The PSA has released a position paper recognising the growing use of OTC analgesics containing codeine in the community, and expressing concern with the rising levels of harm associated with …

New findings released by Newspoll show overwhelming support for access to new cancer medicines through the PBS for Australian patients. Newspoll found 97% of Australians strongly support the subsidisation of …

The PSA has produced a leaflet as one of its resources developed in response to increasing reports about the damaging effects of overuse of readily available pain relievers containing codeine. …

The effect of passive smoking on children in childhood is long established, but new research at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania has highlighted the …

A report on the frequent GP users has revealed the need for better primary care coordination to reduce costs and provide better quality care. The National Health Performance Authority report …

The best of WA’s pharmacists have been acknowledged at the Western Australian Pharmacists Award night in Perth. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia WA Branch President, Teresa Di Franco, said the event …

Health organisations have called for greater efforts to overcome food insecurity, with new data showing an alarming rate of food shortages among ATSI people. More than one in five Aboriginal …

A Foley Labor Government would spend $3 million – over three years – to trial a program to expand 24-hour pharmacy services. The trial would help three Sydney pharmacies expand …

Australian scientists have shown an important link between two, previously unconnected lung diseases: TB and COPD. While COPD has long been considered a smoker’s disease, 30% of cases have never …

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is again calling for the immediate rollout of a real-time prescription drug database to reduce the number of people dying from prescription drug …

The Fred IT Group has announced that its new website at fred.com.au has gone live. The new website has been launched to better reflect the technology changes that are transforming …

ASMI says New Zealand is ahead of Australia in increasing consumer access to medicines. This was in response to a new study published in PLOS One, which compared consumer access …