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Researchers are urging caution in prescribing proton pump inhibitors, one of the world’s most commonly-issued drug groups, citing links to increased fracture risks in older Australian women. University of Queensland …

New figures released by the Kirby Institute from its 2015 Annual Surveillance Report indicate that in 2014, HIV diagnoses in Australia remained stable, following a sharp rise in 2012. Australia …

Mindfulness can make a huge difference to pharmacy practice, says Dr Craig Hassed, senior lecturer, department of general practice, Monash University. Monash University pharmacy and medicine students undertake a mandatory …

Nearly 3000 Australians with hepatitis C have progressed to severe liver disease in the last year, as thousands continue to wait for affordable access to curative medicines recommended for a …

New research has shown for the first time that the part of the brain used for learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people with unhealthy diets (a Western …

Victorian pharmacist John Morgan, a pioneer of now-mainstream pharmacy concepts such as forward pharmacy, has passed away at the age of 79. Morgan helped pioneer medication reviews, collaborative practice with …

The Greens are reiterating calls for the Abbott government to bring medicinal cannabis legislation to a vote, in light of the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s recommendation that the State Government …

Complementary Medicines Australia has welcomed the TGA’s announcement of approval of 10 new ingredients that have been assessed as suitable for use in listed medicines. “We welcome this streamlining of …

Terry White Group co-founder and chairman, Terry White, has cut the ribbon on the first conversion of a Chemplus pharmacy to the Terry White Chemists brand – Terry White Chemists …

Global standards of practice used by hospital pharmacists around the world have been revised and released by the Hospital Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. The standards, known as …

Sedentary behaviour, including too much time sitting down, is the new smoking, says the Heart Foundation.

Pharmacy needs to reconsider ‘cheesy’ non-evidence-based services, stop letting pharmacists hide out the back and stop trying to out-Wool Woolworths, experts say. The sector needs to move from supply of …