When a patient presents at a pharmacy with a private prescription not covered by the PBS, most patients are disappointed by the benefits they receive under their ancillary benefits private …

A new atypical antipsychotic medication that provides a sustained improvement of the symptoms of schizophrenia with negligible effect on patients’ metabolic parameters has been welcomed by Australian experts.

Consumers will need to be prepared for the changes flowing from the PBS delisting of 17 types of medicines on 1 January 2016, says the PSA. The medicines include products …

Minister for Health Sussan Ley today confirmed the 17 types of common OTC medicines, including paracetamol and aspirin, that will no longer be subsidised as a prescription drug under the …

A new set of registration standards for pharmacists has been published but do not apply to the current cycle of renewals. However the rules now have an impact on: professional indemnity insurance (PII) …

SPONSORED: Questions are being asked about the risks associated with codeine-containing analgesics, including their potential for misuse and whether these over-the-counter pain relievers should be rescheduled as Prescription Only medicines. …

The Pharmacy Board is reminding pharmacists to renew their registration by the 30 November 2015 registration expiry date. Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each …

Health Minister Sussan Ley says patients with rare chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia now have affordable access to a life-changing medicine that would normally cost up to $66,500 …

Well-known Mossman pharmacist John Anich OAM has been awarded Life Membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. The PSA Queensland Branch President, Bruce Elliot presented the award at the Society’s …

The National Stroke Foundation is asking people across Australia to stride out this month to help fight stroke. The Foundation’s CEO, Dr Erin Lalor says the initiative brings the community together to raise awareness and …

Prominent pharmacy figure Rhonda White was announced last week as the recipient of the PSA’s most prestigious pharmacy award in Qld, the Bowl of Hygeia. PSA’s Qld Queensland branch president, Bruce Elliot, presented …

A revitalised customer-focused strategy with forward dispensing central was the theme of last week’s Chemmart Conference. Customer-focused forward dispensing; the impact of PBS reforms, including the optional $! co-payment (slated …