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Recent research could increase the involvement of pharmacists in the creation of effective medication management plans for elderly patients. The project is based on a 2016 study conducted by Professor Luke Bereznicki, Pharmacist from College of Health and Medicine at...
The discovery of sodium thiopental ushered in the era of modern intravenous anaesthesia, but its darker side as a ‘truth serum’ and use in lethal injections made it a household name. Sodium thiopental (also known as sodium pentothal) was first...
PSA has welcomed the re-election of the Morrison Government and is committed to working together to ensure pharmacists are adequately remunerated through the negotiation of the next Community Pharmacy Agreement. Prior to the election, PSA asked the Government to commit...
New research published in the Lancet has confirmed the efficacy of antiretrovirals in preventing the transmission of HIV. But rates of infection are increasing amongst certain groups, indicating that there is more that policy makers and healthcare practitioners to...
Michael Bakker MPS is an ECP on the move. He’s a pharmacist team leader at South Australia (SA) Health’s Flinders Medical Centre, and in his spare time he volunteers with Parkinson’s SA. Describe your role as team leader at SA...
PSA’s recently released clinical governance principles are a blueprint for the design and implementation of safe and high-quality pharmacy services. The Clinical Governance Principles for Pharmacy Services 2018 document provides pharmacists and organisations involved in the provision of pharmacy services...
A third report outlining the ongoing threat of antimicrobial resistance has been released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC). While the overall use of antibiotics is declining, many pathogens are continuing to develop resistance...
Real-time prescription monitoring systems such as SafeScript are empowering pharmacists to improve medicine safety – a key insight gleaned from PSA’s recent VIC/TAS Annual Therapeutic Update (ATU). Laura Mulligan, pharmacist and senior policy officer rom the SafeScript team at the...
Last week, several pledges were made by the Coalition and the Opposition that will impact health care around the nation. The Coalition issued a statement saying that a re-elected Morrison Government would lower the safety net threshold for medicines on...
Last week Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt introduced Biosimilar Week 2019 along with the launch of the Biosimilar Hub, with a set of specific guidelines geared towards pharmacists. This initiative is designed as an introduction to a comprehensive...