Tag Archives: Pharmacy

Hair colour loses lustre as customer numbers decline

Results from new research conducted by Roy Morgan has revealed overall hair colour purchase and purchasing frequency is on the decline. Research results reveal only 15.4 per cent of Australians purchased hair colour in an average six months in the year to March 2019, down two percentage points (ppts) from …

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Pharmacy Location Rules

Consumers have benefited for almost 30 years from the Pharmacy Location Rules, which were introduced by the Government in the 1990s to ensure all Australians have access to PBS medicines and related services, delivered through a well-established network of pharmacies. The rules ensure that community pharmacies are established where there …

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Pharmacist access to the MBS one step closer

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has called on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce to increase the role of pharmacists to address the healthcare needs of all Australians. The PSA’s recommendations, which stem from its two key reports, Medicine Safety: Take care and Pharmacists in 2023, made to …

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PSA’s principled plea

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has released clinical governance principles that champion the design and implementation of safe and high quality pharmacy services. ‘Clinical Governance Principles for Pharmacy Services 2018’ give pharmacists and organisations involved in the provision of pharmacy services guidance to improve safety, quality and consistency of …

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Joint venture creates Asian healthcare opportunities

Australian digital medication management company MedAdvisor has completed the formation of its 50-50 joint venture with Zuellig Pharma Holdings, one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia. Zuellig Pharma’s $US13 billion ($18.5 billion) business provides healthcare services to more than 350,000 medical facilities across Asia and works with more …

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PSA hits back

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia National President Dr Chris Freeman has hit back at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in an open letter published this week. Dr Freeman’s strong and unequivocal letter is in response to the RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon’s call for the Queensland government to reconsider …

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Knock out flu with a quick jab

Chemist Warehouse has again been offering Australians a convenient way to help protect themselves against the flu, with in-pharmacy flu immunisation clinics available across the country. With flu season imminent, the Australian government recommends an annual flu shot for all Australians aged over six months. Chemist Warehouse’s national flu campaign …

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Vaccination age lowered 

  The minimum age for pharmacist-administered vaccination in Queensland has been  lowered to 16 years. “Allowing trained pharmacists to administer vaccines will significantly increase the immunisation rates within the community and reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases,” Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Queensland Acting President Chris Campbell said. “The administration …

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Funded pharmacy assistant’s training

The Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch has acquired funding to prepare pharmacy assistants for the future of community pharmacy. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund (TEIIF) and will be applied through the Modernising Vocational Education (MOVE) project which aims to support the …

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