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Community pharmacists and pharmacy assistants are encouraged to learn the ovarian cancer symptoms and encourage women presenting with those symptoms to seek further advice, says Dr Kathy Nielsen, Director of …

Forty-eight pharmacists are set to participate in the next phase of the Advanced Practice Pharmacists pilot program. The Australian Pharmacy Council has congratulated the pharmacists selected. 138 pharmacists submitted an …

The PSA has released its revised immunisation guidelines to reflect the growing movement among State and Territory Governments to allow pharmacist-delivered vaccinations. The revised guidelines focus on the pharmacist being …

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has urged the Australian Government to join the call for pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine in …

Four leading health groups are urging new Health Minister Sussan Ley to take decisive action to end the widespread marketing of junk food and drink to children. The call follows …

Australians need to grow their awareness of heart disease – particularly women, who are more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer, a fact which isn’t widely known …

Three new honorary members of NPS MedicineWise have been appointed following an extensive call for nominations. Mary Hemming, Professor Gillian Shenfield AM and Associate Professor Andrea Mant were invited by …

A staggering 32,000 Australians under the age of 18 are living with childhood heart disease – eight babies a day in Australia are born with a heart problem. Eight babies …

Blackmores has announced a strong close to Group sales at $206 million for the half-year ended 31 December 2014, up 22%, compared to the previous corresponding period. The Board estimates …

Discount Drug Stores is running its Sun and UV Awareness Clinics from January to March 2015, to highlight the damage customers are doing to their skin. DESPITE AUSTRALIA HAVING the highest rate of …

Pharmacy competency standards are being reviewed through the Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee, a profession-wide collaborative forum of 11 pharmacy organisations, which is seeking feedback on the review. Late last year …

Graduate oversupply, discount model pharmacies and low wages are the top concerns for current undergraduate pharmacy students, a NAPSA student survey has found. NAPSA surveyed 833 pharmacy students from 19 …