Retail Pharmacy Magazine

Dementia Action Week calls for behavioural changes

To mark Dementia Action Week 2019, Dementia Australia will be calling on all Australians to change how they respond and behave around people living with dementia. The theme of the week, from 16-22 September, is Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you? Its objective is to start a conversation with all Australians …

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TGA up-schedules modified-release paracetamol

Pharmacists may need to step in and evaluate the current medicinal treatments of Australians who suffer from osteoarthritis pain. This followes a decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to up-schedule modified-release paracetamol products such as Panadol Osteo from June 1, 2020. The decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) …

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Southport pharmacy smashed and burgled

A video of a Queensland pharmacy being burgled following a brick being thrown through its door has been released by the police. The video depicts one of two men throwing a large type of brick through the pharmacy’s glass front door. The accomplice, after finishing the job of breaking the …

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Confidential briefing with key Guild leaders

Members of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia in attendance at Pharmacy Connect 2019 will have the exclusive opportunity to hear from Guild National President, George Tambassis and New South Wales Branch President, David Heffernan during a confidential briefing. The Guild Member Only Breakfast held on Friday, September 6, at 7am …

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NSW Budget: PSA calls for expanded roles for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) welcomes the NSW Government’s Budget commitment to health spending, but calls on the government to better utilise the skills of pharmacists to improve the state’s healthcare system. PSA NSW Branch President Professor Peter Carroll commended the NSW Government on the addition of 880 allied …

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Learn to trust your gut

To reduce health taboos, Metamucil is using humour and cultural milestones (the recent federal election) to drive consumer awareness of their brand and spark conversations about gut health. The new Poolitical Party called on all Australians to trust their gut. The Gut & Nugget Alliance had hit the campaign trail …

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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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