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It is becoming increasingly clear that a number of the ‘Closing the Gap’ targets will not be met, according to a Productivity Commission report released today. The Council of Australian …

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the availability of the first tiotropium-based combination therapy on the PBS for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Australia will create a nationally-consistent licensing scheme regulating the controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes that will streamline the process across the country, Minister for Health Sussan …

The amount of food consumed by fathers could have a direct impact on their unborn children’s health and wellbeing, according to new RMIT University research. The study suggests that a …

The Australian College of Nursing has applauded the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care for its release of the Australian Atlas of Health Care Variation. The atlas …

The entire medicines use process must be changed so as to minimise the environmental effects of pharmaceuticals, FIP says in a document on green pharmacy practice The International Pharmaceutical Federation …

The inclusion of the first monoclonal antibody biosimilar on the PBS will deliver immediate savings to the Federal Government; however the full potential of this and other biosimilar medicines relies …

Discount Drug Stores has donated $11,020 to the McGrath Foundation thanks to the generosity of Discount Drug Stores customers, after launching its Spotlight On Breast Health Clinics throughout 115 stores …

Complementary Medicines Australia has welcomed the announcement by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine of a clinical trial for a Chinese herbal medicine, Sailuotong. Sailuotong has been shown, in pilot …

The bushfires in Western Australia and South Australia and the prospect of a hot dry summer have reinforced the need for residents in areas susceptible to natural disasters such as …

Advancing therapeutic knowledge and medication management will be the focus of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s 2016 NSW Annual Therapeutic Update Conference being held at Terrigal from March 4-6, 2016. …

Australian start-up Kayban has developed the world’s first anti-microbial healthcare range made from organic flaxseed oil following a collaboration with CSIRO. The company hopes the range of topical lotions and …