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PBS continued dispensing a win for all Australians

Media Release 31 March, 2020 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has today welcomed moves by the Morrison Government to ensure Australians have access to medications through...

Medicine wholesalers to co-operate on access to pharmaceutical products

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for pharmaceutical wholesalers to co-operate in facilitating distribution of essential medication and pharmacy products. This follows an application by...

Australia post partners with Guild to deliver contactless medicine  

Australia Post has announced the launch of its Pharmacy Home Delivery Service following government’s announcement it will allocate $25 million to fund home medicine...

Unlocking positivity with mindfulness

Certain characteristics of mindfulness appear more strongly evident in older people compared to younger people, says Healthy ageing researchers at Flinders University. However, the researchers...

Heart Foundation applauds Gov’s latest action

The Heart Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of $669 million telehealth package to allow GPs and specialists to consult remotely with patients during...

RACGP welcomes telehealth expansion to fight COVID-19

Media Release 29 March, 2020 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all...

News

10,000 free hand sanitisers to Aussies in need

National Online Auction Company Lloyds Auctions is offering another 10,000 free hand sanitisers to Australians – however, the team needs help in sourcing empty bottles to fill. “We are pleading to any company who may have a supply of empty 50ml or 125ml bottles if you have any spare please let us know, we will purchase them right now so...

National approach needed on continued dispensing

Media Release 27 March 2020 Following announcements from both the NSW and Victorian State Governments, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has called for the continued dispensing measures introduced in response to the bushfire crisis in January to be made permanent to help our healthcare system cope with the COVID-19 emergency. “In January, the Health Minister Greg Hunt gave patients access to one...

Are pregnant women passing COVID-19 on to bubs?

Pregnant women may need to be extra vigilant with social distancing and hygiene measures during the current COVID-19 pandemic as research suggests there may be a risk of transmitting the virus to newborns. Recent research published in JAMA Paediatrics suggests that pregnant women with COVID-19 may be passing the virus to their babies. The cohort study looked at 33 babies born...
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PBS continued dispensing a win for all Australians

Media Release 31 March, 2020 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has today welcomed moves by the Morrison Government to ensure Australians have access to medications through...

Medicine wholesalers to co-operate on access to pharmaceutical products

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for pharmaceutical wholesalers to co-operate in facilitating distribution of essential medication and pharmacy products. This follows an application by...

National approach needed on continued dispensing

Media Release 27 March 2020 Following announcements from both the NSW and Victorian State Governments, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has called for the continued dispensing...

Government support for business

The Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash released a statement this week stating that the Government is...

Financial advice service offers support

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, it is also significantly impacting the economy. This is leading to fear, anxiety...

A bid to address potential supply shortages

The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has been granted interim authorisation by the ACCC to allow its medical technology companies to coordinate the...

Current state of medicine play

Following on from yesterday’s decision to enforce new limits on dispensing and sales of prescription and over the counter (OTC) medicines, we take a...

Sponsors for PATY 2020 announced

Media Release 16 March, 2020 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award Announces National Sponsors The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is pleased to announce the sponsors of...

Should we be cancelling all mass gatherings?

In light of APP 2020 (which was supposed to be held from 19 to 22 March) being postponed, we have collated expert opinions on...

Health and Lifestyle

PBS continued dispensing a win for all Australians

Media Release 31 March, 2020 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has today welcomed moves by the Morrison Government to ensure Australians have access to medications through...

Medicine wholesalers to co-operate on access to pharmaceutical products

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for pharmaceutical wholesalers to co-operate in facilitating distribution of essential medication and pharmacy products. This follows an application by the National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA) to enable businesses to co-ordinate the supply, inventory management, distribution, logistics, and import of pharmaceuticals needed by consumers and hospitals. “Allowing pharmacy wholesalers to work together to help make vital...

Unlocking positivity with mindfulness

Certain characteristics of mindfulness appear more strongly evident in older people compared to younger people, says Healthy ageing researchers at Flinders University. However, the researchers have found ways in which we can all benefit from mindfulness at any age. Behavioural scientist Associate Professor Tim Windsor says, “This suggests that mindfulness may naturally develop with time and life experience.” Characteristics that tend to...

Heart Foundation applauds Gov’s latest action

The Heart Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of $669 million telehealth package to allow GPs and specialists to consult remotely with patients during the COVID-19 crisis. “We now know that the most serious cases of COVID-19 – and sadly, most of the deaths – are due to complications in patients who have pre-existing health conditions, including heart disease,” says...

RACGP welcomes telehealth expansion to fight COVID-19

Media Release 29 March, 2020 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians. Telehealth is a vital measure that will keep GPs safe and allow patients who are self-isolating or quarantining to still get access to medical care while minimising exposure to health professionals.  Until now the Medicare Benefits...

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

Don’t forget your oral health World Oral Health Day

While we’re preoccupied with hand hygiene – regular handwashing, using hand sanitiser, not touching...

Slip on socks for World Down Syndrome Day 2020

By Emily Devon One in every 700-900 babies born worldwide will have Down Syndrome. The chromosome...

Mother’s Day Classic launches MDC Virtual 2020

Media Release 18 March 2020 Raising vital funds for breast cancer research and celebrating the lives...