Life Checks launched

Millions of Australians are being asked to take a free online Life Check with the launch of a new government website thi…

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Getting behind cancer test

A grant of $553,196 has been awarded to fund research that could improve the survival and recovery rates of colorectal c…

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Robotics research rewarded

Advanced robotics that accelerates the creation of medicines has received a $25 million injection from the government. A…

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PBS spend: less for more

More pharmacies, less government spending and increases in the administration fees paid to pharmacists are among the det…

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GP shortage an opportunity

Up to 200 people in Ballarat, Victoria may face being turned away from clinics due to a shortage of doctors. Reports of …

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Aged garlic benefits extolled

Kyolic aged garlic extract reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to a new Australian study publishe…

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Transition of 6CPA programs

Administration of the 23 Community Pharmacy Programs funded under the 6CPA will transfer on February 1 from the Pharmacy…

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PBS lists new diabetes drug

A new treatment option is available for adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Steglatro (ertugliflozin), listed on the Ph…

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Global JV deal by GSK-Pfizer

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer have announced that they have entered into an agreement to create a premier global cons…

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SafeScript already saving lives

SafeScript is already saving lives and keeping patients with prescription medication addictions safe from harm. In its f…

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Alipay: Targeting with technology

Local retailers can now accept payment through Alipay, enabling them to target and connect with Chinese consumers by imp…

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Unrewarding award for pharmacists

The decision by the Fair Work Commission to stagnate the minimum safety net pay rate for community pharmacists is a comp…

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APO-Valsartan product recall

Apotex, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all batches and strengths of the company’s supplied APO-Valsartan tab…

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TWC adds in-store vitality

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) will provide free health checks as part of a major new partnership announced with life insurer…

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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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