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Fiona Robertson, a community pharmacist at Swan Hill was presented with the Victorian Pharmacist Medal at the Victorian Pharmacists Dinner. Robertson works full time at the Marraboor Pharmacy where she …

The Australian Self Medication Industry and Complementary Medicines Australia have welcomed the Stage Two Expert Panel report on the regulatory framework for medicines and medical devices. “ASMI supports the majority …

With Sydney facing its hottest November day since 1982 and much of NSW in a heatwave, AMA (NSW) is reminding consumers to stay hydrated and keep cool. “Heatwaves like the …

The second, and final, report from the Independent Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation has been released. It highlights the importance of cutting red tape for the rapidly expanding …

NPS MedicineWise has used Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November) to call for a ‘cultural shift’ in the way antibiotics are used in Australia to combat the serious health issue of …

MSD today announced that its new antibiotic has been registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for the treatment of common and problematic gram-negative pathogens.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the deferral of a final decision on the possible rescheduling of codeine. PSA National President, Joe Demarte says that the extra time allowed …

With high per capita antibiotics usage, a new study has warned Australia is the “lucky country” and must remain vigilant if it is to maintain current levels of low antibiotic …

The deferment of a final decision on the upscheduling of codeine-containing OTCs is very good news, but stakeholders now need to get moving quickly on the proposed real-time monitoring system …

With antibiotic resistance becoming more common, treating common skin infections is becoming more difficult, according to NPS MedicineWise. Evidence suggests that skin and soft tissue are significant sources of MRSA …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has welcomed today’s decision to defer the proposed re-scheduling of medicines containing codeine until 2017, subject to further consideration. The delegate of the Secretary of …

Over-the-counter medicines containing codeine will remain OTC until at least 2017, the TGA has announced. A delegate of the Secretary to the Department of Health gave notice of the deferment …