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Uncertain times: the year in review

Uncertain times: the year in review

A look back at some of the critical issues affecting community pharmacy in 2014.

Striking the right balance

Striking the right balance

While men have traditionally held most positions of power within pharmacy, Christie Moffat finds calls for change are gaining strength.

The 12 most influential people in pharmacy

The 12 most influential people in pharmacy

This month’s edition of Pharmacy News magazine reveals the 12 most influential people in pharmacy.

A matter of ethics: the homeopathy debate

A matter of ethics: the homeopathy debate

What will it take for pharmacists to stop selling diet pills, detoxes and homeopathic products? David Brill examines the debate around stocking 'bogus' medicines.

News Review: Which aisle has the blood tests?

News Review: Which aisle has the blood tests?

The threat posed by retailers to community pharmacist ownership of pharmacies is a recurring theme in Australian pharmacy history.

News

Season's greetings

Season's greetings

This is the last newsletter edition of Pharmacy News for 2014.

Coroner recommends halving Stilnox dosage for women

Coroner recommends halving Stilnox dosage for women

A Victorian coroner has publically called for the TGA to halve the recommended dose of zolpidem (Stilnox) for female patients, following the drug-induced death of a young woman.

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Videos

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Features

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Opinion

Vaccinating governments against poor planning

Patrick Reid, PSA ACT branch president

Vaccinating governments against poor planning

As we welcome a new health minister it is now time for pharmacy to again make pharmacists clinical and operational capability our winning post.

Powerful facts on PBS

David Quilty, Pharmacy Guild of Australia executive director

Powerful facts on PBS

One of the key messages the Guild is sending politicians as we draw towards the end of this calendar year is that Government spending on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme per head of population has…

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Education

Managing the change: treating menopause

Managing the change: treating menopause

MENOPAUSE is a normal change that women go through when the ovarian reserve has been depleted. It marks the end of reproductive life and the end of menstruation.

Skin in the game:treating dermatitis

Skin in the game:treating dermatitis

Dermatitis is an overarching term to describe a number of skin conditions with an allergic or inflammatory origin.

  • Running out of puff

    Running out of puff

    What are the latest developments in smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, and what is the most up-to-date evidence-based advice?


  • Getting the combination right for OTC codeine

    Getting the combination right for OTC codeine

    When seeking an over the counter (OTC) 'strong' pain reliever many consumers turn to combination analgesics containing codeine (CACC).


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Business

Pharmacy market update 2014

Pharmacy market update 2014

As we near the end of the 2014 calendar year, now is an ideal time to reflect on the past year and provide an update on the current trends in the pharmacy market.

The key to power in 2015

The key to power in 2015

The key to power in 2015 is about more than the importance of education, it’s about taking action.

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Guest Content

Expanding the role of pharmacists: How space impacts service

Expanding the role of pharmacists: How space impacts service

With the trend towards added consulting services and a host of specialised products far beyond that of the traditional product dispenser, pharmacies are facing the increasing need to adapt their store space to accommodate their added responsibilities.

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Travel

Bed down with Bond

Bed down with Bond

James Bond is not only a master of martinis, martial arts and seduction - he also has impeccable taste in hotels. travel weekly partnered up with Qantas to find six hotels with a 007 cameo role

Wine tasting around Australia

Wine tasting around Australia

Qantas epiQure invites their members for some ultimate wine tasting

  • 3 Wackiest Travel Insurance Claims

    Truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to some of the insurance claims made by travellers

  • The Carbon Tax Explained

    What does the carbon tax mean for you? This infographic gets to grips with the nuts and bolts of the...

  • Racist travel agency comes under fire

    Take a look at this tourism ad which promotes Asia with a message that can't be read unless you squint...

  • Japan's Comeback

    Five of Japan'smost iconic sights that are guaranteed to have your clients whipping out the camera for that perfect shot

  • Tasmania's 3 best outdoor activities

    Whether your client likes adrenalin charging through their veins or a more sedate experience, Tasmania serves up a smorgasbord of...

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