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It鈥檚 1924 and while some in the pharmacy sector may be looking jealously at other industries, the Australasian Journal of Pharmacy notes other businesses have it tougher聽 The editorial in …

It鈥檚 June 1974 and legislation has just passed the Victorian Parliament allowing 鈥榬egistered鈥 contraceptives to be advertised and displayed in pharmacies聽 Under the Bill, the Victorian government contraceptives to be …

It鈥檚 June 1894, and the AJP reports on the case of a man who styled himself a 鈥渃onsulting herbalist鈥 working from home 鈥 and what it meant for pharmacy ownership …

It鈥檚 1984 and relations between the community pharmacy sector and the Labor government are somewhat less than cordial聽 The Labor party appeared to be set on driving pharmacists onto the …

It鈥檚 1954, and the AJP takes issue with the way the new National Health Service Regulations have been implemented: without asking pharmacists 鈥淭he Commonwealth Minister of Health has said more …

The Australasian Journal of Pharmacy鈥檚 May 1914 edition featured fines for selling poor-quality paraffin, the International Opium Convention and a crackdown on strychnine We began with an article on Bacteriology …

Ethics, 鈥渘eurotic housewives鈥 abusing laxatives and a crackdown on medicines advertising: in this week鈥檚 look at pharmacy history, we鈥檙e living in the 70s May 1974 was a busy month for …

Is it 鈥淏olshevik鈥 to stay open late? Our 1924 edition had some thoughts鈥 鈥淩eferring to early closing, whether we pharmacists compare unfavourably with the self-sacrificing dentist or the heroic estate …

Health department bureaucrats are being blamed for the 鈥渟trangulation鈥 of the pharmaceutical industry, we reported in the Eighties It鈥檚 May 1984, and the editor of the AJP is incensed at …

Health professionals need to put 鈥減ersonal squabbles and disputes鈥 over scope of practice to one side for the betterment of public health聽 It鈥檚 May 1934 and the Australasian Journal of …

Pharmacists are being warned that a long-time ally 鈥渕ay soon be turned into an enemy鈥, through the creation of a government-backed monopoly聽 It鈥檚 1949 and the Australasian Journal of Pharmacy …

An impersonation scandal, the fate of 鈥淩at Biskett鈥 and some tips on opium for smoking all made the news in April 1904 That month, we reported on a special meeting …