Coalition calling on Government to track...

In a letter sent to the Australian Parliament, a newly formed...

TGA gives provisional approval to Pfizer-BioNTech...

The TGA has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for individuals...

Australians attitudes towards Covid-19 mandates revealed

A special Roy Morgan survey looking at Australian attitude towards Covid-19...

Protech fits a mask for all

Protech Health, known for providing Aussies with everyday health essentials, is proving to support...

Barriers to children’s mental health services...

A new study published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal...

Active ingredient prescribing changes: what pharmacies...

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Meet pharmacy assistant Ashley Jackson of...

In the December issue of Retail Pharmacy Assistants magazine, we visited...

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Active ingredient prescribing changes: what pharmacies need to know

Pharmacists are being urged to make sure they are ready for changes coming into effect from Monday 1 February 2021, which will see mandatory active ingredient listings on medicines, with some exceptions. The inclusion of the active ingredient will be mandatory for all Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) prescriptions with a small number of...

2021: an opportunity to increase disability employment

With job advertisements increasing month on month, the opportunity for workforces to recruit employees with disabilities is becoming stronger. 2021 will prove to be a great year of opportunity, in fact, as the number of unemployed Australians has reduced from 1 million (at the peak of the pandemic in 2020) to 952,100. “Australians living with disability have often been overlooked in...

Celebrating cherished sweethearts this Sweetheart Day

While 14 February is generally synonymous with celebrating all things love, it’s also HeartKids Sweetheart Day, an annual national event to raise awareness about congenital or childhood acquired heart disease (CHD). To help support HeartKids – a national charity dedicated to supporting those impacted by CHD and a critical lifeline for thousands of Australian families – this February, individuals are...

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Active ingredient prescribing changes: what pharmacies need to know

Pharmacists are being urged to make sure they are ready for changes coming into effect from Monday 1 February 2021, which will see mandatory...

Meet pharmacy assistant Ashley Jackson of Chempro Group

In the December issue of Retail Pharmacy Assistants magazine, we visited Coomera City Centre Chempro, north of the Gold Coast, and spoke with pharmacy...

2021: an opportunity to increase disability employment

With job advertisements increasing month on month, the opportunity for workforces to recruit employees with disabilities is becoming stronger. 2021 will prove to be a...

APP2021 program announced with super early birds on offer

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has released its program for the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP2021) and announced super early bird...

HESTA IMPACT AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The eleven finalists of the inaugural HESTA Impact Awards were announced in recognition for their achievements in sustainability, gender equity, diversity and health. HESTA CEO...

In-store health checks reveal state of Australians’ health

Priceline Pharmacy has released its report, Australia’s Health Report: when healthcare meets self-care, which uncovers significant insights about the state of Australia’s health from...

Universal standards in healthcare needed for Covid-19 vaccine

A new Deloitte report is highlighting the “urgent need” to implement common standards across the healthcare supply chain as the world gears up for...

Priceline Pharmacy partners with FFA to promote grassroots football

In a bid to promote and support the development of women’s and youth football in Australia, Priceline Pharmacy and Football Federation Australia (FFA) entered...

JCU sees pharmacy course expansion

With support from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch and local community pharmacy groups, James Cook University (JCU) has been successful in expanding...

Health and Lifestyle

Calls to include rural health in Covid-19 vaccine rollout prioritisation

With the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 provisionally approved by the TGA for use in Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is calling on Federal...

Coalition calling on Government to track and trace health misinformation

In a letter sent to the Australian Parliament, a newly formed coalition of health and technology experts is calling on the Government to mandate that Big Tech companies reveal the true extent of Covid-19 misinformation. The coalition, which is led by Reset Australia and includes the Immunisation Coalition, the Immunisation Foundation of Australia, Coronavax and the Doherty Institute, warns that...

TGA gives provisional approval to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Australia

The TGA has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older with two doses required at least 21 days apart. The Covid-19 mRNA vaccine Comirnaty, which has met strict standards for safety, quality and efficacy, according to the TGA, will be prioritised by the Department of Health according to the populations identified in guidance...

Australians attitudes towards Covid-19 mandates revealed

A special Roy Morgan survey looking at Australian attitude towards Covid-19 mandates reveals most Australians support mask-wearing, border closures and are willing to be vaccinated against the virus. The survey, which was conducted with an Australian-wide cross-section of 1,234 Australians aged 18 plus, on 14-15 January 2021, reveals that 72% of Australians say mask-wearing should be compulsory and 68% don’t...

Barriers to children’s mental health services revealed

A new study published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry reveals the barriers preventing children and adolescents from receiving high-quality mental health care in Australia, which include fragmented services, long wait times and inadequate training. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) found that many vulnerable children are not receiving sufficient help due to...

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Garnier official Green partner of Moonlight Cinema

Garnier has become the official green partner and beauty sponsor of Moonlight Cinema for the 2020-21 Summer Season, showcasing Garnier's efforts to make sustainable...

L’Oréal Paris’ new spokeswoman announced

Gemma Chan has been named L’Oréal Paris’ international spokeswoman. Ms Chan’s career as an actress provides her with the opportunity to raise awareness about issues...

Cleanse with care

From October to January, you can guarantee that the number of days of putting on a full face of makeup is increasing, so knowing...

Priceline Pharmacy announces new ambassadors

Priceline Pharmacy has announced two new ambassadors to complement its already impressive ambassador line up. Dr Preeya Alexander, a practising Melbourne-based GP who is passionate...

Garnier ramps up sustainability commitment

As part of its Green Beauty Initiative, Garnier has announced a partnership with Take 3 For the Sea, an Australian non-profit organisation that inspires...

How to Achieve a 100% Sell-Through on Gift … Without Losing Margin

Sponsored Content Beware of being lured by the promise of high margins and then being left with dead stock. High margins at the start are...

Retinol: is it more than an internet fad?

If you're anything like me (and millions of others), you've probably found yourself more than once down the rabbit hole that is YouTube and...

When green becomes beautiful

Looking after the environment and implementing sustainable practices is a growing trend in all industries, including the beauty business. Garnier, through its Green Beauty initiative,...

A guide to brow treatments

All’s fair in love and brows. For this month’s Retail Pharmacy Assistants magazine, Beauty Buzz features an eyebrow expert who discusses the most popular treatments...

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Celebrating cherished sweethearts this Sweetheart Day

While 14 February is generally synonymous with celebrating all things love, it’s also HeartKids...

Dementia Australia education sessions coming to Sunshine Coast

Dementia Australia is running a range of education session for Sunshine Coast residents impacted...

APP2021 program announced with super early birds on offer

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has released its program for the Australian Pharmacy Professional...