Why scientists are excited by first trial of new Covid vaccine

A U.S company specialising in vaccines has released results from the first stage of human trials of their new Covid-19 vaccine, showing early trial participants have the same neutralising antibody in their blood as those who have contracted and recovered from the coronavirus. In a press release issued on May 18, pharmaceutical giant, Moderna, said 

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The future of pharmacy in a post Covid Australia

The Covid-19 crisis has taken Australia’s pharmacy sector on a roller coaster ride in recent months with no one able to say for sure what the future of the industry will look like. However what is almost certain is that pharmacy will not simply go ‘back to normal’ once the coronavirus pandemic is declared contained. 

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Read the ingredients in your hand sanitiser – it may not work.

There are many products now on the market that claim to be hand sanitiser, however how effective are they really at killing the germs that  make us sick? As our supermarket and pharmacy shelves are being emptied of hand sanitiser, alternative ‘natural’ versions have started appearing in online shops, Facebook ads and at market stalls. 

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What to say when customers try panic buying medication

Over the past few weeks almost every pharmacy in the country has had customers trying to panic buy medication. Most of these customers are well-meaning, but they’re worried. Worried that shipments of medicine from overseas will abruptly stop, or worried that all the other panic-buyers will have already emptied pharmacy shelves when next they present 

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