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COVID-19: Continued Dispensing extended to ensure supply of essential medicines

Emergency measures to allow continued access to essential medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) have been extended to at least 30 June this year.

PBS changes for prescription opioids

Changes to regulations on opioid supply in Australia came into effect this week, with new Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listings resulting in smaller quantities and restrictions around opioid prescribing for pain treatment.

COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations: tips for community pharmacists

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it more important than ever for Australians to access influenza vaccinations and pharmacist immunisers are ready to help protect the community.

New Label 24 to help pharmacists reduce opioid risks

In line with TGA regulatory changes to enhance medicine safety, PSA has developed a cautionary advisory label that warns consumers about the risk of opioid overdose and dependence.

Tasmanian pharmacists forge on as hospitals shut amid Stage 4 COVID-19...

As hospitals and all non-essential businesses in Burnie on Tasmania’s north-west coast shut down to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, pharmacists are feeling the pressure – but finding ways to carry on.

A cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down

Immortalised in Australian slang, the analgesic phenacetin (used in Bex powder) is wrapped up in the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry and has...