Potential treatments for COVID-19

As confirmed COVID-19 cases soar well past 3 million worldwide, the race is on to find treatments for patients as soon as possible.

A cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down

Immortalised in Australian slang, the analgesic phenacetin (used in Bex powder) is wrapped up in the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry and has...

Upper respiratory tract infections – symptomatic management

Upper respiratory tract infections, commonly known as colds and flu, are the most common medical conditions affecting humans.
URTIs, commonly known as colds and flu, are the most common medical conditions affecting humans, with adults suffering 2–4 colds each year and schoolchildren 5–10 colds each year.

Pharmacy students step up during coronavirus pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, pharmacies were even busier than supermarkets.

The way of the future: Australia’s first e-prescription dispensed

 A significant milestone has been reached in pharmacy, with Australia’s first genuine and legally valid electronic prescription (e-prescription) created, stored and dispensed in Victoria last week.

Prescription rule changes to support telehealth

Australia’s Chief Health Officer has approved an amendment to PBS prescription requirements for telehealth consultations as an emergency measure during the COVID-19 response.