Hospitals in Malacca Out of Medicine

MALACCA: The state government has promised fresh supply of medicine at public hospitals following a shortage which caused misery to patients for nearly a month. State Health, Project Rehabilitation, Suburban Development and NGO committee chairman…

Rising Costs: Even the Rich Go to Govt Health Centres

I REFER to the letter "Health should not be only about wealth" (NST, Nov 11). Though enlightening, the reality is far more complex.   The suggestion to keep costs minimal and manageable is a daunting task as there are many players involved…

7th National Pharmacy R&D Conference 2012:Pharmacy Research: New Frontiers Towards The Nations Needs

Tentative Date: Jun 2012 Venue: TBA   Conference Programme: Plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations on the following areas: Ÿ   Safety, efficacy and quality Ÿ   Pharmacy Practice Ÿ   Clinical Pharmacy Ÿ   Pharmacoeconomics…

PGA Newsletter - Vol.1 No.30 November 2011

APLF names new chair The Australian Pharmacy Liaison Forum (APLF) is an independent coalition of representatives from ten peak national pharmacy organisations who work together on common issues of national importance to the pharmacy profession…

PGA Newsletter - Vol.1 No.31 November 2011

Doctors and pharmacists want improved drug interaction alerts A National Prescribing Service (NPS) survey has identified a number of improvements for drug interaction alerts in prescribing and dispensing software to better meet the information…

Health Portfolio – Ministerial Change

12 December 2011 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia welcomes the appointment of Tanya Plibersek to the crucial portfolio of Health. Minister Plibersek has been a strong performer for the Government, and now rises to the challenge of progressing…

Support for Australian Pharmacy Workforce

12 December 2011 The National Council of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has called for pharmacists to be removed from the migration Skilled Occupations List (SOL). The Guild lodged a submission to Skills Australia seeking the removal of pharmacists…

APPFSC - Customised Entry-Level Competency Tool for Pharmacists

19 December 2011 The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) is a profession-wide collaborative forum which is working on a number of projects associated with the national competency standards for pharmacists. The APPFSC…

PSA Welcomes New Minister for Health

12 December 2011 The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the appointment of Ms Tanya Plibersek as the new Minister for Health. National President of the PSA, Grant Kardachi, said the appointment of Ms Plibersek brought a wealth…

Guidance for Pharmacists Using Internet and Social Media

15 December 2011 The internet and social media have changed the way many people receive or seek information about health issues and health care, and as a result the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has launched its Guidance for Pharmacists…