Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterised by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental …

Jack Heath, CEO of mental health organisation SANE Australia, has called for a five year coordinated national campaign to reduce mental illness stigma. “Stigma prevents people getting the help they …

API has reported a net profit after tax of $21.3 million for the six months to 28 February 2015. This is above the guidance of $21.1 million provided on 4 …

As a result of advocacy by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the International Pharmaceutical Federation, the global body representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, is now …

Lundbeck Australia has announced the launch of a new antidepressant, for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults including the prevention of relapse.

The Charnwood Capital Chemist has donated an electric breast pump to the Emergency Department at the nearby Calvary Hospital in Canberra’s North. Managing partner at the pharmacy, which won the …

Customers shouldn’t be afraid of taking vitamins and minerals, Complementary Medicines Australia says. CMA was responding to a study by the University of Colorado, which suggested that there could be …

UK pharmacy organisations have cautioned their members to be careful on social media following outrage over an Edinburgh pharmacist’s Facebook attack on a customer, Chemist + Druggist reports. Pharmacist Charles …

Just as pharmacists make choices about their careers and businesses, the Federal Government is facing some “clear and stark” choices about community pharmacy as negotiations on the 6CPA wind up, …

Amcal has again been recognised by the Australian public in the pharmacy sector by winning the 2015 Readers Digest Quality Service Award. Amcal recorded a combined consumer Quality Service Index …

A new three-year contract launched in Adelaide today will see the Drug and Therapeutics Information Service based at the Repatriation General Hospital continue to deliver NPS MedicineWise educational visiting programs …

Caitlin Duff, now a community pharmacist in Burnie, has been announced as the PSA MIMS Australia Tasmanian Intern of the Year for 2014. The award, announced in in Ulverstone, celebrates …