Systematic review and meta-analysis involving 30,000 patients reveals success of weight loss agents The review published in JAMA looked at five medications approved for management of obesity in the US: orlistat, …

 “My understanding is that a pharmacist cannot sell this product for use in children under 6 years of age – irrespective of the packaging. Is this correct? Many customers tell …

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Analysis doesn’t acknowledge impact of PBS savings measures in recent years, they say The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has disagreed with new claims that Australia is continuing to pay too …

Australians should not stop taking medicines to lower blood cholesterol, the Heart Foundation of Australia has reiterated following the publication of a paper suggesting that older people with high LDL …

Dr Ken Harvey has issued a challenge to complementary medicines manufacturers to provide evidence to support their products. Articles in mainstream media including the Herald Sun and the Daily Mail …

The Guild has issued a reminder to pharmacists in this week’s edition of Forefront that codeine recording is not mandatory While the Guild is encouraging pharmacies to use MedsASSIST, State …

Australia’s pharmacy sector has been compared to North Korea in an article which attacks both the sale of OTC codeine-containing preparations and regulations governing pharmacy. The article, Why can Aussies …

SHPA opens the door to research opportunities   The inaugural SHPA Research Think Tank held in June 2016 was the first initiative of the SHPA National Translational Research Collaborative (NTRC) …

 “Surely this would be grounds for having the medicine reclassified as pharmacist only? “Taking higher than recommended doses of the antidiarrheal loperamide can cause serious adverse cardiac events that can …

Our weekly wrapup of pharmacy news from around the world Orlando, Florida: Stanley Almodovar III, 23 (pictured), and Amanda Alvear, 25, have been named as two of the victims of …

New findings launched today show that Australia has higher antimicrobial use than England, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands – and the number of antimicrobials prescribed in Australia continues …