A graphic new television advertisement highlighting the serious health effects of regular sugary drink consumption is hitting Victorian screens as part of a campaign encouraging people to cut back. The …

During this year’s annual Be Medicinewise Week, Australians are encouraged to ‘be medicinewise at all ages and life stages’ and the focus for the first day of the campaign is …

The increasing roles that pharmacists and their national associations are taking in mental health care are illustrated in a new document from the International Pharmaceutical Federation. “Focus on mental health: …

A Sanofi Diabetes pilot support program—the CoSTARS Junior initiative—has been developed for children with diabetes (type 1 and 2) so they receive better coordinated, individualised care. The CoSTARS Junior program …

More than 20 health organisations have written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to protest the impact of current processing policies on asylum seekers’ mental health. “We are writing regarding the …

Experts say prisoners on parole with substance and mental illness issues need urgent specialist assistance to prevent them from re-offending. A three-pronged approach of parole system review, tailored substance abuse …

Australians are set to be reminded about the importance of using medicines safely and appropriately next week, during Be Medicinewise Week. Be Medicinewise Week 2015 runs next week from 12-18 …

The Public Health Association and Sustainable Population Australia are expressing concern about Australia’s growing population. Early next year the ABS population clock will show Australia’s population hitting the 24 million …

This Mental Health Week, the Heart Foundation is highlighting the wider health benefits of nature-based physical activity, including hiking and bushwalking among other activities. National Heart Foundation CEO, Mary Barry, …

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority has announced the appointment of Victorian pharmacist Toni Riley as its chairperson. Riley has been a pharmacist member of the Authority since October 2012 and is …

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals CEO Mark Hooper has been elected as the new President of the National Pharmaceutical Services Association. He takes over from EBOS CEO Patrick Davies who has served in …