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Professional wart removal at home

Wartie Advanced is a cryotherapy product that introduces a new level of freezing performance to treat stubborn, mature warts and plantar warts. The conductive gel increases freezing performance while the precision tip freezes the wart and avoids surrounding healthy skin, resulting in a more pain-free application. Foam plasters are included …

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Get a Hollywood smile

The teeth-whitening range by White Glo was originally developed for actors and models to transform ageing, yellowing teeth into pearly whites. The White Glo Diamond Series Whitening System is now available for all pharmacy customers and uses the same active ingredient used in professional teeth whitening and a similar process. …

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Global call at G7 to phase out coal

Health groups in Australia are part of a global effort involving more than 300,000 doctors, nurses and public health professionals and advocates from 30 countries calling on G7 nations to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives. Climate and Health Alliance (Australia), Australian Health Promotion Association and Doctors …

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ASMI supports real-time monitoring of codeine

The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) says real-time monitoring of OTC codeine-containing analgesics, in addition to other targeted measures, including mandatory warning statements, reducing pack sizes and educational materials, provide the best chance to curb potential misuse. The advice was in response to a report published in Addiction titled ‘Codeine …

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Victorian pharmacist wins $10,000

Pharmacist Lewis Williams, from Craigieburn in Victoria, won $10,000 as a consolation prize when he entered the Maxigesic Millionaire promotion. Mr Williams entered the trade promotion that was open to all Australian pharmacists during the past four months through purchasing Maxigesic, which is the first analgesic that combines paracetamol and …

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Ventura Health and Fred IT Group join forces

Ventura Health and Fred IT are teaming up to implement the Fred NXT cloud solution nationally, providing Ventura with long-term competitive gains while also catering to the individual needs of its pharmacies. As a multibrand pharmacy resource centre, Ventura Health supports the retail management and technology needs of more than …

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$54 million commitment for type 1 diabetes

Leading diabetes organisations have commended the federal Government’s commitment to invest $54 million under the National Diabetes Services Scheme to subsidise continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for children and young people aged under 21 who are living with type 1 diabetes. Both the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) and the …

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Pharmacy 777 throws a street party

Pharmacy 777 Nollamara in Perth has celebrated being named Guild Pharmacy of the Year 2016 with a street party to thank all its patients and followers for making the award possible. Pharmacist Swarup (Sam) Afsar and his staff organised the street-party celebration in conjunction with other businesses and clubs in …

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Children’s Panadol batches recalled

Consumers and health professionals are advised that GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is in the process of recalling three batches of Children’s Panadol 5-12 Years, supplied in 200ml bottles. The TGA said an ingredient used in the manufacture of these medicines may have been contaminated with …

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ECP invited to join PSA national board

The PSA is offering the opportunity for an early-career pharmacist to become a national board director to help shape the future of the profession. Following a historic resolution passed at PSA’s national board meeting in March, the recruitment and appointment of an early-career pharmacist (ECP) PSA director is now underway. …

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