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PATY State/Territory Winners Named

Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) winners have now been named for 2020. These pharmacy assistants are as follows: Joshua...

IT Solution Provider Recognised for E-Prescriptions

The 2020 Victorian iAward went to Fred IT in acknowledgement of its success in this year’s rollout of national electronic prescriptions. The awards were held...

Covid-19 linked to hearing loss

Although uncommon, sudden permanent hearing loss seems to be linked to Covid-19 infection in some people, warn doctors, reporting the first UK case in...

Funds for safe use of medicines

A federal government commitment to national health priorities will see improvements in the safe use of medicines. This will come under a $25 million federal...

Avoiding future medical supply crises

Australia must boost investment in university start-ups to strengthen the nation’s capacity in medicine and science and avoid future gaps in supply or capability. Stoic...

Opening eyes to a frontier in vision restoration

A revolutionary cortical vision device, developed by Monash University researchers that could one day help restore vision to the blind, is being prepared for...

Potential new treatment for brain cancer

A recent study by Monash University has uncovered a potential new drug that may lead to new treatments for common brain cancers. The study, published...

Novel medicine to save women’s lives in child birth

A new partnership further advances the clinical development of inhaled oxytocin for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in developing countries. PPH, a condition of excessive blood...

Pharmacy employee wage increase

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently handed down its Annual Wage Review Decision, in which all minimum award rates of pay will be increased...

Pharmacist strategies for declining medicine supply

Complaints about declining supply of medicine are increasing, worsened by fears around COVID-19. However, strategies are at hand to assist pharmacists supply or decline...

Legislative changes to provide improved access to important medicines in Queensland

Media Release Queenslanders will now have improved access to oral contraceptives and medicinal cannabis following legislative amendments made by the Queensland Government. While women have been...

Limits of being mind-blind

Aphantasia – being blind in the mind’s eye – may be linked to more cognitive functions than previously thought, new research from UNSW Sydney...
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