Professor Andrew Wilson has been named as the new Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. “I congratulate Professor Wilson on his appointment and look forward to continuing to receive …

Osteoporosis weakens more than just bones, as new research suggests it is closely linked to incontinence in older women. Middle-aged and older women with osteoporosis have a much higher incidence …

Medicines Australia has launched a consumer campaign urging the public to lobby their local MPs to safeguard the PBS and prevent further cuts. Its new campaign features a consumer website …

Applications for the PSA and Aspen Pharmacare Australia Innovation Grants, recognising and celebrating innovation in pharmacy through sustainable business practices, close in two weeks. The new grants seek to identify …

Indian pharma company Strides Arcolab has acquired Aspen business in Australia and plans to run the business as Arrow Pharmaceuticals, bringing back a previous name in the Australian generics market. …

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015, says the Pharmacy Board. National Boards have published the contents of the …

University of Canberra pharmacy student Ashlei Mornement has been named as the ACT Pharmacy Student of the Year. Mornement, a Master of Pharmacy student (final year), will now go on …

So, when was the last time you checked your poo? Checking your poo – it probably is not a conversation many patients want to have with their pharmacists. But bowel …

Health Minister Sussan Ley has backed away from the proposed increase to the safety net threshold, saying the legislation is unlikely to be passed. “That measure is not going to …

Quit Victoria is celebrating its 30th birthday by reminding Australians what the smoking landscape was like 30 years ago. Smoking was so common when Quit Victoria was established 30 years …

As part of its ‘Winter is Coming’ initiative this May, NPS MedicineWise is urging people to make a renewed pledge to help fight antibiotic resistance this cold and flu season. …

The government’s decision to defund the country’s only integrated, not-for-profit pharmacy will see low income communities in Melbourne’s inner north the biggest losers out of the recent Budget, says the …