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A new market leader in a range of OTC healthcare categories has been announced  Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and GSK have confirmed they have closed the transaction to create a new …

Consumer “tension” over the role of pharmacists and scientific evidence when purchasing non-prescription medicines Australian consumers are conflicted about the importance of scientific evidence when purchasing non-prescription medicines, and are …

Obstacles still blocking OTC naloxone supply in Australian community pharmacies  While over the counter supply of naloxone is currently allowed in Australia, new research suggests the opportunity is yet to …

Downscheduling medicines from Prescription Only would serve the public well, write Jack Collins, University of Sydney; Andrew McLachlan, University of Sydney; Carl Schneider, University of Sydney; Rebekah Moles, University of …

Despite the plethora of online information, when it comes to children’s health parents will often seek the trusted advice of their local pharmacist Looking after a sick child or infant …

Does pharmacy have a problem with the way it thinks about, and refers to, patient diagnosis? Glenn Guilfoyle and Jenny Blair thinks it does, and that it may have unintended …

A committee has ruled against Viagra going OTC, saying the pharmacy setting is not equipped to provide medical diagnosis for underlying conditions of ED The Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling …

The state of the industry in Australia’s OTC retail pharmacy channel, according to IRI’s Market Moves report IRI’s Market Moves provides a compelling overview of the most influential trends and ‘market …

Australian pharmacists may be missing a major opportunity to expand their professional role by being unaware of continued dispensing provisions A survey of Australian pharmacists’ attitudes to medicine reclassification (ie. …

Safe use of OTC medicines requires high-quality spoken and written medicine information – but consumers are often missing out Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy, in partnership …

Jo Purssey, Oral Health Therapist and Oral Health Advisory Panel member, answers your questions about oral health and pregnancy 1. If a customer visits the pharmacy and asks for advice …

While they are easily available in pharmacies, supermarkets and convenience stores, many Australians don’t understand the risks, researchers argue In a study conducted across a number of NSW pharmacies, University …