A look at some of the recent changes to the medicines landscape, with new products, indications and contraindications New Product Nelarabine (Nelarabine‑Reach) is a pro‑drug of the deoxyguanosine analogue ara‑G. …

Pharmacy students to continue push for access to placement payments  Opportunities to bolster diversity within the pharmacy profession is being hindered by the government’s failure to extend its Commonwealth Prac …

Budget measure will increase medication costs for vulnerable patients, discounter warns  Government plans to phase out the dollar discount on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listed products, are “an anti-competitive backward step”, …

Guild leaders confident they are close to securing a deal for the 8CPA  Following Tuesday night’s Federal Budget pharmacy owners are being urged to get ready for an announcement on …

They have an “inherited malignant” condition that’s often unfairly deemed to be their own fault – but this pharmacist and her colleagues are helping them take back control It was …

NZ pharmacies investigated over vaccinations; another sentence over 2012 US fungal meningitis case; Nigerian pharmacists allege harassment South Island, New Zealand: Three South Island pharmacies are under investigation following reports …

High-risk prescribing in aged care residents under the spotlight, as Australian experts weigh in on the role of embedded pharmacists Polypharmacy and the use of potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) in …

Pharmacists authorised to substitute Orencia 125mg/mL products to deal with shortages  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a Serious Scarcity Substitution Instrument (SSSI) in response to shortages of both …

Price freezes for PBS co-payments welcomed, but think tank queries benefits of ditching the dollar discount  Experts from the Grattan Institute are questioning the government’s decision to phase out the …

Government to invest $631.1 million to support access to vaccination services  Fees paid to pharmacists for administering vaccinations through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) will be indexed in line with …

A young person has escaped conviction after they stole more than $200,000 worth of medicinal cannabis from a pharmacy The Courier Mail reports that alongside six other people armed with …

Government announces $480 million package to improve access to medicines and cut out-of-pocket spending as part of Budget 2024 Pharmacists have been given insight into what to expect from the …