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OTC OPTIONS TO HELP PATIENTS REDUCE AND CEASE PPI USE 2 CPD CREDITS 2016 Competency Standards: 3.1, 3.2, 3.5. Accreditation Number: A2008RP1 (Exp: 31/07/2022). This activity has been accredited for...

Renewed calls for a sugar tax

The Federal Australian Dental Association (ADA) congratulates the Australian Medical Association (AMA) for calling for an immediate tax on sugar as one of its...

Four tips to improve your dispense workflow for paper and electronic scripts

Sponsored Content Despite the increasing complexities pharmacies face in handling multiple script types, it is possible to improve your dispensing workflow. Here are four electronic...

Chemist Warehouse gets top gong

Chemist Warehouse was named Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year in the 2020 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. This is the first time Chemist Warehouse has won...

New allergic rhinitis chart for pharmacists

The National Asthma Council Australia has launched a new Allergic Rhinitis Treatments Chart for pharmacists in time for the return of the winter flu...

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ACSA: Make vaccination of aged care workers compulsory nationwide

The Aged & Community Services Association (ACSA) is urging all states and territories to follow Western Australia’s lead and introduce mandatory vaccination for aged care workers as soon as safe and practical. Australian...

New shingles vaccine available in Australia

Global healthcare company, GSK Australia has today announced that a new vaccine to help protect against shingles in adults aged 50 years and older is now available via private prescription from...

Celebrating QLD pharmacy rollout of Covid vaccines

The commencement of Covid-19 immunisations throughout community pharmacies, is being celebrated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). On 7 June 2021, 49 regional and remote Queensland pharmacies commenced immunising Australians against the...

New appointment to API Board announced

George Tambassis, former Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, has been appointed as a non-executive director of one of Australia’s pharmaceutical distributors, API Ltd. National President of the Guild, Trent Twomey congratulates his...

Blood lipids promising identifiers of Alzheimer’s disease

Latest research form UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) reveals new insight into the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. Published in Translational Psychiatry, the study looked at the differences between the...

Boonah Pharmacy administers first pharmacy-delivered Covid-19 vaccine

In an important step towards maximising Covid-19 immunisation rates across all of Australia, Boonah Pharmacy in Queensland has today become the first community pharmacy in Australia to deliver the first Covid-19...
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Aussie teens falling short of physical activity guidelines

According to the Cancer Council, Aussie teens are following short of the physical activity guidelines, with new data revealing that only one in six...

Updated guidelines protecting frontline workers against Covid-19

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) welcomes the release of updated guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline healthcare workers...

Renewed calls for a sugar tax

The Federal Australian Dental Association (ADA) congratulates the Australian Medical Association (AMA) for calling for an immediate tax on sugar as one of its...

New allergic rhinitis chart for pharmacists

The National Asthma Council Australia has launched a new Allergic Rhinitis Treatments Chart for pharmacists in time for the return of the winter flu...

Aussies experiencing bad sleep due to Covid-19

New research shows that 51% of Australians are experiencing worse sleep issues since the pandemic. The research reveals the pandemic has exacerbated sleep problems among...

New app empowers maternal mental health

A new app developed by the University of South Australia (UniSA) and parent support group Village Foundation, is set to help women recognise the...

Heavy drinking linked to reduced chances of getting pregnant

A new study published in Human Reproduction has found that women who want to conceive should not only avoid heavy drinking, but in the...

Qld MP gets her Covid jab at DDS in Sarina

Queensland’s Assistant Minister for Health and Regional Health Infrastructure Julieanne Gilbert received her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination at the Discount Drug Store...

The public’s chance to vote for their favourite pharmacy

Members of the public are being encouraged to nominate their favourite community pharmacy, for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s next Pharmacy of the Year...

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Updated guidelines protecting frontline workers against Covid-19

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) welcomes the release of updated guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline healthcare workers...

Chemist Warehouse gets top gong

Chemist Warehouse was named Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year in the 2020 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. This is the first time Chemist Warehouse has won...

New allergic rhinitis chart for pharmacists

The National Asthma Council Australia has launched a new Allergic Rhinitis Treatments Chart for pharmacists in time for the return of the winter flu...

New shingles vaccine available in Australia

Global healthcare company, GSK Australia has today announced that a new vaccine to help protect against shingles in adults aged 50 years and...

New appointment to API Board announced

George Tambassis, former Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, has been appointed as a non-executive director of one of Australia’s pharmaceutical distributors, API Ltd. National...

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Study finds: Glen 20 surface spray kills COVID-19

Throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, it seems that the theories on the different methods to combat COVID-19 have spread almost as quickly as the...

CSIRO healthy meal plans soon to be available at retail outlets

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO is now partnering with food manufacturers and retailers to make it easier for time-poor consumers to choose nutritious ready...

TGA approves new weight loss medication

Contrave, a dual acting oral weight loss medication which helps control hunger and cravings has been approved by the TGA. It is the first combination...

Modified Release Paracetamol Moves Behind the Counter

Modified Release Paracetamol is Moving Behind the Counter 1 June 2020. Modified release paracetamol (MRP) products have now changed from Pharmacy Medicine (Schedule 2) to...

New Psoriasis drugs on PBS

The PBS listing of two of 2 biologic medications for severe psoriasis was announced overnight by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. The estimated 19,000 Australian...

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