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A Minor Ailments Scheme similar to that in the UK or Canada would be an evidence-based program aimed at improving the health of Australians, industry stakeholders say. On Monday prominent …

GPs are significantly overestimating the proportion of elderly patients they vaccinate against pneumococcal pneumonia, new research has found. The findings reveal one in four GPs report vaccinating at least 75% …

The proposed Minor Ailments Scheme based in pharmacy is just “a push by the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy business to increase drug sales under the guise of health innovation,” according …

The AMA wants to introduce nationally-consistent controls and restrictions on the marketing and advertising of e-cigarettes, it says. The organisation today released its updated Position Statement on Tobacco Smoking and …

The Government’s MYEFO statement is another chapter in the Coalition’s consistent health policy since being elected – cut health funding and shift costs to patients, says AMA President Professor Brian …

British GPs have labelled the UK’s pharmacy flu services as having a “chaotic” setup, reports Chemist+Druggist. The UK pharmacy magazine spoke to Royal College of General Practitioners president Maureen Baker …

Tenders to deliver the Victorian Government’s Super Pharmacies Initiatives are now open, Victoria’s Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, has announced. The initiative, to which the Andrews Government has pledged $28.7 …

More than 28,000 Australian GPs will this week receive a letter from NPS MedicineWise showing their recent oral antibiotic prescribing patterns, providing them an important opportunity to reflect on their …

The PSA has called for the Medical Benefits Scheme to be expanded to allow pharmacists to help improve consumer health outcomes and quality use of medicines. In the PSA submission …

A survey on the issues which most concern GPs has shown that pharmacists and the allied health scope of practice aren’t the key issue for most, but remain an issue …

AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, said today that the sickest and most disadvantaged Australians will be hit hardest by changes to Medicare Safety Net arrangements, which were introduced to Parliament …

The PSA’s proposed model to integrate pharmacists into GP practices has received such great support that today the PSA has announced the launch of a new service: GP-Pharmacist Connect, to …