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Should only registered pharmacists be able to dispense therapeutic goods? Following the “great sensation amongst the druggists in this city” – namely, a lawsuit over wrongful dispensing – pharmacists of …

It’s February 1944, and several years into the war, Australians are shocked to learn that there is only one lone pharmacist working in his professional capacity in the Navy – …

It’s 1894, and the Australasian Journal of Pharmacy looks from the colonies to England to consider a vexed issue: prescribing chemists Between a discussion of “botanic practitioners” and their concerns …

It’s 1984, and pharmacy is questioning the influence of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal…and looking at the “new technology” of 8mm video The first Community Pharmacy Agreement – known as …

It’s 1934, and the AJP takes a look at a symbol which would shortly become notorious, while PDL and the Guild warn of pharmacy tricks and traps “The German leader, …

Pharmacy organisations need to focus on retaining the status among the public, a leading academic warns  It’s February 1924, and pharmacists are being warned that the profession needs to change …

Massive discounting driving pharmacy to the brink of extinction, AJP warns – 100 years ago It’s December and time for every publication worth its salt to look back at the …

Appointment of expert committee to assess drugs a “step in the right direction” after thalidomide tragedy, says 1963 AJP It’s July 1963 and the world is still reeling from the …

The late president – assassinated 60 years ago – had described the pharmacist as “an indispensable link in the chain of national health protection” It’s December 1963, the world is …

But publication concerned too much publicity around adverse effects “has caused public alarm” It’s August 1962, the sedative thalidomide has finally been prohibited from sale – ten months after a …

Inquiry delivers “disappointing” result for independent pharmacist, writes the AJP. It’s November 1938 and the AJP’s editorial is bemoaning the results of a report just delivered to the NSW government …

And PBS accused of “retarding” proper use of drugs. What pharmacy looked like in the late 70s, through the eyes of the AJP. It’s November 1978 and one of the …