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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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Current state of medicine play

Following on from yesterday’s decision to enforce new limits on dispensing and sales of prescription and over the counter (OTC) medicines, we take a look at the certain requirements for community pharmacists. Demand...

Australians urged: beware of COVID-19 scammers

The ACCC is warning Australians to remain vigilant regarding scammers who are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around COVID-19 and selling products that claim to prevent or cure the...

Minister for Health thanks pharmacists

Minister Greg Hunt has written an open letter today thanking pharmacists and community pharmacy staff for their "extraordinary dedication and service to the Australian community" during this unprecedented time. Addressing the "stresses and...

Limits on the dispensing and sales of prescription and OTC medicines

Media Release  19 March 2020 From today, pharmacists will be enforcing Federal Government direction to limit dispensing and sales of prescriptions and certain over-the-counter medicines for the benefit of all Australians. These limits will apply...

Aggressive behaviour in pharmacies not tolerated

Media Release 19 March 2020 At this time of high demand and anxiety around all Australian community pharmacies, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has urged the general public to respect the right of pharmacy...

Managing Aussie health: what are you weighting for?

Obesity and being overweight are leading risk factors for serious health conditions in Australia. Weight management has been an ongoing issue for a significant amount of time, and despite the growing trend of...
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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...

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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...

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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