Retail Pharmacy Magazine

ACT lowers age of pharmacist-administered vaccinations

Pharmacists will be able to protect more Canberrans against vaccine-preventable diseases, ACT Health announced on April 18, in a move welcomed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). Pharmacists will be able to vaccinate more people following ACT Health’s announcement to lower the minimum age of pharmacist-administered vaccinations to 16 …

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Add us to the MBS: PSA

The recommendation to add pharmacists to the list of eligible allied health professionals to access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items, for medication management services for patients with complex care requirements, is an important investment in the safe and effective use of medicines, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said. The …

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Is Australia health-smart?

The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) has called for a national check on health literacy. In submitting its pre-budget submission to the Federal Government, the ASMI called for greater investment in self-care, the elevation of health literacy to a national priority and incentives to increase access to medicines. ASMI is …

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World Cancer Day – take action and get screened

When people think of going to the dentist, most cross their fingers that their dentist won’t recommend a filling, but many don’t consider the possibility of oral cancer. On World Cancer Day (February 4), the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is recommending that Australians schedule regular check-ups with their dentist which …

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UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year

Innovative pharmacist Kirrily Chambers was honoured at the UTS gala dinner for her pioneering work as the first credentialled diabetes educator pharmacist in Australia. After campaigning for three years, Kirrily Chambers broke new ground when she became Australia’s first pharmacist to become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) in 2009. Since …

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NPSA on PBS drugs’ supply

The National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA) has today welcomed the new operational guidelines for the Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding pool that underpins government policy for the distribution of PBS medicines. The updated CSO deeds, which are unique agreements between individual wholesalers and the Department of Health, outline how strict …

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