Concerns raised over ‘incompetent’ handling of S8 medicines Pharmacy regulators around Australia are becoming “dismayed” at the handling of Schedule 8 medicines by the sector, a new release reveals. In …

Deprescribing push being held back by low HMR uptake, experts say While a range of studies and expert opinions have emphasised the vital role of deprescribing in elderly patients, it …

Meet the pharmacists aiming for Federal Parliament next month A trio of pharmacists are currently aiming for election to Federal Parliament on 2 July. The pharmacists, representing a diversity of …

Guild signs top level MOU with Chinese pharmacy leaders The importance of the burgeoning Chinese market to the Australian complementary medicine and pharmaceutical markets has been ratified with the signing …

A lot has changed in the world since the AJP first landed in people’s mailboxes back in 1886… Now – following the demise of The Bulletin – the oldest continuously …

Restrictions imposed on bulk paracetamol sales, but naproxen stays S2 Regulators have chosen to impose restrictions on the open selling of bulk packs of paracetamol. Transcripts from the March meeting …

President re-elected, but new blood to enter senior ranks at the PSA Victorian pharmacist Joe Demarte has been re-elected as President by the national PSA board. Demarte, who is also …

Pharmacists told to order minimum stock quantities to avoid further shortages The TGA is advising consumers and health professionals that there is a shortage of metformin extended release tablets. The …

Sending problems with AJP Daily Some of our readers have been receiving multiple issues of AJP Daily in the last week. Please be assured that we are aware of the …

Two pharmacists awarded Queen’s Birthday honours for service to their local communities. Long-serving Benalla pharmacist Philip Messenger was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General …

Five initiatives to increase the professional role of pharmacists In its 2016 Election Manifesto, the PSA has set out its key agenda items for the future of community pharmacy and …

Eye ointment supply crisis ends Supply of Zovirax Ophthalmic ointment is set to resume, the TGA has said in a new alert. Unused stock of Zovirax was recalled in October 2014 …