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
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.
Every cloud has a silver lining and for many women the silver lining of Covid isolation has been to reduce (or completely drop!) hair, make-up and all-round primping from our daily routines. Go on admit it – it HAS been nice to have a break from the daily grind of looking fabulous. At least for
If you’ve been regularly washing your hands for the government-endorsed 20 seconds throughout the day – keep up the good work! You can pat yourself on the back knowing you have, in your own small way, contributed to the flattening of the coronavirus curve. No good deed goes unpunished however – you will have noticed
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.
Promising new Covid-19 treatments on the horizon While we’re all doing our bit to flatten the curve by severely curbing our social and work activities, scientists and medical researchers around the world are hard at work developing new treatments and vaccines that will potentially prevent deaths and serious illness as well as help us emerge
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
There’s already too much coronavirus ‘click-bait’ out there and we were initially reluctant to post another story on the subject, however the need to discuss the very real potential of increased medication shortages has prompted us to start tapping away at the keyboard… Currently Australia imports almost all its medicine from overseas. We have an