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$40m plan to revive anti-smoking campaign

Cancer Council Australia has commended the federal Opposition for its $40 million commitment to revive Australia’s landmark National Tobacco Campaign, which could prevent more...

Access to medicinal cannabis simplified

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch has welcomed the Government’s decision to repeal the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Act 2016 to make it...

Australia’s urgent allergy crisis

In the lead up to World Allergy Week on April 7, allergy experts have provided an overview of the crisis in the care of...

Mum’s debut as author on Autism Day

Perth mother Kylee Matson made her debut as an author on World Autism Awareness Day this week (April 2). Ms Matson says she has become...

Inflammatory arthritis impacts sex

People living with inflammatory arthritis are more likely to experience higher levels of sexual dysfunction in their intimate relationships, new research led by Curtin...

Guild’s budget breakdown

In the federal budget edition of Forefront, the Pharmacy Guild has welcomed confirmation that the government, if re-elected, will provide $245 million over five...

Aged care committee appointments

 The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has appointed three new members to the Aged Care Sector Committee (ACSC). Representing the National...

Health literacy overlooked

While welcoming key budget measures in health, the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) has called for more to be done on health literacy and...

Government commits to uncapped PBS

Medicines Australia (MA) welcomed the federal budget announcement of $331 million for the listings of innovative medicines on the PBS. This is reinforced by the...

Tough but not taboo

This week, thousands of Australians will have started conversations they might otherwise have preferred to avoid – about what will happen at the end...

PSA: pharmacy needs more

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) acknowledged the government’s commitment to pharmacy in the 2019-20 federal budget, shown through the extension of the AHI...

Funds to fight Australia’s biggest killers

The Heart Foundation has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, to invest a further $4 million to tackle two of...
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