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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 …

February 1921: A disgruntled pharmacy “Judas” is under fire for sharing trade secrets in the national press The February 1921 edition of the AJP including the ocverage of a letter …

February 1971: AJP warns against treating analgesics as ‘cut-price food’ as supermarket price war resumes   Pharmacists in early 1971 were being advised to educate the public on the dangers of …

December 1970: Pharmacy is set to face “astounding assertions” and “freak facts” at a parliamentary inquiry “Most of our leaders are agreed that pharmacy is headed for one of its …

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 …