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Vulnerable Australians will get free access to a quadrivalent flu vaccine in 2016 following a record number of reported cases this year. Minister for Health Sussan Ley says the Government …

Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd has received a citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency. WGEA Director, Libby Lyons, congratulated the 2015 citation …

Efforts to retain pain and cold/flu medications which contain codeine on the Pharmacist Only schedule are misguided, says a pain expert. “There’s a scare campaign going on, which really doesn’t …

A finding that cardio-respiratory fitness is more important than fat loss for people suffering so-called ‘Syndrome X’ has landed a Queensland researcher a New Investigator Award. Joyce Ramos, a PhD …

Medicines Australia has called on the Federal Government to make a patient’s medication records a mandatory inclusion in eHealth profiles to improve the safe use of medicines. The option has …

NPS MedicineWise has launched a new learning program and health professional resources on osteoporosis to assist in identification of patients at increased risk of osteoporosis, choosing and initiating therapy in …

More doses of insulin are missed when using sliding-scale insulin dosing to manage hospital patients’ blood glucose levels compared with basal–bolus dosing, according to a study published in the Journal …

An international study led by University of Queensland researchers has tracked the re-emergence of scarlet fever, a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years. Researchers at …

Blooms The Chemist, has announced Apotex as its Strategic Partner of the Year at the group’s 2015 Pharmacy Awards held in Hong Kong. The award was presented to Apotex for …

When a patient presents at a pharmacy with a private prescription not covered by the PBS, most patients are disappointed by the benefits they receive under their ancillary benefits private …

A new atypical antipsychotic medication that provides a sustained improvement of the symptoms of schizophrenia with negligible effect on patients’ metabolic parameters has been welcomed by Australian experts.

Consumers will need to be prepared for the changes flowing from the PBS delisting of 17 types of medicines on 1 January 2016, says the PSA. The medicines include products …