Chemist Warehouse has announced that it will discount all its PBS copayments as of January 1 by the maximum permissible discount – a move which won’t affect patients’ qualification for …

The Australian Self Medication Industry has today welcomed the announcement by the TGA of a further consultation regarding scheduling of OTC codeine medicines. “The TGA’s proposed amendments take a more …

The TGA is seeking further advice and submissions from stakeholders in regard to newly proposed options for the future scheduling of OTC codeine-containing preparations. Last month it deferred its final …

While spending on health goods and services has increased overall, spending on pharmaceuticals has slowed, despite an increasing number of prescriptions dispensed, according to a report released today by the …

The TGA has warned that a product called 100% Healthy Food For Men tablets are unsafe and should not be taken. The tablets pose a serious health risk, it says. …

People living in some areas in Australia are nine times more likely than others to be admitted to hospital for a condition that could have been more effectively treated in …

As 2016 looms, community pharmacies need to be prepared for the optional $1 script copayment discount, and the delisting of several medicines from the PBS, Guild executive director David Quilty …

The TGA decision to defer the rescheduling of codeine-containing OTC medications conflicts with rising codeine analgesics misuse, its devastating consequences and the recognition that opioid misuse is a public health …

The expanding role of community pharmacists—from making medicines to optimising outcomes—will require a shift in thinking, writes Vanessa Lontos Recently the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), whose role is to advance …

Samford Chemmart Pharmacy, Queensland is one of the finalists in this year’s Guild Pharmacy of the Year Award. Knowing its customers and the community in which it operates has been …

Pharmacy 777 in Nollamara, WA is a finalist in the Guild’s Pharmacy of the Year Award. The implementation of an innovative mental health service, including counselling for patients, has helped …

WA’s Mount Hawthorn Community Pharmacy is one of five finalists in the Guild’s Pharmacy of the Year competition. The changing demographic of the local community spurred WA’s Mount Hawthorn Community …