The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is requiring Medicines Australia to strengthen its public reporting as a part of authorising edition 18 of its Code of Conduct for five years. …

The age profile of people accessing publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies is changing, with the proportion of clients aged over 40 increasing, according to statistics released today …

The Efficiency in Health research paper from the Productivity Commission has recommended Australia deregulate pharmacy: reform to the ownership and location rules are inevitable and should be undertaken within the …

From 1 July 2015, HIV medicines, on prescriptions dated 1 July 2015 or later, will be able to be dispensed in community pharmacy, with Government remuneration. The medicines remain Section …

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 …