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Pfizer and Allergan’s merger has been scuppered by new US legislation, news agency Reuters is reporting. Pfizer has decided to terminate the agreement to acquire Allergan, a $160 billion agreement …

The latest Pharmacy Practice Review developed by NPS MedicineWise is available in an express version, which NPS says makes it a perfect choice for time-poor pharmacists to earn CPD credits. …

Great discussion underway in the new AJP Discussion Forum about the perceived poor deal handed out to RMMR accredited pharmacists. Penny Kraemer writes “As we all are very well aware, …

An advocacy group for medicinal cannabis users and supporters has launched in the ACT, lobbying Government to make the drug’s use legal for medicinal purposes in the Territory. The TGA …

Experts alarmed at a possible figure of a million people with uncontrolled asthma have proposed major structural changes to the way asthma medicines are handled, including OTC preventers and restricting …

A UK report has quantified the increasing role played by community pharmacies in public health. The community pharmacy offer for improving the public’s health, published by the Local Government Association, …

Great post from Bourke pharmacist Peter Crothers yesterday on day 1 of the new AJP Discussion Forum. “One of the more challenging sessions in a well above-average quality plenary program …

European or US-style supermarket pharmacies are inevitable in Australia, says a retailing expert – but customers aren’t necessarily attracted to supermarkets for their health needs. Dr Gary Mortimer, senior lecturer …

Latest PBS cuts just the beginning, Minister believes A “skyrocketing” number of medicines experiencing a reduction in their price in the April round of PBS cuts is only the beginning, …

NAPSA has kicked off its annual Charity Cup campaign, with all 18 branches of the pharmacy students’ association coming together to raise funds and awareness for this year’s chosen charity: …

The TGA is updating the names of several medicine ingredients to align with names used globally, it reports in today’s Medicines Safety Update. Some medicine ingredient names in Australia have …

Liam Mendiolea has been named the PSA MIMS QLD Intern of the Year Award winner, PSA said today. The Intern of the Year Award acknowledges achievements of exceptional pharmacist interns …