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Decline in vaccine preventable diseases

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released a report detailing results from the Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia study. The study revealed that between 2005 and 2015 the overall rate of vaccine preventable disease (VPD) burden decreased by 31%, demonstrating the value of vaccines. Results from the AIHW study…

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Movember: Let’s have a look at Men’s Health

Throughout November, you have probably noticed more men than usual flaunting a little bit of hair above their upper lip. It’s no coincidence that every second person looks like Charlie Chaplin, nor is it by chance that many NSW State Transit buses have a prominent black moustache on their fronts. This month is Movember, a…

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World Diabetes Day 2019

Today (November 14) is World Diabetes Day (WDD), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make sufficient use of the…

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Medicines safety now a national health priority

Last week, from October 31 to November 1 2019, health ministers from the Commonwealth, New Zealand and each State and Territory of Australia met in Perth for the COAG Health Council Meeting to discuss a range of pressing national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Western Australian Minister for Health and Mental Health,…

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Pharmacy Alliance welcomes 700th store to nation’s largest independent member network

Pharmacy Alliance has today (November 7, 2019) welcomed the 700th pharmacy to its network, cementing its position as Australia’s largest, independent, member-based pharmacy network. The addition of Prahran Midnight Pharmacy, Melbourne represents Pharmacy Alliance’s ongoing commitment to arming independent pharmacies with the necessary tools and support to best serve their communities. Second-generation pharmacist and Managing…

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