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Bee stings found to be the most venomous in Australia

Although Australia is well known for having some of the most venomous animals in the world, it is the humble bee that is responsible...

Date change for Pharmacy Connect

The date for this year’s Pharmacy Connect has changed from August to 2-4 September, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, New South Wales Branch has...

Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care confirmed for APP2021

In a statement released today the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is pleased to announce that The Hon Mark Butler MP, Federal Shadow Minister...

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NostraData Retail Performance

Total retail performance was -5.0 per cent down compared to last week and -4.9 per cent down compared to the same time last year. Overall the growth has been negative over the...

NostraData Retail Performance

Total retail performance was -8.5 per cent down compared to last week and -6.2 per cent down compared to the same time last year. Overall the growth started to flatten over the...

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Total retail performance was -6.6 per cent down compared to last week and -6.3 per cent down compared to the same time last year. Overall the growth started to flatten over the...

NostraData Retail Performance

Total retail performance grew for the third consecutive week last week. Overall the growth started to flatten over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks to enjoy sustained weekly...

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Total retail performance dipped slightly but remained in positive territory compared to last week. Overall the growth started to decline over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks to...

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Total retail performance recovered from negative territory compared to last week. Overall the growth started to decline over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks to flatten in relative...
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Bee stings found to be the most venomous in Australia

Although Australia is well known for having some of the most venomous animals in the world, it is the humble bee that is responsible...

Antidepressants to treat low back pain are concerning

Treating low back pain with antidepressant medicines provides no important benefits and has the potential to cause harm according to a new systematic review...

Who is most at risk of a heart attack in Australia?

Australians who left school early, Tasmanians, South Australians and those living in regional and remote areas are more than twice as likely as other...

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report sparks $452 million in additional funding

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, says it was clear from the Royal Commission’s work that while significant progress has been made, there is a clear...

Free Covid-19 vaccination eligibility tool

The Australasian College of Pharmacy (The College), in partnership with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch (The Guild), is launching a new vaccination...

A beta-blocker that could be the answer to breast cancer

The cardiac drug, carvedilol, could greatly reduce breast cancer progression, with those taking the drug at the time of diagnosis also much more likely...

New online tool to help parents detect hearing loss in children

To mark Hearing Awareness Week and World Hearing Day next week, the Shepherd Centre is launching a new, free-to-access online Listening Check set to...

New vaccine needed for chronic children pneumonia

Experts have been warning about the growing resistance to antibiotics for the general population for a while and now a UNSW Sydney-led medical research...

Mental health and suicide prevention committee calling for input

A select committee on mental health and suicide prevention has reportedly been established, its aim to consider a range of strategic reviews of the...

Industry Updates

Date change for Pharmacy Connect

The date for this year’s Pharmacy Connect has changed from August to 2-4 September, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, New South Wales Branch has...

Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care confirmed for APP2021

In a statement released today the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is pleased to announce that The Hon Mark Butler MP, Federal Shadow Minister...

CSIRO set to develop medicinal cannabis

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, announced it has secured a licence to develop new medicinal cannabis products. Under the new licence, CSIRO says it will...

Aussie PPE manufacturer set to disrupt international market

Softmed, Australia’s largest manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE),  will become the country’s first manufacturer of surgical and examination nitrile gloves, bringing down prices...

New GP Grant in honour of late Dr Harry Nespolon

The new Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) research grant commemorates the late Dr Harry Nespolon, who served as RACGP President until his...

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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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