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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 …

The National Stroke Foundation is asking people across Australia to stride out this month to help fight stroke. The Foundation’s CEO, Dr Erin Lalor says the initiative brings the community together to raise awareness and …

Prominent pharmacy figure Rhonda White was announced last week as the recipient of the PSA’s most prestigious pharmacy award in Qld, the Bowl of Hygeia. PSA’s Qld Queensland branch president, Bruce Elliot, presented …

A revitalised customer-focused strategy with forward dispensing central was the theme of last week’s Chemmart Conference. Customer-focused forward dispensing; the impact of PBS reforms, including the optional $! co-payment (slated …

How to use social media such as Facebook, websites and twitter effectively in pharmacy and ensure all staff understand your social media policy.

A Joint Position Paper calling for improvements in the Closing The Gap (CTG) PBS Co-payment measure was signed between the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Pharmacy Guild …

When a customer walks into a pharmacy, they aren’t just seeking a remedy, they are looking for quality connections and engagement; with this in mind, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia …

A Pharmacy Trial Program stakeholder consultation forum conducted in Canberra has seen stakeholders confirm support for the Pharmacy Trial Program. The forum, convened by the Department of Health, was attended …

Unhealthy foods are the most promoted items in Australian supermarket catalogues, according to an analysis by Deakin University obesity prevention researchers. In a study published in the journal Health Promotion …

A New World Health Organisation study linking processed and red meats to cancer highlights the benefits of eating more fruit, vegetables and whole grains, Cancer Council Australia said today. The …

The out of stock situation with some Blackmores products is frustrating, but a better alternative than offering a lower-quality product, says the company’s managing director Australia and New Zealand, David …