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12 December 2018
Community pharmacies across Australia played a significant role in this year’s successful vaccination program which has helped to deliver the lowest rates of influenza since 2013.
17 October 2018
In all States and Territories across Australia, trained community pharmacists can now legally administer vaccinations, but the range of vaccinations and the allowable age of patients varies from one jurisdiction to another.
5 September 2018
The latest national influenza data reflects the major impact arising from the committed effort the community pharmacy sector has put into raising vaccination rates across Australia.
5 September 2018
The Pharmacy Guild has called for expressions of interest from pharmacies wanting to take part in the Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial.
22 August 2018
A survey of more than 1000 Australian adults has found overwhelming support for pharmacists being allowed to administer a full range of vaccines.
8 August 2018
Australia’s first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of adult patients with atrial fibrillation hope to have a major impact on the condition that causes a third of all strokes in Australia.
7 March 2018
There are encouraging signs that the recent challenges with the supply of EpiPens are in the process of being addressed – much to the relief of community pharmacists and their patients.
7 March 2018
The Community Pharmacy 2025 (CP2025) The Community Pharmacy 2025 (CP2025) strategic advisor Pottinger and market research lead Orima recently presented to the Guild’s National Council on their initial work and findings.strategic advisor Pottinger and market research lead Orima recently presented…
21 February 2018
Education resources for health professionals covering the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and other subjects have been made available by the Department of Human Services.
7 February 2018
The important role that community pharmacists play in providing advice about medicines has been underscored in a decision this week by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.The TGA was responding to an application to remove restrictions on the sale of clotrimazole for…