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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.

A slice of pharmacy history

A slice of pharmacy history

A 170-year-old pharmacy is one of the hidden treasures of the University of Melbourne.

The history of pharmacy in Australia

The history of pharmacy in Australia

Our special edition on the history of pharmacy is out now.

Getting pharmacy back on schedule: S3 debate

Getting pharmacy back on schedule: S3 debate

Moves are afoot to revive the dormant process of moving some prescription medicines to the Schedule 3 category. But is pharmacy ready for this? And is it currently handling S3 well? Chris Brooker and…

Quality service wins out

Quality service wins out

Setting out a bold mission statement for their pharmacy’s professional service-based future has helped propel this year’s Pharmacy of the Year winner, Charnwood Capital Chemist, to success.

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Guild push for expansion of remunerated services

Guild push for expansion of remunerated services

Pharmacy Guild leaders are boosting their ongoing public relations campaign by outlining a range of opportunities that exist for remunerated serivces in community pharmacy.

Pharmacy failed to pick up fatal script error: coroner

Pharmacy failed to pick up fatal script error: coroner

A New Zealand pharmacy faces a Ministry of Health investigation after a coroner ruled it should have picked up a doctors prescribing mistake which led to a patients’ death.

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Videos

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Features

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Opinion

Responding to change

David Quilty, Pharmacy Guild of Australia executive director

Responding to change

The National President of the Guild, George Tambassis, and I have just returned from a meeting with six sister organisations representing community pharmacies in English-speaking countries.

Taking action on antibiotics

Grant Kardachi, PSA national president

Taking action on antibiotics

The decision announced this week by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to fund research into the implications of over-prescribing of antibiotics is further evidence of just how important this…

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Education

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).

  • Questioning the statin quo

    Questioning the statin quo

    With debate raging over the best way to manage patients with high cholesterol, two leading experts spell out the facts on this controversial topic.


  • Surviving the travel bug

    Surviving the travel bug

    Despite pleas from the Australian tourist industry to “holiday at home”, many of us will travel overseas in 2014, whether for business or pleasure.


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Business

Healthy living boosts business

Healthy living boosts business

What can we learn from the UK’s “Healthy Living Pharmacy” initiative?

Capitalisation rates in the current market

Capitalisation rates in the current market

Whether you are a current pharmacy owner or looking to buy your first pharmacy, it’s always important to keep track of how the pharmacy market is performing.

  • How to justify the value of your business

    If you want to achieve maximum value for your business it pays to look at it from a potential purchaser’s...

  • Protect Your Pharmacy Profits

    Are you in danger of becoming irrelevant to your customers? For community pharmacists who want to make their difference in...

  • Taking the Next Step

    Each week we speak to hundreds of pharmacists looking to buy a pharmacy. There are many pharmacists looking to buy...

  • Small business CGT concessions

    Small business capital gain tax (CGT) concessions remain a contentious issue and the law in this area is far from...

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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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