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The TGA has approved remdesivir for treatment of severe coronavirus infections The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted provisional approval to remdesivir (Veklury) as the first treatment option for COVID-19 …

With Victoria recording 288 new coronavirus cases on Friday and restrictions tightening again around the country, COVID-19 is again making the headlines at the AJP Anthony Tassone, president of the …

The Fair Work Commission says it is “not satisfied there is an elevated risk of infection for workers covered by the Pharmacy Award” An application by unions to introduce paid …

The unprecedented COVID-19 way of life has brought immense stress to the Australian population, new data from Priceline shows Experts have been warning of a looming mental health crisis with …

We need to look out for the vulnerable, writes Louise Stone, Australian National University Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are beginning another six weeks of lockdown due to a spike …

The World Health Organization has discontinued the Solidarity Trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms as interim results show little or no benefit WHO has accepted the trial’s International Steering Committee recommendation …

Pharmacy was often not consulted in the Queensland Government’s response to COVID-19, resulting in barriers to providing help, says one stakeholder The PSA’s submission to the Health, Communities, Disability Services …

Do you know how to ask someone you’re concerned about how they’re doing? Could you guide them to possible support options? And how do you maintain your own headspace? This …

Stakeholders call for a pause in the easing of COVID-19 restrictions as the Guild wants pharmacy to be at the forefront of PPE distribution With nine Victorian public housing towers …

COVID-19 infections have reached pharmacy, prompting a call for help with Government assistance Anthony Tassone, Victorian branch president of the Pharmacy Guild, says that the sector is beginning to feel …

Pharmacy groups welcome three month extension for continued dispensing arrangements Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced a three month extension to the temporary Continued Dispensing (Emergency Measures). This will take …

The TGA’s been busy this week, and pharmacists report stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic We saw stakeholders react to the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, with the Consumers Health Forum’s …