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November 1946, and in the aftermath of World War 2, regulators are wondering what to do with the wonder drug, Penicillin, while pharmacists call for national legislative uniformity Meanwhile, pharmacy …

Pharmacy historian Ralph Tapping takes a look at the long, and sometimes dubious, history of products labelled as ‘tonics’ Through the past couple of centuries, mankind has always been looking …

September 1971: Change is in the air within the pharmacy profession  Calls for change were everywhere in the September 1971 edition of the AJP There were calls for “revolution” to …

July 1921: Did the Pharmacy Board approve a shopkeeper’s sales of cheap strychnine, harming pharmacists ‘in the public estimation’?  The July 1921 edition of AJP included a report on “an …

Pharmacy historian Ralph Tapping casts his mind back to how pharmacy was practised when he first entered the profession A few weeks ago I was asked to give a fifteen …

May 1946: Plans for the socialisation and nationalisation of medical services imperil the future of pharmacy, AJP claims   Far-reaching plans for the nationalisation of medical services in both Australia and …

May 1921: A pharmacist fights back after the profession comes under attack as being a ‘sordid and soulless scandal’  Pharmacy was coming under attack from a number of different fronts, …

April 1896: Parliament remains a ‘wayward maiden’ for pharmacist’s seeking to set aside intercolonial legislative differences  As Australian was in the process of moving towards it eventual Federation a mere …

April 1971: Are pharmacists just shopkeepers in the eyes of the public? Parliament hears about the latest developments “The physical appearance of most pharmacies led many people to regard the …

The big news in Australian pharmacy 125 years ago was a court case relating to the construction of a new building for the College of Pharmacy, Melbourne   The Pharmaceutical Society …

20March 1971: the Pharmacy Guild plans to launch its own credit card, while the government toughens restrictions on pharma ads The Pharmacy Guild of Australia announced in March 1971 that …

March 1946: Are you a salesman or a chemist? And the Guild launches a national marketing plan We take a look at some of the key stories in pharmacy from …