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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 …

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 …