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Community pharmacy could become a hub for wellbeing, with pharmacists encouraging responsible self-medication and reducing unnecessary GP visits, a new report says. Developed by the Global Access Partners Taskforce on …

The Grattan Institute’s latest report misses the point on medicines pricing, says Medicines Australia. Enduring reforms to the PBS polices are achieving substantial savings for government and the Australian medicines …

The Grattan Institute report into pharmaceutical premium pricing policy highlights “unnecessarily high” costs to patients and taxpayers of a health system it describes as complex and labyrinthine, says the Consumers …

ASMI has welcomed a new report that calls on governments to integrate self care into health policy, including greater investment in improving health literacy and preventative health. The report, Towards …

University of Tasmania researchers who studied data from 22,000 mother and infant pairs have found that babies being fed exclusively breast milk is not common, and that half of the …

As part of the Heart Foundation’s annual Go Red for Women campaign the charity has issued a warning to health professionals and women everywhere to take heart health seriously. National …

Truckies and teen drivers need to be taught about the dangers of drowsiness to stop them nodding off at the wheel, important new sleep guidelines warn. A policy statement led …

The PBAC has issued a statement intending to reassure the public about the safety of biosimilar copies of biologic drugs, in a bid to stamp out “misinformation” which could slow …

University of Queensland researchers have launched a global search to discover antibiotics capable of combating superbug bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics. The Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery …

More than 2000 brands of common medicines could be slashed in price, some by as much as 50%, from next year, Minister for Health Sussan Ley says under the Government’s proposed PBS package.

Sigma has donated $2,500 to the Pharmacists’ Support Service. The donation is set to be put towards further training for the volunteer pharmacists who provide the service, as well as …

Australians are participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program at a higher rate, according to a report released today by the AIHW. Of the 1.4 million people aged 50, …