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New figures released today by NPS MedicineWise show that while fewer people are now asking for antibiotics when they have a cold or flu, many still mistakenly believe that antibiotics …

The re-emergence of scarlet fever in Asia and parts of the UK provides a timely reminder at the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November) that antimicrobial resistance is real …

Forget sunbaking, just doing jobs outside the house may result in dangerous sunburns and cancer risk, warns the Cancer Council Foundation (CCF). Cancer Council and the Australasian College of Dermatologists joined with  National …

The way doctors are paid must be changed to ensure consumers and the community get the best value out of Medicare, the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) says. The lobby group today released …

The Heart Foundation launched its ‘Move More, Sit Less’ Canberra Communique today, which outlines the foundations for a National Physical Activity Action Plan for Australia. The plan was developed  at the recent National Physical …

Excellence in quality use of medicines was celebrated at a Australian Self Medication Industry gala awards dinner in Sydney last night. The recipients of a QUM marketing award and two …

Upscheduling codeine-containing OTCs could cost upwards of $1.27 billion in MBS outlay alone over the next four years, a new report has found. The Pharmacy Guild engaged Cadence Economics to …

Momentum is building for reform of the switch environment and Schedule 3 advertising policy, said presenters and participants at ASMI’s annual conference yesterday. ASMI Chief Executive Officer, Deon Schoombie, said: …

The PSA has called for the Medical Benefits Scheme to be expanded to allow pharmacists to help improve consumer health outcomes and quality use of medicines. In the PSA submission …

The Public Health Association of Australia has welcomed a report from the World Federation of Public Health Associations revealing the many countries lagging behind in policies that protect their populations …

Australia’s rates of childhood overweight and obesity could be turned around with changes equivalent to cutting one small chocolate bar and getting in 15 minutes of exercise, according to research …

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s national conference, PSA16, will be held at Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour in July 2016, the PSA says. The venue was announced at a …