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A world-first longitudinal study by University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that screen guidelines to limit …

The Australian Self Medication Industry says that fish oil products are highly regulated in Australia and Australian consumers can be confident that fish oil products contain the ingredients listed on …

The industry needs to advocate “strongly and publicly” for a broadening of the role of community pharmacy and pharmacists in the wider health system, says Guild executive director David Quilty. …

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 …