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 …

Cough and cold medicine ingredient linked to allergy and skin reaction risk The TGA has warned that medicines containing bromhexine have been linked to a small risk of severe allergic …

Experts say action needed to curb rising PBS costs The cost of the PBS is once again on the rise, according to a new report prepared by the Parliamentary Budget …

Patient safety may be at risk with reports that Anginine and Lycinate tablets are taking longer to dissolve than expected. The TGA has today issued an alert warning it was investigating …

NSW police are investigating an attempted armed robbery of a pharmacy in Sydney’s south west. At about 4.30pm (Tuesday 31 May), a man entered a pharmacy on Auburn Road, Birrong, …

Our readers responded in droves to our recent poll on naturopathy. Here’s a selection of some of the best comments: It seems that the 23% who feel they should stock …

A Pharmacy Guild complaint against an advertisement by an online buying group has been upheld by regulators. The TGAs Complaints Resolution Panel has found that international buying group Groupon was …