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A Sanofi Diabetes pilot support program—the CoSTARS Junior initiative—has been developed for children with diabetes (type 1 and 2) so they receive better coordinated, individualised care. The CoSTARS Junior program …

More than 20 health organisations have written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to protest the impact of current processing policies on asylum seekers’ mental health. “We are writing regarding the …

Experts say prisoners on parole with substance and mental illness issues need urgent specialist assistance to prevent them from re-offending. A three-pronged approach of parole system review, tailored substance abuse …

Australians are set to be reminded about the importance of using medicines safely and appropriately next week, during Be Medicinewise Week. Be Medicinewise Week 2015 runs next week from 12-18 …

The Public Health Association and Sustainable Population Australia are expressing concern about Australia’s growing population. Early next year the ABS population clock will show Australia’s population hitting the 24 million …

This Mental Health Week, the Heart Foundation is highlighting the wider health benefits of nature-based physical activity, including hiking and bushwalking among other activities. National Heart Foundation CEO, Mary Barry, …

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority has announced the appointment of Victorian pharmacist Toni Riley as its chairperson. Riley has been a pharmacist member of the Authority since October 2012 and is …

Sigma Pharmaceuticals CEO Mark Hooper has been elected as the new President of the National Pharmaceutical Services Association. He takes over from EBOS CEO Patrick Davies who has served in …

People taking medicinal cannabis will need to be given advice about the potential long-term side-effects, an expert says. Dr Michael Farrell, director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, …

Children’s analgesics from Apohealth and the Terry White Chemists brand have been recalled. Apotex, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling two batches each of Apohealth children’s paracetamol for one …

It’s Naturopathy Medicine Week, and the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association is encouraging Australians to investigate naturopathy as preventative health. “Australians who regularly visit a well-trained Naturopath can prevent and turn …

NPS Medicinewise is getting ready for Be Medicinewise Week 2015 next week: and throughout the week, the campaign will focus on encouraging Australians to be medicinewise at all ages and …