Four policy priorities that will safeguard affordable access to medicines in Australia while ensuring the generic and biosimilar medicines industry remains viable have been agreed to by the Federal Government. …

Professor Peter Carroll, Dr Rebekah Moles, Dr Slade Matthews, Stuart Nankivell and Nick Logan (Members of the NSW Poisons Advisory Committee) on why they think upscheduling combination codeine products is …

More pharmacists are confident in the future viability of community-based pharmacy than they were 12 months ago, however the majority remain “neutral” about the future rather than optimistic, according to the results of this year’s UTS Community Pharmacy Barometer.

The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee has commenced consultation with its Member organisations on a revised draft of the profession’s competency standards framework. The current document, the National competency standards framework …

As the final decision on OTC codeine scheduling draws near, ASMI’s Deon Schoombie ponders some of the drawbacks of upscheduling In the lead up to the announcement of the final …

Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash has announced a new partnership of preventative health groups, food industry bodies and government to cooperatively tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating. Minister Nash, Minister …

Identifying the right genes involved in dementia could be the breakthrough researchers are looking for to treat the debilitating disease, which is expected to affect 900,000 Australians by 2050. Two …

GSK Australia is partnering with the Australian Government to provide a quadrivalent influenza vaccine for the National Immunisation Program for the 2016 season. Fluarix® Tetra is a four-strain flu vaccine …

Australians are incorrectly blaming the ‘off’ milk at the back of the fridge for food poisoning rather than much more risky raw egg dishes according to a national OmniPoll survey …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Ann Dalton and David Quilty participated in the walk4braincancer in Canberra over the weekend with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation campaign manager Jhaike Braham. Last month …

A University of Tasmania research project will seek to understand how codeine sales restrictions will affect codeine consumers and health professionals and are asking affected people to answer a questionnaire. …

At 11%, the proportion of Australian adults buying condoms in any given six-month period remains unchanged since 2011, with 59% of total purchasers being men and 41% being women, the …