Federal Court affirms unsuccessful challenge to Health Minister’s discretionary powers must be paid by applicant A pharmacy owner who opposed the Health Minister’s discretionary power in allowing pharmaceutical benefits to …

Wesfarmers the front runners but Sigma still in the running as takeover battle rumbles on When Wesfarmers bought W.H.Soul Pattinson’s 19.3% share of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) in the first …

Graduate pharmacists worst paid of all, survey shows, though with higher employment rates than other graduates The median salaries for pharmacy graduates are just $50,000 per year – the overall …

Pharmacy Guild says it will monitor developments on API buyout for any “possible implications”. Sigma Healthcare has made a takeover offer for Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API), trumping Wesfarmers 11 day …

Pfizer embarks on total US recall because of carcinogen concerns A total voluntary recall of Pfizer’s smoking cessation drug in the US last week because of continued concerns around carcinogen …

Pharmacy brands like-for-like sales up 8.7% in spite of COVID hits, half yearly report shows. Sigma Healthcare has experienced what it describes as “organic growth” across its pharmacy brands and …

CSL’s Melbourne Broadmeadows facility had a positive COVID-19 case One of the CSL production facilities producing the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine, Vaxzevria, has had a positive COVID-19 case of its own, …

Regulator concerned over spurious COVID-19 information sent by controversial MP The Therapeutic Goods Administration is looking at potentially taking legal action under the Criminal Code after controversial MP Craig Kelly …

Vitamin sales moving to supermarkets, echoing the experience of competitor Blackmores There has been a shift of more people buying vitamins from supermarkets than pharmacies over the past 12 months, …

Health Minister announces new Medicines Supply Security Guarantee to prevent shortages as part of deals with pharma industry Generic medicines companies will start to hold a minimum of four to …

Price disclosure’s “deep” cuts are exacerbating medication shortages, says head of Advantage Pharmacy and Chemist Discount Centre Rolling shortages of antidepressants, hyper-tension and cholesterol medications are at least partly the …

Lockdowns forced a shift with vitamin purchases happening mainly in supermarkets The COVID-19 pandemic pushed people away from pharmacies and towards supermarkets to buy vitamins – and when they got …