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With stricter social distancing measures in place and more Australians, particularly the elderly, choosing to remain at home due to COVID-19, many community pharmacies have had increased demand for home delivery.
As confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia tick over 4,700, many pharmacists face long working hours and the rising challenge of unacceptable customer behaviour.
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.
PSA is hosting a live webinar on COVID-19: Your questions answered tonight (25 March, 7:30pm EST). PSA members can register here. Elective surgeries will be cancelled, Australians are banned from travelling overseas and more non-essential businesses will close their doors as...
As businesses including pubs, gyms and beauty salons close tonight to promote social distancing, community pharmacies remain open as one of the most essential services.
Communication is key to ensuring patient health literacy.
University of South Australia Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO FPS has led improvements in the quality use of medicines in Australia and internationally. When he began his career pharmacists were ‘mixing up all types of concoctions’, said the 2018...
Pharmacies will receive a $5 service fee for every eligible home delivery made through the new Home Medicines Service scheme, designed to protect the most vulnerable Australians from exposure to COVID-19.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told Australians not to travel overseas, as countries begin to close their borders to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has urged the community not to stockpile medicines, as Australian rates of COVID-19 infections continue to rise.