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What have our readers been saying about the key stories affecting pharmacy over the last week? An uncertain future Congratulations to Catherine Bronger and the leadership at the Pharmacy Guild …

Once again the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news for pharmacy (and indeed the world in general) over the last week, although the announcing of the Pharmacy of the Year …

Physical assaults escalate with one pharmacist punched in the face over tissue boxes, as patient association calls for authorities to crack down on ‘reprehensible’ behaviour The Australian Patients Association (APA) …

The Federal Health Minister has ‘struck a deal’ with suppliers to bring hydroxychloroquine into Australia to treat hospital patients infected with COVID-19 Speaking on A Current Affair this week, Federal …

British pharmacist dies from COVID-19; Canadian pharmacy owner fights for locals; US health workers allegedly told not to speak out about conditions East Sussex, England: Tributes are pouring in for …

There will be a relaxation of some of the usual regulations impacting pharmacy alterations during the pandemic, a regulator says  In its latest communique, the Victorian Pharmacy Authority flagged a …

With COVID-19 related stress growing for pharmacists and patients, members of the profession are facing potential backlash while worried about their own exposure to the disease A new survey has …

Victorian pharmacists can now administer vaccinations outside their normal location, says the state Health Minister While the state fights to slow the spread of coronavirus, Victorians need to protect themselves …

People are still concerned about the use of ibuprofen to treat COVID-19 symptoms, says NPS MedicineWise The organisation has added new information to its website about the medicine, after concerns …

Most Australians want to be vaccinated against flu this year to prevent a double infection with COVID-19 New data from the Immunisation Coalition’s annual survey shows that 62% of Australians …

A South Australian pharmacy employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and a store has been forensically sanitised National Pharmacies has issued a statement saying that it places the highest priority …

Last week’s measures of support for businesses and individuals impacted by COVID-19 have been widely welcomed. As pharmacy faces challenges of social distancing, isolation, supply shortages, and customer anxiety accompanying …