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‘Precautionary and active surveillance’ is required to manage the risk of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy said yesterday. However, the risk to the Australian public remains ‘relatively low’, he said. Chinese health officials...
Two proactive pharmacists are providing pain management and virtual dental services to a wider reach than previously possible via videoconferencing.  Pharmacist Nicolette Ellis MPS is a member of Beyond Pain, Australia’s first interdisciplinary videoconferencing service for complex chronic health conditions...
More than 40 roles for pharmacists in disasters have been identified in a new study, which also recommends that pharmacy bodies provide specialist training and advocate for supportive disaster pharmacy legislation.  Published last month in PLoS One, the study evaluated...
Since Christmas, the NSW south coast, East Gippsland, the Hume region and Portland in Victoria and Kangaroo Island off South Australia have been devastated by bushfires resulting in 28 deaths, more than 6.5 million hectares of land burnt –...
Federal, state and territory governments have worked quickly in the past week to introduce legislation that enables those affected by the bushfire crisis to access full quantities of prescription-only medicines without a prescription and with the usual Pharmaceutical Benefits...
Tales of heroism and sacrifice by pharmacists have poured out of fire-affected areas in the catastrophic fires and smoke hazes that have ravaged multiple states, killed at least 23 people and razed more than 1500 homes.  In Eden, New South...
NSW has granted pharmacists a landmark special authority to supply most S4 medicines without a prescription to those affected by bushfires. The NSW Chief Health Officer issued the authority last night, allowing NSW residents affected by the bushfire crisis to...
Images of holidaymakers being evacuated by Navy ship as bushfires closed in on Mallacoota have made the Victorian coastal town a global symbol of the unprecedented nature of the bushfire crisis. In the lead-up to New Year’s Eve, up to...
P2 masks have been made available to vulnerable people for free from every ACT community pharmacy as part of a unified effort to confront the region’s worst-ever air quality. The PSA and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia joined forces with...
It was a big year for Australian pharmacists, with the release of important reports calling for reform for the profession and providing a vision for the next four years. The year ended on a high note with the Federal...