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This month we celebrate a major occasion - World Pharmacists Day - which this year takes on a special significance given the huge role community pharmacies across Australia have played, and continue to play, in the COVID-19 crisis.
The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has praised community pharmacists for their role in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and pointed to a growing COVID role for the sector.
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have announced a ground-breaking industry association partnership, providing ALC members access to the Guild Corporate COVID-19 vaccination program.
World Pharmacists Day will be held on 25 September with the theme this year of Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health.
The high rate of COVID-19 vaccinations delivered through community pharmacies has helped get the national vaccine rollout back on track. Across the country, community pharmacies are leading the way and here we profile two that are making a real difference in their communities.
Pharmacists are an underutilised health workforce across the nation, particularly in mental health, the chair of the House of Representatives Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Dr Fiona Martin, told the committee.
The latest NAB Pharmacy Survey has reinforced that pharmacists are considered very trustworthy, after being ranked in the top three most-trusted professions in Australia.
Registrations for next year’s Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition (APP2022) are now open online at www.appconference.com.
A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the viral disease shingles (herpes zoster).
Tomorrow is R U OK Day? 2021 with the message this year being Are they really OK? Ask them today.
The way in which community pharmacies across the country have risen to the challenge of helping maximise the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations is a source of great pride for me.
The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, has praised community pharmacies and their staff for staying open during the COVID crisis.
The Government has announced an accelerated and simplified roll-out of the vaccination program which should see 3,500 pharmacies having more vaccines in their fridges and able to vaccinate more Australians this week.
The Prime Minister has announced a $1 billion implementation plan aimed at Closing the Gap and contributing to the Priority Reforms, targets and actions to be taken across all areas of government.
The pharmacy in the small Queensland town of Taroom was among the first community pharmacies in the country to be given the green light to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, but it was not a task without its challenges.
The scope of community pharmacy practice and the sector’s regulation, distribution of medicines and remuneration are among the topics explored in a new report published by the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP).
Pharmacy Connect 2021 has been postponed until 1-3 September 2022 because of the on-going COVID-19 outbreak and extended lockdown in New South Wales.
Pharmacists and pharmacy owners wanting to improve their pharmacy’s bottom line by increasing sales are encouraged to send staff to this year’s Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2021).
Community pharmacists play an important role in the management of chronic wounds.