New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that more than 57% of asthma deaths occurred in people aged 75 and over. In total, 389 deaths were recorded …

Cervical cancer cases and deaths in Australia remain very low by international standards, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report, Cervical screening in …

The PSA MIMS Australia ACT Intern of the Year 2014 has been awarded to Brendon Wheatley, a community pharmacist at Dickson Capital Chemist. The prestigious award celebrates the achievements of …

Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, has partnered with NPS MedicineWise to launch an industry-first short film competition to raise awareness and help fight antibiotic resistance this cold and …

Australian Health Survey data for 2011–12 indicate that about 10% of the population has hypertensive disease, 10% asthma and 10% depression. General Practitioners report that the most common chronic diseases …

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today slammed comments by Competition Policy Review chair Ian Harper who last week argued in favour of reducing regulations which restrict the ownership …

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed comments made by the Federal Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, acknowledging and supporting the skills of pharmacists to effectively and safely manage the …

The Health Department will hold an Opioids Roundtable meeting on 27 May 2015, in Canberra, to gather stakeholder input and review the PBS restrictions for opioids, as part of the …

Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local today offered flu vaccinations with a cup of coffee and a couple of biscuits for $12, as it held its second Vaccination Café. The …

Consumers should be concerned by reports that the Commonwealth Government plans to cut $3 billion from the PBS in next month’s federal budget, says the PSA. PSA says such cuts …

The RACGP has released its top five tests, treatments and procedures that should be questioned by GPs and their patients, as part of the launch of Choosing Wisely Australia. Created …

South Australian health minister Jack Snelling has encouraged Australians in his state to be vaccinated against flu, announcing that more than 50 pharmacists in South Australia can administer the flu …