Chemical warfare, or the focus on retail and profit, is killing the community pharmacy, writes Mouhamad Zoghbi Today’s business culture has become cutthroat. There is no place for the faint …

When a patient presents at a pharmacy with a private prescription not covered by the PBS, most patients are disappointed by the benefits they receive under their ancillary benefits private …

A new atypical antipsychotic medication that provides a sustained improvement of the symptoms of schizophrenia with negligible effect on patients’ metabolic parameters has been welcomed by Australian experts.

Consumers will need to be prepared for the changes flowing from the PBS delisting of 17 types of medicines on 1 January 2016, says the PSA. The medicines include products …

Minister for Health Sussan Ley today confirmed the 17 types of common OTC medicines, including paracetamol and aspirin, that will no longer be subsidised as a prescription drug under the …

SPONSORED: Questions are being asked about the risks associated with codeine-containing analgesics, including their potential for misuse and whether these over-the-counter pain relievers should be rescheduled as Prescription Only medicines.

The Pharmacy Board is reminding pharmacists to renew their registration by the 30 November 2015 registration expiry date. Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each …

Health Minister Sussan Ley says patients with rare chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia now have affordable access to a life-changing medicine that would normally cost up to $66,500 …

Well-known Mossman pharmacist John Anich OAM has been awarded Life Membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. The PSA Queensland Branch President, Bruce Elliot presented the award at the Society’s …

Dose Administration Aids seem to be universally accepted… but let’s not forget their shortcomings, writes Keryn Coghill Dose administration aids: we hear lots about these little devices and how useful …

When a customer walks into a pharmacy, they aren’t just seeking a remedy, they are looking for quality connections and engagement; with this in mind, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia …

A Pharmacy Trial Program stakeholder consultation forum conducted in Canberra has seen stakeholders confirm support for the Pharmacy Trial Program. The forum, convened by the Department of Health, was attended …