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Compounder banned over eye-drop bungle

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Compounder banned over eye-drop bungle

He also supplied oxytocin without a prescription and testosterone on an outdated script

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Vote of confidence as govt expands pharmacy project

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Vote of confidence as govt expands pharmacy project

Victoria pilot brings drop in hospital visits and increase in revenue

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Terry White Chemmart eyes aggressive expansion

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Terry White Chemmart eyes aggressive expansion

This could mean more mergers as the group aims to double its network

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Sweeping law change for complementary meds

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Sweeping law change for complementary meds

There will be a new category for evidence-backed products

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Concern as two pharmacies go under administration

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Concern as two pharmacies go under administration

PBS reforms and high rents are most likely part of the cause

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Doctors flout acne guidlines

Doctors flout acne guidlines

Many fail to prescribe concomitant topical retinoids

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Genital freezing all the rage in new sex fad

Genital freezing all the rage in new sex fad

The bizarre, masochistic practice has doctors worried

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Newsletter news

Newsletter news

The latest on Pharmacy News

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Medicines update

Medicines update

This week: a decision on PPI warnings, the latest on biosimilars and a new COPD listing

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  • Medicines Update

    This week: Drug has statin-like benefits; new arthritis treatment on PBS; Pradaxa antidote

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  • Medicines Update

    F1 price cut impact; Contraceptives linked to arthritis benefit; New PBS listings

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  • Medicines Update

    This week: report highlights antibiotic prescribing errors; Pharmacists surveyed on OTC switches; New diabetes treatment

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  • Medicines Update

    This week; a rethink on glucose test for diabetes, NSAIDs cut cancer risk and new TGA warnings on imported...

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  • Medicines Update

    New antibiotic strategy launched, warnings on angina treatment and Nuva Ring, and a psoriasis cream off the PBS

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Research Wrap

Research Wrap

In this week's Research Wrap, Kirrilly Burton highlights a number of pharmacy focused studies from around the world.

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The research round-up

The research round-up

We present a weekly collection of the latest research of interest to pharmacists.

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Pharmacy around the globe

Pharmacy around the globe

In Pharmacy around the globe, a survey has found one-in-three British pharmacists suspects a patient of abusing over-the-counter medicines every day, while pharmacists in New Zealand are helping reduce tummy bug-related hospital visits.

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Pharmacy around the globe

Pharmacy around the globe

In 'Pharmacy around the globe' British pharmacy publication Chemist and Druggist has launched a call for “urgent action” to fix medicine supply shortage, while a Canadian report claims pharmacists could help control chronic diseases that account for 70% of deaths in the country.

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  • Pharmacy around the globe

    In 'Pharmacy around the globe' we hear British pharmacists are bracing for a Christmas crime spree, a US study reveals...

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From the Vault – 17 March 2005

From the Vault – 17 March 2005

Pharmacy’s location rules were under the microscope at APP2005, as then Health Minister, Tony Abbott, spoke about the possibility of changes as the final touches were being placed on the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

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From the Vault - March 1989

From the Vault - March 1989

Pharmacists from across Australia were united in their opposition to proposed cuts to professional fees in March 1989, while wholesalers were pushing a new retail future.

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  • From the Vault – 21 February 2014

    Decreasing profitability in pharmacy was the hot topic in February 2005, with misleading figures adding to financial pressure on pharmacists....

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  • From the Vault – 2 February 2006

    Community pharmacies across Australia were facing “financial ruin” in February 2006, as the Federal Government sought savings from the PBS,...

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  • From the vault – January 1989

    Slow payments for PBS claims was forcing a number of pharmacies into financial difficulties in January 1989, while the PSA...

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  • From the vault – January 1996

    Pharmacy owners across regional Australia were feeling discontent about aspects of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s agreement with the Federal...

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  • From the Vault – January 1982

    In January 1982 the Australian pharmacy profession was facing workforce concerns as a pharmacy rationalisation program was being implemented, while...

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The hot topics

The hot topics

Price disclosure changes and criticism from GPs dominated the agenda this week

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The hot topics

The hot topics

What do readers think about the pharmacy review, codeine monitoring and pay disputes?

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  • The hot topics

    Pharmacists were talking about the Panadol Osteo price rise, and criticisms from a GP

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  • The hot topics

    The Panadol Osteo and co-pay discount sagas were on readers minds this week

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  • The hot topics

    Our reader's views on the cost of delisted Panadol Osteo, and the disposal of S8 medicines

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  • The hot topics

    Our readers have their say on lacking time for services and the $1 co-pay discount

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  • The hot topics

    Our readers comment on location rules, real-time recording and pharmacy's 'crook cowboys'

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Best foot first

Best foot first

Complete our latest CPD-accredited education module

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Clinical review: Earn CPD credits

Clinical review: Earn CPD credits

Our February clinical review module ‘Managing childhood asthma’ is still online.

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AHPRA aims for big improvements in service

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is aiming to improve services after admitting too many health professionals have been left waiting when contacting the body.

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AHPRA hotline for deregistered practitioners

AHPRA hotline for deregistered practitioners

The names of health care practitioners who have not renewed their registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency have been sent to Medicare.

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  • Price disclosure to have no impact on pharmacy: DoHA

    With legislation regarding price disclosure coming into effect today, the Department of Health and Ageing says pharmacies will not be...

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  • True alcohol data to help policy makers

    Accurate information on per capita consumption (PCC) of alcohol is essential for combating alcohol-related harm, according to researchers.

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  • WA mandate Project Stop

    Pharmacists in Western Australia (WA) will have to make real time electronic records of all of all pseudoephedrine products as...

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  • GMiA code to level playing field: MA

    Medicines Australia claims the conditions attached to the Generic Medicines Industry Association code of conduct will create a fairer market...

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  • Board's May date in Darwin

    Pharmacists in the Northen Territory will get the opportunity to meet with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, when it takes...

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PSA backs collaboration on e-health record

PSA backs collaboration on e-health record

Working with doctors on personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHRs) will provide the best outcomes for patients, the PSA believes.

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Male pharmacists at increased risk of performance issues: study

Male pharmacists at increased risk of performance issues: study

Male pharmacists are more likely to experience work-related performance issues than their female colleagues, according to new research.

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