TGA recommends downscheduling products, while a new listing is added for an emergency contraceptive A couple of well-known medicines will be downscheduled following the latest meeting of the Advisory Committee …

Pharmacy penalty rates under discussion by federal MPs Pharmacy penalty rates were on the parliamentary agenda recently, with the contentious issue being raised during a number of post-Budget speeches. During …

What are the 10 most advertised prescription drugs in the US? We often hear calls in Australia for a loosening of restrictions on drug advertising regulations, or of the harms …

Complementary medicines body under fire over evidence-based and environmental issues The National Institute of Complementary Medicines is once again under fire for promoting unproven products, as well as having inconsistent …

Five Queensland state government departments have signed up to have their staff vaccinated in pharmacies The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland branch, announced this week that it had secured agreements …

Good outcome for the sector, although many measures were already in train Pharmacy groups are applauding the Federal government and Health Minister Greg Hunt for delivering a good Budget for …

Pharmacy’s code of conduct is to be revisited as Board renews warnings over advertising breaches The Pharmacy Board of Australia has started a scheduled review of the existing Pharmacy Code of …

Over 200 active ingredient names set to change as Australia moves to fall in line with international norms A wide range of active ingredient names are set to be updated …

Homeopathic baby products recalled following labelling failure The TGA has announced a recall of all batches of Hyland’s Baby teething tablets and Hyland’s Baby nighttime teething tablets. The recall, announced …

Pre-Budget media revelations may not be all that they seem What is being described as “one of the most comprehensive pre-Budget leaks ever” has revealed the federal government plans a …

Who is the world’s richest retail pharmacy shareholder?  He’s the CEO of what is described as “the world’s first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise”, and he’s also its largest …

Dog-related injuries account for a surprisingly large number of hospitalisations, new data reveals  In 2013-14 there were 572 cases of hospitalisation due to drowning in Australia. While this is a …