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Australia’s new Prime Minister and eight new faces in Federal Cabinet provide opportunities for new thinking and innovative approaches to business including pharmacy, says Guild executive director David Quilty. The …

The Greens are reiterating calls for the Abbott government to bring medicinal cannabis legislation to a vote, in light of the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s recommendation that the State Government …

The Australian Government will never legalise ice, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced following calls to legalise the drug. “Ice typically contains poisons,” Nash said in a statement …

The AMA wants better resources, including security, and health services to deal with the methamphetamine or “ice” epidemic. The AMA has released its updated Position Statement on Methamphetamine (2015), which …

The PSA today released a position statement calling for further research and the development of a regulatory framework to evaluate the benefits of therapeutic cannabis. However in its statement, the …

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee unanimously recommended today that the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill be passed into law. The bill was introduced by Greens Leader Dr Richard …

Community pharmacy would be a poor fit for the supply of party drugs such as ecstasy if they were legalised and regulated, says the PSA national president Joe Demarte, following …

A coalition of 17 peak and non-government organisations from the health and community sectors is calling on the Australian Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800 million in funding …

The Federal Coalition Government has launched a hard-hitting new advertising campaign aimed at educating families and the broader community about the dangers of the drug ice, or crystal methamphetamine. Assistant …

The age profile of people accessing publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies is changing, with the proportion of clients aged over 40 increasing, according to statistics released today …

The TGA has assessed a product labelled “OMG Slim” capsules and recommended any consumers in possession of them bring them to their pharmacy for safe disposal. The capsules pose a …

Mandatory hair testing will be routine for all registered health practitioners with substance-related impairment, under a screening protocol to be introduced by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and …