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In the second of a two-part series, Ron Batagol looks at the changes in hospital pharmacy practice since the 1970s In the first of these articles, I provided a short …

In the first of a two-part series, Ron Batagol summarises the development and evolution of hospital pharmacy in Australia from the early years, through to the beginnings of clinical/ward pharmacy …

November 1920: Pharmacy has won “one of the most important cases undertaken by pharmacists” “One of the most important cases undertaken by pharmacists was brought to a successful conclusion in …

October 1970: Pharmacy is facing a “huge inquiry”, while the Guild takes to the TV screens to promote a new cosmetics campaign The headline story in the October 1970 edition …

There’s widespread panic, restrictions and quarantines are in place, medicines are in short supply, false information is spreading, staff are getting sick and people are refusing to wear masks. Welcome …

September 1945: World War II is over, and restrictions on medicine sales, and pharmacy ownership were being lifted. Meanwhile, readers were unhappy with GPs’ script standards The recent cessation of …

September 1920, and one of the biggest items of discussion in the AJP is whether it is desirable for Australia to have a federal pharmacy law “Within the next few …

September 1995: a new pharmacy organisation has just been launched, an inquiry into the pharmaceutical industry is ongoing, and employed pharmacists are looking for more work A “long-awaited” industry initiative …

Pharmacy leaders welcomed the end of World War II in our August 1945 issue, but a war of words was building over the government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits bill Pharmacy leaders expressed …

There were concerns about the ‘muzzling’ of country town pharmacists in August 1920, meanwhile discussions were under way to develop a code of ethics for the profession A recent case …

Is the ‘honeymoon’ over for medicine advertising of ‘open sellers’, AJP was asking in September 1970 as the Guild debated a move to Canberra A Senate hearing in 1970 heard …

The way pharmacists have been regulated, the punishments they experienced and the types of offences involved have changed over time. David Newgreen reports on his survey of reported prosecutions of …