API to buy out Sigma

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (API) acquires 100 per cent of the shares in Sigma, via a scheme of arrange…

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Listeria: are you being served?

Listeria is potentially fatal and one in three Australians are either at risk of getting the infection or live in a hous…

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Taxes and ban best in obesity war

A volumetric tax on alcohol, a tax on sugary drinks and a ban on junk food advertising to kids are the top three most co…

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Take three tips with travel

With many Australians travelling to see relatives during the summer, this is a good time for pharmacists to be educating…

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Learn the point of digital

One hundred small businesses from diverse sectors across Australia will be chosen to undergo a digital transformation va…

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New National President for PSA

Dr Chris Freeman has been unanimously appointed by the board as National President of the PSA, the peak body for pharmac…

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$110m for eating disorders

Patients with severe eating disorders can access a pool of $110 million for the first time for a comprehensive treatment…

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$240m for research innovation

Up for grabs now is $240 million for medical and research innovation as part of the government’s Frontiers program to fu…

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Avoid unnecessary scans: NPS

Having an X-ray, CT or MRI scan usually won’t change a treatment for low back pain, and movement is the best medicine, w…

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Capital gains at Chisholm

Capital Chemist Chisholm in the ACT has won the group’s Pharmacy of the Year award, presented at the Museum of Australia…

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Chemists’ Own way to help kids

Chemists’ Own has chosen the winning pharmacies from the group’s 2018 ‘Help us help our local community’ initiative to r…

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Exclusive distribution ends

AstraZeneca will use a new distribution model from February 2019, claiming the new model will not cherry-pick and there …

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RSV vaccine for infants

New research suggests a maternal vaccination against respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) should be augmented with active i…

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Stars of Star Pharmacy Group

There were seven winners at the Star Pharmacy Group 2018 awards dinner following their annual three day conference. Star…

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Unhealthy confusion

Two thirds of Australians are potentially putting their health at risk by delaying seeking treatment due to cost, accord…

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Medal for Victorian mentor

Robyn Saunders, a pharmacist known for her work in aged care who has mentored hundreds of young pharmacists was presente…

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Breath of fresh air

A Melbourne student researcher and doctor has helped to halve the number of children dying from pneumonia in Nigerian ho…

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New SHPA leadership team

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) President, Professor Michael Dooley, is stepping down from the role …

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PSA funding: three more years

The federal government will continue funding the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia as a national peak health body. PSA…

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Spotlight on child deprivation

A study exploring poverty and disadvantage among young Australians has found a significant number are missing out on ite…

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Storm of the century

Three people died, two police officers were injured and Sydney’s transport system shut down as the wettest Novembe…

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