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Anger over Pharmacy Guild donation to One Nation

Posted 15th April 2019

Pharmacists have expressed their anger over a $15,000 donation the Pharmacy Guild of Australia made to One Nation. Although the Guild has stated that the attendance of Guild officials at political events does not indicate endorsement of the party’s policies, complaints have been received from members of the Guild, as well as members of the public.…

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Budget falls flat

Posted 15th April 2019

It was with disappointment that oral health seemed largely overlooked in the Commonwealth budget. Although it wasn’t all bad news – funding has been approved for a further three years for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

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US teeth-straightening company threatens Australia’s orthodontics market

Posted 15th April 2019

Private-equity-backed US teeth-straightening company SmileDirectClub has Australia in its sights. The company says the cost of traditional braces on children’s teeth is very expensive by world standards, and plans to introduce 3D-printed clear aligners to the Australian market. “Australia is really ripe for disruption like this,” SmileDirectClub president of international Kay Oswald said. Under the…

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Nestle to launch Milo with no cane sugar

Posted 11th April 2019

Nestlé Australia is set to launch a new version of Milo without cane sugar in response to the changing nutritional needs of families. This week, the factory where Milo was first created 85 years ago scaled up production of the new addition to the range, Milo 30% Less Added Sugar, after more than two years…

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Should you travel overseas for dental work?

Posted 10th April 2019

Our president, Jenny Ball, offers her thoughts on dental tourism:  I am heading to Bali for a few days in June. Some people go to Bali to escape the cold and others go Bali and beyond to have dental treatment. I prefer, when I need to have treatment done (for example new RCT, root bleaching,…

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