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If a pandemic or disaster struck in your community, would your pharmacy know how to properly assist? That's the issue PhD candidate Elizabeth McCourt is addressing in her issues brief 'Improving pharmacist involvement in pandemic influenza planning and response in...
I own a remote community pharmacy in WA. Is there a need for my pharmacy to have a digital or online presence? In the 20th century, the front door for patients to visit you was limited to the physical pharmacy...
Victoria has begun rolling out its SafeScript real-time prescription monitoring program, prompting many to ask: When will pharmacists see a national system? Wading through the harrowing details of many thousands of prescription-drug related deaths, Australian coroners have been calling for...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has released a list of recommendations for healthcare professionals to ensure the safe use of medicines. The launch of Choosing Wisely Australia will provide healthcare professionals with much needed advice about medicines use. PSA...
Pharmacists are embracing new opportunities to play a greater role in multidisciplinary teams focused on mental health.  Australian Pharmacist spoke with two mental health experts – one a practising pharmacist and the other a former general practitioner (GP) –...
Seeking greater remuneration and a different working life, some community pharmacists find themselves considering the leap to hospitals. So what do they need to know? Transitioning from community to hospital pharmacy might seem like a daunting leap into the...
Australian pharmacy professionals have received top honours at the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Glasgow, while PSA has been named co-host for the FIP Congress in 2021. PSA members Tina Brock MPS and John Bell...
Experts are urging allergic rhinitis (hay fever) sufferers to seek the help of pharmacists, following a recent poll showing hay fever to be the most common allergic disorder in Australia; causing more than a simple case of the sniffles,...
In a landmark decision, Victoria’s Parliament has passed new legislation allowing for a new real-time prescription monitoring system – making it the first state in Australia to roll-out mandatory prescription monitoring on this scale. The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled...
Community pharmacists in the Northern Territory are well-prepared for the national My Health Record (MHR) rollout, with nearly 70% of pharmacies either registered or awaiting registration processing. Sam Keitaanpaa, Clinical Service Specialist at Country Wellness Group in Darwin, said the...