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Election 2016 leaves pharmacy in a state of flux As Australia faces a hung Parliament and years of political deals and recriminations, community pharmacy confronts potentially months of delay on …

”It takes time for a new health minister to get their feet under the desk and kick start their portfolio. Anyone tipping who will be in the poison chalice seat …

Concerns raised over ‘incompetent’ handling of S8 medicines Pharmacy regulators around Australia are becoming “dismayed” at the handling of Schedule 8 medicines by the sector, a new release reveals. In …

The accused is part owner of five pharmacies in the Hunter region of NSW Phillip Lawrence Slater, 36, appeared in Maitland Local Court on Thursday 30 June facing 10 charges, …

Less than 20% of pharmacists continue to advise people use topical corticosteroids sparingly to treat eczema, an AJP poll shows – but more needs to be done to change pharmacist …

Disadvantaged people may defer filling scripts if the Coalition is returned to Government following this weekend’s election and it implements a proposed copayment increase, AMA president Dr Michael Gannon says. …

As of today – 1 July 2016 – changes have been made to the prescribing and dispensing of topical corticosteroids listed under the PBS scheme, which will make it easier …

Deprescribing push being held back by low HMR uptake, experts say While a range of studies and expert opinions have emphasised the vital role of deprescribing in elderly patients, it …

Australian manufacturing is getting a boost this week as Ego Pharmaceuticals opens its new $15 million dollar flammable goods manufacturing facility. Ego’s managing director Alan Oppenheim says the new facility …

When the Turnbull Government decided late last year to PBS list a range of breakthrough Hepatitis C cures, Health Minister Sussan Ley described it as a “watershed moment”. Minister Ley …

The Health Destination Pharmacy program is delivering effective healthcare services and improving consumer engagement, according to new independent analysis by PSA. The program has successfully repositioned pharmacists as local healthcare …

David Haworth writes …. “I would take issue with David Quilty’s  third point in his AJP article today. He said “Consumers are becoming more knowledgeable and less willing to be …