Which Australians are getting their influenza vaccination in pharmacies, and why? New research provides some answers  Despite new policies allowing pharmacists around Australia to administer influenza vaccines, most Australian adults …

Pharmacy Board publishes new warnings on the danger of incorrect methotrexate prescribing and dispensing following recent reports  The Pharmacy and Medical Boards have published a joint reminder on the dangers …

The jury is out on the efficacy of paracetamol for reducing pain in many conditions, new Australian research reveals  For most conditions, evidence regarding the effectiveness of paracetamol is insufficient …

Minister and health officials talk up Australia’s vaccine program as first clotting case emerges and questions over speed continue Health Minister Greg Hunt and leading medical officials have moved to …

Australia is falling behind in tracking and tracing medicines through the supply chain, say experts Australia is falling well behind a number of other countries in its systems to ‘track …

New data reveals the largest increase for a decade in the number of patients receiving opioid dependency treatment  On a snapshot day in 2020, over 53,300 clients received pharmacotherapy treatment …

Nationwide real time monitoring program rollout is looking likely to happen by the end of the year  Australia’s Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) system is set to be rolled out …

TGA launches consultation into issues around medicine supply and shortages  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is conducting a public consultation seeking feedback on reforms intended to help ensure ongoing, reliable …

National launch of the active script list database is expected “soon” potentially overcoming need to SMS patients  Experts are anticipating the full national availability of the new Active Script List …

Opinion is divided among Australian consumers about the cost of medications, with around one third saying they’re too expensive A majority of Australians have given a vote of confidence to …

The big news in Australian pharmacy 125 years ago was a court case relating to the construction of a new building for the College of Pharmacy, Melbourne   The Pharmaceutical Society …

Which demographic groups are likely to be resistant to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? Australian research provides some guidance  Will enough people be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to ensure …