Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can increase the chances of a smoker quitting by 60% in comparison to unassisted quit smoking attempts, writes Leanne Philpott. Key Points Despite a decrease in …

Victorian Labor has promised to support 20 pharmacies to become 24/7 Super Pharmacies if it is elected on the weekend. An Andrews Labor Government would fund pharmacies to stay open …

The Abbott Government’s shelving of its controversial $7 GP copayment is a win for health policy, AMA president Brian Owler told the ABC’s Virginia Trioli today. “I think it’s a …

The global depression crisis is being examined at a gathering of international policymakers, health and business leaders and academics in London. Australian mental health leaders Pat McGorry and Jack Heath …

The PSA has launched a new concept in pharmacy education conferences, aiming to incorporate the best of two of PSA’s existing events: PAC and CPEXpo. National President of PSA, Grant …

Government spending on the PBS per head of population has been in decline for almost three years, reinforcing the sustainability of the current scheme, the Medicines Partnership Australia says. The …

META, a collaborative network of manufacturing businesses and researchers, today announced a collaborative project between Hospira, GlaxoSmithKline and CSL to generate a targeted 3% productivity boost with an estimated return …

Priceline Pharmacy has opened its landmark 250th store this week at Priceline Pharmacy Gateways in Western Australia. It’s 12 years since the first Priceline Pharmacy opened at Pakenham in Melbourne’s …

The principal aim when managing neuropathic pain is to improve the patient’s quality of life by attaining maximum pain relief with minimal treatment-associated adverse effects, and restoring functional ability. This …

Former President of the Pharmacy Guild’s South Australian Branch, Adelaide pharmacist Ian Todd, has been awarded the Barry Schultz medal for 2014. The medal is awarded to a pharmacist deemed …

The Australian Pharmacy Council has drafted the Standards for the Accreditation of Programs to Support Pharmacist Administration of Vaccines 2014, which were released for public consultation in July 2014. It …

Board notifications regarding pharmacists have increased by more than those regarding health practitioners overall, in 2013/4. There has been a 16% increase in notifications made about health practitioners in 2014, …