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As the rate of accidental prescribed drug-induced overdoses continues to climb, pharmacists have an increased responsibility to focus on early intervention. The Penington Institute’s Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2019 released last week, has revealed the number of Australians dying from...
Some might assume employing someone with a declared disability would only bring complications. But some community pharmacies around Australia are leading the way in disability employment, and they say the benefits make it all worthwhile. It makes simple, ethical...
Eating disorders (EDs) are an area of focus in the Federal Government’s Long Term National Health Plan. But how common are they and what support can pharmacists offer patients? Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of EDs have been addressed in...
The healthcare sector was recently called out for the devastating levels of waste generated from single-use plastics and medicines. Both hospital and community pharmacists can help to tackle this problem. Waste generated from the health care sector accounts for 7%...
After the recent hold-up of a Supercare Pharmacy, Australian Pharmacist investigates the prevalence of violence towards pharmacists and the measures that can put in place to ensure staff safety. On Thursday 15 August, Ascot Vale pharmacy in Melbourne was assailed...
Conducting research can be a daunting prospect. But by choosing a mentor and working intelligently, pharmacists can research and have their work published. A study published earlier this year in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research found that pharmacists...
Helping consumers understand the language of medicines is the key message to emerge from this year’s Be Medicinewise Week. To improve this understanding, PSA encourages all consumers to talk to their pharmacist. ‘As medicine experts, pharmacists speak the language of medicines...
The Department of Health recently released its reform plan for healthcare: Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan: to build the world’s best health system. But how will it impact pharmacy practice? The Government has pledged to inject $104 billion into...
The Federal Government needs to create a Commonwealth Chief Pharmacist role and urgently develop a discussion paper to address rural pharmacy quality, access and distribution, according to PSA’s submission to the National Rural Health Commissioner. Rural and remote pharmacists are...
Emergency department (ED) presentations for non-urgent care can be lessened through improved healthcare services in the community, a new report has found. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report sought to understand who uses emergency services and for what...