Demand for compounders set to rise as growing aging population seeks specialised health services

As the big chain-store discount pharmacies grab at greater market share, traditional community pharmacies are increasingly turning to customised services, such as compounded medication, to tap into new ‘seniors’ markets and professionally differentiate themselves from their ‘cheap and cheerful’ big chemist competitors. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding said in recent years he has seen 

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Christmas 2018: Ordering cut-off

We would like to wish all of our Patients, Doctors and Partner Pharmacies a very Merry Christmas! Ordering & Postage As you can all imagine, the lead up to the silly season is a busy period. We will endeavor to keep to our 24 hour turn around as much as possible, but please be patient if 

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Christmas 2018: Opening Hours

We would like to wish all of our Patients, Doctors and Partner Pharmacies a very Merry Christmas! Opening Hours Friday 21st December –  8.00am to 6.00pm Saturday 22nd December – 8.00am to 12.30pm (collections via Amcal) Sunday 23rd December – Closed Monday 24th December – 8.00am to 6.00pm Tuesday 25th December – Closed / Christmas Day 

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What is Pyroluria and can it be cured?

Sometimes known as Malvaria, Pyroluria is a curious term that describes potentially harmful levels of something called kryptopyrroles in the body. While it’s not a recognised medical condition, several studies suggest that a high percentage of people with a history of mental illness test positive for Pyroluria. In a paper published in Nature, International Journal 

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Christmas 2018: Hours & Ordering

We would like to wish all of our Patients, Doctors and Partner Pharmacies a very Merry Christmas! Ordering & Postage As you can all imagine, the lead up to the silly season is a busy period. We will endeavor to keep to our 24 hour turn around as much as possible, but please be patient if 

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Can natural remedies make menopause symptoms go away?

For some women, menopause is like peak hour traffic – a little inconvenient, at times frustrating, but something that has to be tolerated. However for other women menopause hits like a head-on with a freight train – it stops them in their tracks and makes the simplest activity out of the question. For the unfortunate 

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Queensland patients will suffer from Government decision to reject separate pharmacy council

A Gold Coast pharmacist is calling on the Queensland Government to re-consider their decision not to establish a state-based pharmacy council that would have the power to enforce on-premises health and safety standards and ensure pharmacies were compliant with current ownership rules. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding at Merrimac said Queensland was the only 

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