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With future Australians expected to live well into their 90s, Deakin University researchers have questioned if we really have our finger on the pulse of the health needs of this …

The High Court decision to disallow patenting of isolated genetic materials is a worry for the innovative medicines sector, says Medicines Australia. “It is essential that Australia maintains strong and …

Around 37,000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year largely through lifestyle change, according to a new study of cancer incidence and preventable causes in Australia. The study, funded …

Victorian pharmacists will play a pivotal role under proposals announced by the Victorian Government to make medicinal cannabis available to some patients under exceptional circumstances from 2017, says the PSA. …

Of all deaths in Australia in 2012, almost 50,000—or 34%— can be considered premature, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Premature deaths …

New research from the Australian Sports Commission shows that nearly all parents can see the health and social benefits of having their children involved in sport. The finding was revealed …

Why do we continue to use nurses in pharmacy wellness programs? wonders Karalyn Huxhagen One of the buzz words in health currently is wellness. We see GPs being tasked with …

Pharmacists’ roles are becoming more diversified the world over, a new report shows. The first international overview of the extent of the advanced and specialised roles that pharmacists are undertaking, …

Victoria’s Andrews Government has decided to legalise access to locally-manufactured medicinal cannabis products for use in exceptional circumstances from 2017, a decision welcomed by the Guild. The Victorian President of …

The TGA has recommended that naloxone minijet be scheduled to Pharmacist Only medicine—a decision which will likely save lives, says Angelo Pricolo, the Brunswick pharmacist who made the submission. This …

Queensland’s Aboriginal and Islander community-controlled health organisations have called for greater coordination in the funding and delivery of mental health services. At the start of Mental Health Week, the sector’s …

In as little as five years, community pharmacists in the Netherlands could be offering pharmacogenetics testing, therapeutic support and advice, according to international experts. A new plan to explore and …