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Community pharmacists central to Covid vax delivery

Official data reveals four million doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca Covid vaccines have been delivered by pharmacists, making pharmacies central in the fight against the worst impacts of the pandemic. From their...

Statins found to slow knee joint damage

A recent Monash University trial into the effects of cholesterol-lowering medication on knee osteoarthritis has found that whilst not an effective treatment for that condition, it had the added benefit of slowing...

APP2022 – early bird closes in 7 days!

This year’s Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP2022) is fast approaching on 24-27 March, so The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is urging pharmacy owners, pharmacists, pharmacy assistants and pharmacy staff planning to attend,...

Telehealth boost welcomed but more needs to be done

The Government’s move to temporarily restore telehealth to peak Covid-19 pandemic settings was welcomed by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) but it warns more long-term investment is needed. Health Minister...

Experts advise to vaccinate children with asthma before school starts

The National Asthma Council Australia is encouraging parents and carers of children with asthma to vaccinate them before the start of the school year to help protect them from becoming seriously ill...

Free Antigen Tests for concession holders

Community pharmacies will supply Rapid Antigen Tests free to concession holders under agreement with the Australian Government and National Cabinet. Pharmacy Guild National President, Professor Trent Twomey, welcomes the costs of this being...
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Call to give older Aussies with a disability equal access to assistive tech

More than 60 organisations across the health, disability and ageing sectors have released a joint statement urging the Federal Government to end age discrimination...

Choosing kids’ school shoes

As the school term approaches many parents will be starting to think about school uniforms and shoes. But what is the best option when...

Exercise therapy may prevent arthritis post ACL injury

According to The Medical Journal of Australia young Australians are at most risk of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) knee injuries, with studies showing a 74%...

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Call to give older Aussies with a disability equal access to assistive tech

More than 60 organisations across the health, disability and ageing sectors have released a joint statement urging the Federal Government to end age discrimination...

Novavax to be available in coming weeks

Australians aged 18+ will now have access to a fourth Covid-19 vaccine, Nuvaxovid (Novavax) in the coming weeks. This comes after the Australian Government accepted...

Research: potential new way to fight superbugs

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), antimicrobial resistance is among the top 10 global public health threats. It occurs when pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi and...

Aussies with severe dermatitis benefit from PBS listing

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic skin condition affecting the skin, causing redness, itching and sometimes infections. Uncontrolled eczema has a significant...

Investment into National Eating Disorder Centre

The Morrison Government has announced it is investing $13 million to establish a world-leading National Eating Disorder Centre, where Australia’s best researchers will collaborate...

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