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API commits to major NSW distribution centre

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries will construct a new 32,506sqm NSW distribution centre at Marsden Park to improve its supply-chain capabilities.

Priceline stores caught selling fake goods

Pharmacy chain Priceline has suffered reputational fallout after fake beauty products were discovered to be sold from four of the group’s Sydney outlets.

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Low-dose CBD products all but cleared for sale in Australian pharmacies

CBD medicines are set to be sold over the counter in Australian pharmacies. Cannabidiol (CBD) products may be cleared for over-the-counter purchase under a proposed Therapeutic Goods Administration reclassification, opening up a potential $200 million market segment. The proposed amendment represents an interim ruling to downgrade CBD against the Poisons Stan…

Pharmacists disturbed by Queensland Covid-19 testing plan

Queensland’s pharmacists are concerned by instructions from the state’s government for Covid-19 testing to take place in community pharmacies.

SA Govt launches plan to protect pharmacies in event of Covid-19 outbreak

South Australia’s state government has created a $200,000 emergency fund to help community pharmacies continue to provide critical services during the Covid-19 crisis.

Bubs Australia launches supplements, names new global ambassador

Bubs Australia has launched supplements and appointed former supermodel Jennifer Hawkins as its new global ambassador.

The little black soap causing a stir at Priceline

Carbon Theory founder Philip Taylor developed the cleansing bar at his kitchen sink with a little inspiration from Nike and guidance from Youtube.

GSK, Novartis ordered to pay $4.5m for misleading Voltaren claims

Novartis and GSK penalised for making false and misleading claims in the marketing of Voltaren Osteo Gel.

Arnott’s owner snaps up Coty’s hair care brands including Wella and Clairol

US beauty company Coty sells majority stake in hair and nail care business to KKR & Co for well below what it was valued before the coronavirus pandemic.

Half of pharmacists considering quitting due to workload and unsafe conditions

Of the pharmacists threatening to quit, or who have already done so, two-thirds blamed their employer’s handling of the pandemic.