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Philippa Martyr, University of Western Australia, looks at the history of tension between pharmacists and GPs Would you like to go to your local pharmacy and buy prescription medicines without …

Nicole Lee, Curtin University and Jarryd Bartle, RMIT University look at the legal history of a number of illicit drugs Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s …

Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen take a look at optimal use of the oral contraceptive pill… including the reason for the seven-day break There was an interesting read in The …

by Peter Hobbins, University of Sydney At Sydney’s enormous Rookwood Cemetery, a lichen-spotted headstone captures a family’s double burden of grief. The grave contains the remains of 19-year-old Harriet Ann …

The PDL Boardroom at the new PSA Pharmacy House in Canberra has been officially opened PDL Chair Paul Naismith and PSA national president Dr Shane Jackson officially opened the Boardroom …

To mark the 90th anniversary of the Pharmacy Guild this year, its flagship conference will host a debate on whether things were better in the old days The “good old-fashioned …

Marcus Blackmore paid tribute to his late father last night following Blackmores’ induction into the Queensland Business Leader’s Hall of Fame “Our journey started in Queensland in 1932 with Maurice …

Amcal is celebrating its 80th birthday by announcing the brand’s relaunch Amcal got started in Australia in the 1930s as Allied Master Chemists of Australia Limited (A.M.C.A.L): at its inception …

Modern manscaped metrosexuals were not the first to males to use complex cosmetics. Ralph Tapping explores historic examples of male hair-care products  Bear’s grease was popular in England from the …

A pharmacy closure brings to light a treasure of historic artefacts and facts, writes Ralph Tapping In 1956 when I started out on my career in pharmacy at a pharmacy …

Surviving the opposition of the establishment, by Ralph Tapping Eighteenth century German physician Samuel Hahnemann ( 1755-1843 ) first coined the word “homeopathy” ( “homeos” in Greek means “similar” and …

As part of our ongoing series on women in pharmacy, we thought we’d step back in time to look at some key dates highlighting women’s role in shaping the profession  …