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Pharmacy Guild warns of NT workforce shortages

The decision by Charles Darwin University (CDU) to cease accepting new enrolments into the Bachelor of Pharmacy Course is problematic, according to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Also, the university intends to disband the pharmacy course once the existing cohort has completed its studies, which the Guild believes will result …

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Peanut allergy vaccine to rewrite immune system

Peanut allergies could become a thing of the past as breakthrough research from the University of South Australia  develops a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure the potentially life threatening condition. Globally, the incidence of food allergies and related life-threatening anaphylaxis is increasing, with the World Allergy Organisation reporting …

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Smoke season calls for review of asthma plans

As smoke from fires along the east coast of Australia continues to impact on air quality, NPS MedicineWise has issued a reminder to people with breathing conditions to follow advice from their doctor and healthcare professionals, limit time spent outdoors and avoid vigorous exercise. NPS MedicineWise medical adviser Dr Jill …

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Inclusivity of people with disability has a long way to go

A true representation of the 4.4 million Australians with disability is urgently required in the media, arts and wider community, according to new research released today by profit-for-purpose company Mable. Coinciding with International Day of People with Disability, the Mable research highlights the disparity between people with disability in Australia …

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Pharmacy Alliance announces winners

Pharmacy Alliance has announced the winners of its second annual Pharmacy Awards. The awards recognise the achievements of independent pharmacies nation-wide.  Hooper Centre Pharmacy in Toowoomba, Queensland was crowned the Alliance Pharmacy of the Year 2019; Partner Pharmacy of the Year was awarded to Ron Dunford Pharmacy in Parkes, NSW; and …

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NPSA members rally in face of fire

NPSA members have adjusted delivery schedules and seconded other resources to deliver essential medicines during the unprecedented bushfire emergency in New South Wales and Queensland. Team members at Symbion, Sigma and API warehouses along the eastern seaboard have been remapping distribution routes and working with emergency services to ensure pharmaceutical …

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Capital Chemist Kingston wins local business award

The local Business Awards for Outstanding Pharmacy in the Canberra region went to Capital Chemist Group Kingston. The award was received by the Chairman of the Board of Capital Chemist group, Sandra Ferrington, and the team at Capital Chemist Kingston on November 13. Capital Chemist Group Business Manager Andrew Topp says the …

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Gov’t issues advice for pharmacists dispensing PBS medicines in areas affected by bushfires

The Department of Health today issued an advice for approved pharmacists supplying PBS medicines to patients in areas affected by Queensland and NSW bushfires.   The advice can be viewed in PDF format here. The advice covers Patient Entitlement Dispensing medicines under the 3 day emergency supply rule without a prescription …

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Pharmacy Alliance hits 700 stores with big plans for the future

Pharmacy Alliance

Pharmacy Alliance has today welcomed the 700th pharmacy to its network, cementing its position as Australia’s largest, independent, member-based pharmacy network. The addition of Prahran Midnight Pharmacy, Melbourne represents the Alliance’s ongoing commitment to arming independent pharmacies with the necessary tools and support to best serve their communities. Second-generation pharmacist …

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Yoghurt and dietary fibre consumption could lessen lung cancer risk

Adults who ingest bigger quantities of yoghurt and dietary fibre may be at reduced risk of lung cancer, according to results of a global study of nearly 1.5 million adults at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The study, based on pooled analysis published in JAMA Oncology, looks at 10 …

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