Tag Archives: Pharmacy

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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Racism and access issues in rural health

Improved access to healthcare and the abolition of discrimination and racism in remote and rural areas featured strongly in Australia’s 15th National Rural Health Conference. Ear, nose and throat surgeon Kelvin Kong, of the University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health, used his opening address to stun the …

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Guild President’s fierce response

Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President George Tambassis has penned a passionate open letter to raise awareness of the dangers of tinkering unnecessarily with the PBS. In particular, Mr Tambassis raises serious concerns over the recently proposed idea to increase quantities of routinely dispensed medicines. Below is Mr Tambassis’ 26th …

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Guild launches online opioid course

The Pharmacy Guild’s Learning and Development platform features a new online course, ‘Opioid substitution therapy: A guide for pharmacists’. The module includes the pharmacological basis for using substitution therapy, its benefits and aims for treatment. The course also provides preliminary information for pharmacists who wish to initiate an opioid substitution …

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Pharmacy Connect 2019

The fourth annual Pharmacy Connect will be held from September 5-7, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Hosted by the Pharmacy Guild New South Wales branch, Pharmacy Connect 2019 aims to feature a comprehensive three-day program including education, pre-conference workshops focusing on harm minimisation and the 7CPA, plus sessions …

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