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Work health and safety (WHS) regulations requiring businesses to manage psychosocial hazards have been in effect since 2022. A community pharmacist and an employment lawyer discuss implications for pharmacy 5 …

With close to half of Australia’s 5,949 Section 90 approved community pharmacies signed up, administrators believe the National Immunisation Program Vaccination in Pharmacy (NIPVIP) is off to a good start, …

Questions abound this week, as we wonder about the whereabouts of the 8CPA, we keep an eye on the Dunkley by-election…and what’s going on with compounding? Negotiations for the Eighth …

The TGA is looking at cracking down on the compounding of injectable weight loss medicines, following the concerns it expressed last year The Therapeutic Goods Administration has announced that it …

Doctors are complaining that they’ve been left in the dark about the north Queensland scope of practice pilot – but pharmacists are ready to get started The Australian Medical Association’s …

Urgent recall ordered for toy bath ducks sold in hundreds of pharmacies A toy bath duck set sold in many Australian pharmacies has been urgently withdrawn from sale, and made …

Expanded 60-day dispensing list includes medication for the treatment of conditions such as diabetes, migraine and bipolar disorder  Prescribers can now issue prescriptions for two months’ supply of an additional …

Former Guild president wants medicinal cannabis to be included on PBS The former national president of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis, says his role on the board of …

Authorities have swooped on a Melbourne pharmacy this week, seizing semaglutide, peptides and human growth hormones – and they’ve warned pharmacists to be careful about compounding The Therapeutic Goods Administration, …

Negotiations for the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA) are set to continue as the Guild and government inch closer to an acceptable deal  Pharmacy owners are cautiously optimistic that the …

CAPS seeks to ramp up pressure on Labor after 8CPA implementation date was missed  The Dunkley by-election will provide pharmacists with an opportunity to voice their frustration at the government’s …

Newsagents’ “cosy systems of exclusivity” watched by pharmacy as OTC medications head to supermarkets…and should drugs be distributed only through doctors? Welcome to April 1979… Our April 1979 issue opens …

US cyber attack impacts pharmacies; NZ dispensing error saw loratadine laced with haloperidol; UK pharmacists burning out New Zealand: The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a pharmacy breached the …