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“Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health” will be the theme of World Pharmacists Day on 25 September The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has announced the day’s theme in late March. …

New data reveals the largest increase for a decade in the number of patients receiving opioid dependency treatment  On a snapshot day in 2020, over 53,300 clients received pharmacotherapy treatment …

A GP has been reprimanded and conditions imposed on his registration after he inappropriately prescribed performance-enhancing medicines The Medical Board of Australia has issued a statement about Dr Craig McCombe, …

Pharmacies have been added to watchlists in both Queensland and NSW, as authorities hope the lockdown could be lifted before Easter Queensland Health has updated the list of locations visited …

Nationwide real time monitoring program rollout is looking likely to happen by the end of the year  Australia’s Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) system is set to be rolled out …

A man beat a pharmacist in an unprovoked assault, claiming the practitioner had teased him by comparing him to a transgender celebrity A man who had lived in Australia since …

Active Ingredient Prescribing continues to experience teething problems, with practitioners urged to double-check scripts Following reports of initial software provider troubles regarding Active Ingredient Prescribing, the Department of Health has …

The pandemic response sub-register is set to close for pharmacists on 5 April Regulators have issued a statement thanking health practitioners on the pandemic response sub-register, which will be closed …

TGA launches consultation into issues around medicine supply and shortages  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is conducting a public consultation seeking feedback on reforms intended to help ensure ongoing, reliable …

A doctor who continued practicing after their registration lapsed has been given a two-year good behaviour bond The Medical Board of Australia has issued a statement about the South Australian …

National launch of the active script list database is expected “soon” potentially overcoming need to SMS patients  Experts are anticipating the full national availability of the new Active Script List …

With changes already underway in WA in the vaccination space, one stakeholder has called for pharmacy to be enabled to do more From Monday 29th March WA’s Community Pharmacy influenza …