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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.

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.

News

Joint Australia and NZ regulator off the table

Joint Australia and NZ regulator off the table

Plans for a joint therapeutic products regulator for Australia and New Zealand have been scrapped, following a comprehensive review.

GPs feel pressure over antibiotic prescribing

GPs feel pressure over antibiotic prescribing

GPs are being bombarded with new advice and quality standards on antibiotic use after being accused of caving in to patient pressure to prescribe antibiotics for colds and flu.

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Videos

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Features

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Opinion

Community pharmacy passes the test

David Quilty, Pharmacy Guild of Australia executive director

Community pharmacy passes the test

This week the Guild has lodged a significant submission to the national Competition Policy Review, responding to the Panel’s draft report released last September.

A step in the right direction for e-cigs

Grant Kardachi, national president of the PSA

A step in the right direction for e-cigs

The decision by the ACT Government this week to release a discussion paper on the sale and use of e-cigarettes is a step in the right direction towards clarifying many of the issues surrounding these…

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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

Requesting information... a balancing act!

Requesting information... a balancing act!

As a buyer, it is important to remember that you are requesting confidential and private information from the vendor.

Pointless data

Pointless data

Learning is important but implementation is critical. What's more important, your PD points or your business?

  • Maximise your sale price

    Selling your pharmacy is no small feat. There are many factors to consider and action in terms of both your...

  • Use KPIs to aim for success

    Business isn’t the only place for clear objectives and goals.

  • The ‘S’ word

    It's an uncomfortable time to be a pharmacist and especially a pharmacy owner.

  • Pharmacy market update

    Whether you are looking to sell or buy a pharmacy, it is always important to keep up to date with...

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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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