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National approach needed on continued dispensing

Media Release 27 March 2020 Following announcements from both the NSW and Victorian State Governments, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has called for the continued dispensing...

Government support for business

The Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash released a statement this week stating that the Government is...

Time to update your medication list

During the COVID-19 pandemic it’s important to remind your customers to have an up-to-date medication list ready, particularly if they take more than one...

Financial advice service offers support

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, it is also significantly impacting the economy. This is leading to fear, anxiety...

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COVID-19 takes a mental toll

New research published in JAMA Network Open this week has confirmed that health care workers on the frontline of COVID-19 are at increased risk of developing mental health issues such as depression,...

Is it time for Australians to make future medical decisions?

Media Release 23 March, 2020 COVID-19: is it time for Australians to make future medical decisions? National Advance Care Planning Week kicks off today encouraging Australians to plan their future care. But it prompts...

Don’t stop taking prescribed heart medications

The Heart Foundation recommends that health professionals continue the routine use of ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) and ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, secondary prevention of...

COVID-19: a marathon for all pharmacists

On 19 March at 9am, APP Online understandably, launched the conference with a panel discussion on COVID-19 addressing how it’s impacting community pharmacies, and what pharmacists should be doing during this time. On...

An update from Dementia Australia

Media Release 20 March 2020 In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Dementia Australia will be modifying the way they approach their service delivery and activity for the time being. The wellbeing of the community, including...

Don’t forget your oral health

While we’re preoccupied with hand hygiene – regular handwashing, using hand sanitiser, not touching your face – as COVID-19 dominates news headlines, it’s important not to overlook our oral health, too. Today marks...
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Are pregnant women passing COVID-19 on to bubs?

Pregnant women may need to be extra vigilant with social distancing and hygiene measures during the current COVID-19 pandemic as research suggests there may...

Study shows cardiac injury common in COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide since December 2019, prompting researchers to look into the effect of COVID-19 on heart health. An...

Call to not dispense coronavirus ‘cure’ drugs

Australian pharmacies have been inundated with people wanting to buy hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and chloroquine OTC or via scripts from their GPs. This follows the World...

Keep physical distance, but stay connected

Media Release 24 March, 2020 COVID-19 App – Keeping people safe, connected and informed virtually With the COVID-19 Pandemic, we must keep our physical distance from others....

APA calls NSW Gov to declare a State of Emergency now

Media Release 24 March, 2020 APA (NSW) calls on NSW Government to declare a State of Emergency now APA (NSW) is calling on the NSW Government to declare...

APP Online successfully live-streamed nationwide

Media Release 23 March, 2020 More than 1,000 people tuned in to the APP Online livestream from Thursday 19 March to Saturday 21 March, supporting the...

Could losing your sense smell be the first sign of COVID-19?

Medical experts in countries hit by COVID-19 are reporting that one of the first signs of COVID-19 infection may be an unexpected loss of...

COVID-19 takes a mental toll

New research published in JAMA Network Open this week has confirmed that health care workers on the frontline of COVID-19 are at increased risk...

Is it time for Australians to make future medical decisions?

Media Release 23 March, 2020 COVID-19: is it time for Australians to make future medical decisions? National Advance Care Planning Week kicks off today encouraging Australians...

Industry Updates

National approach needed on continued dispensing

Media Release 27 March 2020 Following announcements from both the NSW and Victorian State Governments, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has called for the continued dispensing...

Government support for business

The Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash released a statement this week stating that the Government is...

Time to update your medication list

During the COVID-19 pandemic it’s important to remind your customers to have an up-to-date medication list ready, particularly if they take more than one...

Financial advice service offers support

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, it is also significantly impacting the economy. This is leading to fear, anxiety...

A bid to address potential supply shortages

The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has been granted interim authorisation by the ACCC to allow its medical technology companies to coordinate the...

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