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The video of a violent incident in a community pharmacy this week is shocking and disturbing, and puts the spotlight on the day-to-day pressures pharmacists and their staff face.
Socially isolated elderly pharmacy patients are being connected with primary school students through a pen-pal program established by an intern pharmacist at a West Australian pharmacy.
The Government’s deregulation agenda has been outlined by the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ben Morton.
The West Australian Premier, Mark McGowan, has presented the Guild Pharmacy of the Year award for Excellence in Professional Innovation to the Wizard Pharmacy Kalgoorlie Central at a ceremony held during the Kalgoorlie Boulder Spring Festival last week.
Fred IT Group has won the 2020 Victorian iAwards for Business and Industry Solution of the Year.
The eight State and Territory finalists in this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) have been announced, with the ultimate winner to be selected in the PATY National Finals which will take place in a virtual format on 30 October.
Research shows two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, and National Skin Cancer Action Week aims to be a reminder of the risks of exposure to UV radiation, the need for sun protection and early skin cancer detection for all Australians.
Tonight’s Federal Budget has been crafted as an economic recovery plan, with a welcome and much-needed focus on job creation and investment.
The Federal Budget has confirmed the benefits for Australian patients that will be delivered through the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA).
The pharmacy profession has demonstrated its expertise, strength, courage and dedication to care to the highest level during the COVID-19 crisis, the President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), Dominique Jordan, has said.
Six-time Olympic medallist Anna Meares OAM will outline to Australia’s top community pharmacists what it takes to be the world’s best when she speaks at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition (APP2021).
National Carers Week this year is being held from 11-17 October and provides an opportunity to recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who are frail aged.
A new resource has been developed by All About Acne to help community pharmacists and other health professionals keep up to date with the latest developments regarding the condition.