A call for integrated care

Media Release 1 June 2020 A recent study led by Monash University shows...

ACON launches new at-home HIV testing...

ACON, said to be NSW’s leading HIV prevention organisation, has launched...

Could sleep be the secret to...

Media Release  2 June 2020 Could sleep be the competitive advantage needed to...

Don’t delay to avoid breast cancer costs

Australian women are encouraged to continue getting regular check-ups for breast cancer to avoid...

The mental health impact of COVID-19

Media Release 30 May 2020 An opinion piece by the Australian Government’s Deputy...

World No Tobacco Day

The theme of this year’s World Tobacco Day (Sunday 31 May...

Tinder fuelled STI boom

While dating apps such as Tinder have risen in popularity over...

News

World No Tobacco Day

The theme of this year’s World Tobacco Day (Sunday 31 May 2020) was ‘Protecting Youth from Industry Manipulation’, and with growing evidence showing that smokers are more likely to develop a severe case of COVID-19 if the contract the virus, quitting is more important than ever. It’s known that there is no safe level of tobacco consumption and its use...

Tinder fuelled STI boom

While dating apps such as Tinder have risen in popularity over the years, concerns are emerging that their use could be linked to rising gonorrhoea transmission rates. A new study published in American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, which looked at the “changing epidemiology of gonorrhoea in Australia” (Ellis et al., 2020) found that the rates of gonorrhoea transmission has significantly...

PATY 2020 goes virtual

Dubbed 'Virtual PATY', for the first time in the event's 14-year history, the 2020 Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) will go ahead entirely online, with nominations for the award open from 1 June 2020 at: pharmacyassistants.com/paty. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, George Tambassis, says that now, more than ever, we need to recognise and celebrate...
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Business Insights

TWC and Minfos achieve pharmacy tech milestone

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) Armidale in regional NSW has become one of the first pharmacies ­– and the first TWC – to begin dispensing electronic...

Controversy surrounding vaccine prioritisation

There have been calls by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the Government to prioritise the annual distribution of influenza vaccines...

TWC on to track vaccinate 500,000 Aussies

TerryWhite Chemmart has increased its flu stock capacity to help more Australians get vaccinated against influenza. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease and Australians slowly adjust...

Additional flu vaccine supplies rolling out across Australia

Media Release 27 May 2020 Seqirus Australia is pleased to confirm that additional supplies of flu vaccinations have started to roll out across the country –...

Partnership reinforces primacy of consumers in healthcare

Media Release  27 May 2020 A new working together agreement between the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and NPS MedicineWise has been launched setting out...

Medication classification change announced

GSK has urged pharmacists to prepare for the change in classification of all modified release paracetamol products, including Panadol Osteo, from Pharmacy Medicine (Schedule...

Secret consumer COVID shopping habits

Service Integrity, a leading mystery shopping and research company, published COVID-19 nationwide retail survey results. The study was conducted to answer the questions many...

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Intern of the Year Announced

Media Release  19 May 2020 Lucinda Kenny from Capital Chemist Calwell in the ACT has been announced as the 2019 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year. The...

Minfos makes dispensing ePrescriptions simple

Media Release 5 May 2020 Pharmacists can dispense electronic prescriptions (ePrescriptions) directly from Minfos Dispense without having to integrate with new software or significantly change existing...

Health and Lifestyle

A call for integrated care

Media Release 1 June 2020 A recent study led by Monash University shows that integrating geriatric assessment with cancer treatment can reduce unplanned hospital admissions and...

ACON launches new at-home HIV testing service

ACON, said to be NSW’s leading HIV prevention organisation, has launched a new, free HIV testing service that will support gay men and men who have sex with men (cis and trans) test for HIV from the comfort of their own home. A convenient and contactless way to test for HIV, you will allow men to virtually connect with a...

Could sleep be the secret to sporting success?

Media Release  2 June 2020 Could sleep be the competitive advantage needed to win the AFL Premiership Cup? St Kilda fans will be hoping so, as the Melbourne-based football club partners with Monash University’s Turner Institute to explore off-field ways to enhance player recovery and performance through various sleep techniques and programs. As part of an industry-led project, funded by a grant from...

Don’t delay to avoid breast cancer costs

Australian women are encouraged to continue getting regular check-ups for breast cancer to avoid potentially thousands of dollars in increased treatment costs. The more advanced the cancer, the higher the cost to the government and individual, a new Monash University study shows. A new study by Monash Business School investigated the costs absorbed by governments and individuals associated with screen-detected and...

The mental health impact of COVID-19

Media Release 30 May 2020 An opinion piece by the Australian Government’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Dr Ruth Vine. As we continue to work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been considerable discussion in the media about the impact the virus is having on our mental health – and may have on our suicide rates. For some Australians,...

Other News

Beauty

Priceline Pharmacies put halt on beauty services

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many retail businesses are having to make swift changes to ensure the health and safety of team members...

Beauty for all at VAMFF 2020

'Age is nothing. Attitude is everything!' On Tuesday 11 March 2020 a sisterhood of 25 inspirational women took to the runway at the Virgin Australia...

Are women more assertive when glammed up?

The pressure of a woman’s appearance is often linked with poor mental health due to the conditioning of these ideas from a young age. However,...

Do not rely on the makeup wipe!

Makeup wipes are a great on-the-go tool to wash off excess dirt and oils – they are time efficient and easily portable when travelling. However...

Millennial skincare habits

Looking to increase your market share in skincare? Wanting to update the skincare shelves and not sure what customer to target? The secret lies...

Priceline Pharmacy launches campaign promoting inclusivity

In a bid to combat rising ageism in Australia and to promote inclusivity, 27 February 2020 marks the launch of Priceline Pharmacy’s Festival of...

Australia’s first beauty runway for charity

Priceline Pharmacy will host Australia’s first beauty runway for charity. The runway has been created to raise funds for the Priceline Sisterhood Foundation at the...

Two beauty trends set to impact the market

Mintel has announced the two beauty trends set to impact the global beauty and personal care market over the next decade: the panorama of...

Aussie Made Beauty

This spring Australians are encouraged to shop Australian-made by looking out for the Australian Made logo when shopping for beauty and personal care products. Research...

Events

PATY 2020 goes virtual

Dubbed 'Virtual PATY', for the first time in the event's 14-year history, the 2020...

A hair-raising fundraiser

The COVID-19 lockdown has not only had an impact on physical and mental health...

Biosimilar Awareness Week

An educational initiative that was launched last year, Biosimilar Awareness Week has gone virtual...