstanding contribution to the local community by improving people’s health and wellbeing. Winners will be announced at an …

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Guild welcomes ALP health reform

The Federal ALP’s commitment to establish a permanent Australian Health Reform Commission if they gain power at the forthcoming election has been welcomed by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King says the proposed Commission would be an independent, legislated body charged with developing and overseeing a …

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