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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 …

Minister for Health Sussan Ley today confirmed the 17 types of common OTC medicines, including paracetamol and aspirin, that will no longer be subsidised as a prescription drug under the …

A new set of registration standards for pharmacists has been published but do not apply to the current cycle of renewals. However the rules now have an impact on: professional indemnity insurance (PII) …

The Pharmacy Board is reminding pharmacists to renew their registration by the 30 November 2015 registration expiry date. Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each …

Health Minister Sussan Ley says patients with rare chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia now have affordable access to a life-changing medicine that would normally cost up to $66,500 …

Well-known Mossman pharmacist John Anich OAM has been awarded Life Membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. The PSA Queensland Branch President, Bruce Elliot presented the award at the Society’s …