Our top 10 stories of the month

In case you missed anything… here’s a roundup of our most-read stories over the past month

1. Court convicts hold out: Former pharmacist convicted after non-registered dispensing 

2. Opinion piece hits nerveAn article calling for supermarket ownership of pharmacies, dumping of CPAs and minimum $100K salary for experienced pharmacists has drawn the ire of industry reps

3. What are you earning?: New tax office data lifts the lid on occupational income differences, and on the gender gap in pharmacist pay

4. A bitter penalty: It’s a decision that seems likely to split the profession…

5. Guild condemns ‘greedy chemist’ copayment claims: The Pharmacy Guild has condemned a News Corp article which has claimed that “greedy chemists” are failing to pass on the discount on prescription copayments of up to $1

6. Marmite may affect brain function: Scientists have discovered a link between UK’s answer to Vegemite and activity in the brain

7. Pharmacy’s $600m windfall: The Health Minister is expected to follow through with promised 6CPA funding for community pharmacy programs

8. 2017 flu vaccine strains announced: The flu viruses to be included in the 2017 Australian vaccine have now been announced.

9. Government abolishes 457sThe Coalition Government has announced it will scrap the controversial 457 visa program in favour of a new “better targeted” approach

10. TGA releases codeine ‘fact sheet’ for consumers: Most people should be able to manage their pain with safer alternative medicines, says TGA

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