Pharmacists

Australians unwilling to protect against fatal lung infection

Three-in-four Australian adults do not consider ‘life-threatening consequences’ as sufficient motivation to vaccinate against pneumococcal pneumonia. This is according to Lung Foundation Australia research released today (May 16, 2017) to mark Know Pneumonia Day. According to respiratory physician and Lung Foundation Australia Respiratory Infectious Disease Committee Chair, Associate Professor Lucy Morgan, Sydney, Australians are not being…

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Budget 2017: What it means for Australia’s health

Budget highlights for health: “The Government will establish the Medicare Guarantee Fund to secure the ongoing funding of the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme into the future. “In this Budget, the Government will provide $1.0 billion to reintroduce indexation for certain items on the MBS. This will commence with General Practitioner (GP)…

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Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute launches Wellness Plan recommending age-related vaccinations as a preventative health measure

On March 19, 2017, The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne launched a publication designed to help Australians lead long, healthy and productive lives. Entitled ‘The Baker IDI Wellness Plan’, the publication includes a healthy action plan, healthy recipes and meal plans, tips for developing healthy habits, and a checklist of medical test recommendations…

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Thousands of Pharmacists Gather in Queensland for Annual Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference

Today marks the start of the annual Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP 2017) where thousands for pharmacy and healthcare professionals are gathering to discuss the latest developments in the health industry.   Top international speakers include Alistair Bursey, owner-pharmacist and Chair of the Board of Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPHA); and Graeme Blanchard, President of the…

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APP gearing up to announce Guild Pharmacy of the Year for 2017

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is gearing up for their national conference, set for March 9-12, 2017 on the Gold Coast. With more than 70 presentations from local and international speakers, the conference is the major highlight of the annual Australian pharmacy calendar. Federal Health Minister, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP will deliver the conference…

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