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It’s been a busy week in community pharmacy and the health sector more broadly, as restrictions tighten to help limit the spread of COVID-19 This week we looked at how …

Health Minister Greg Hunt says he is not exempt and will undergo a 14 day quarantine period  Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will go into a 14-day period of isolation …

‘Enough is enough’: Pharmacists in Melbourne and regional Victoria complain of not being prioritised as essential workers and having their COVID-19 test results delayed Pharmacy staff have had “very mixed …

A pregnant pharmacy assistant took time off work because of her COVID-19 risk, and was dismissed from her job The pregnant pharmacy assistant had been absent from work in the …

South Australia has established an emergency fund to ensure community pharmacies can keep providing essential services Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade announced the $200,000 emergency fund on Tuesday, …

PSA launches social media campaign highlighting the importance of PPE for pharmacists on the frontline The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has launched a campaign across social media calling for the …

Clarification on pharmacy visits as Melbourne moves to Stage 4 restrictions with curfew and regional Victoria to Stage 3 Community pharmacies across Victoria may continue to operate as usual during …

A Victorian pharmacy owner has started a petition calling for eradication of COVID-19 in his state Everett O’Keeffe, pharmacy owner of the Wonthaggi Amcal Pharmacy located in the Gippsland region …

Patient info goes missing after vandalism; COVID-19 cluster linked to pharmacy; Tory peer champions pharmacy US: The CVS pharmacy chain has revealed that following vandalism at a number of stores …

A retail manager has called for pharmacies to be vigilant after an “absolutely disgusting” prank call sparked a store closure At 4.40pm on Friday, the Chemist Warehouse Sebastopol in Ballarat …

Pharmacy staff who ate at a Thai restaurant linked to a positive case of COVID-19 are now in self-isolation NSW Health has directed everybody who was at the Thai Rock …

“Glaring unintended consequences” of the NSW-Victoria border closure are impacting pharmacy workers who have been unable to travel to their place of work Anthony Tassone, Victorian branch president of the …