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New data suggest young women need more education around contraception choice, and pharmacists are perfectly positioned to help A new survey of over a thousand women aged 18 to 27 …

Incidence of gonorrhoea has soared by 63% over the past five years, new data shows The Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney has released its latest Annual Surveillance Report on HIV, …

The Government has announced free access for young people to the improved HPV vaccine From 2018, Gardasil 9, which protects against nine HPV strains (up from four) will be offered …

Most women are unaware or misinformed about the most effective reversible contraceptives on the market, say women’s health experts The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has released a statement on …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Effects of empagliflozin on the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio in patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease Analysis from the …

A new surveillance system set up to provide early warning of the spread of dangerous bacteria has detected more than 1,000 cases across Australia resistant to last-line antibiotics The system …

With some strains of the common STI now resistant to all available drugs, the discovery provides new hope for a vaccine A retrospective case-control study of more than 14,000 New …

Australian women are choosing medical abortion less often than international peers because there are barriers to access, argue two experts In an invited editorial published in the Australian and New Zealand …

An AusPharm member writes: “I’ve heard the AMA twice today (two different state presidents) commentating on the Valium tampering….nothing from a pharmacist representative of PSA or PGA. “Why didn’t the …

An AusPharm member writes: “I’ve just had a script prescribed by local GP for Efudix for a 19yo male (not present) “On questioning his mother she says he has a …

Dr Philip Goldstone takes a look at awareness and understanding of emergency contraception among pharmacists In November and December 2016, we surveyed pharmacists in an effort to investigate pharmacists’ awareness …

Community pharmacists in the UK have administered at least 221,000 more flu vaccinations in 2016/17 than previous year The Pharmacy Guild of Australia recently found that 93% of Australian adults …