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Our weekly wrapup of pharmacy news from around the world Orlando, Florida: A pharmacist is facing up to 20 years in US federal prison after dispensing more than 500,000 oxycodone …

The risk genes for several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, are regulated by vitamin D in particular immune cells, new research has found – but that doesn’t mean most Australians …

Pharmacy 777 Nollamara, a week ago crowned 2016 Guild Pharmacy of the Year, is planning a street party for its local community to celebrate the win. “For the Nollamara area …

The Influenza Specialist Group has developed a 2016 Influenza Guide for Pharmacists which has been endorsed by the Guild, the latter reports in Forefront today. According to the guide, pharmacists …

The Guild has commenced the national rollout of MedsASSIST, the new real-time recording and monitoring system for medicines containing codeine, it reports in this week’s edition of Forefront. “MedsASSIST was …

The UK’s National Pharmacy Association has quantified the pressure that could be placed on other health services under the planned cuts to English pharmacy. The 6% funding cuts are likely …

Monash University has been ranked fourth in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology by the 2016 QS World University Rankings by subject. The results ranked Monash fourth equal in the …

A UK expert has slammed pharmacists selling unproven complementary medicines as “irresponsible shopkeepers” focused on profit. Edzard Ernst, Emeritus Professor, Exeter University, wrote in MJA Perspective yesterday that while integrative …

Like other industries, pharmacy is set to be disrupted: but are pharmacists ready to adapt? writes Sabrine Elkhodr Mindlessly browsing through my Facebook feed recently, I came across an image …

Community pharmacy owners commonly make a number of incorrect assumptions about employment legal requirements Speaking at APP2016, Tina Scrine, industrial relations manager of the Guild’s Queensland branch tried to ‘bust’ …

Nominations are now open for the PSA Excellence Awards 2016. The Awards recognise and applaud outstanding pharmacists, including the Pharmacist of the Year, Early Career Pharmacist of the Year and …

Australians living near wind farms will soon know if wind turbine syndrome could be making them sick. The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded two grants totalling $3.3 million …