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Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy has outlined a five-year transition to a digitally connected health system, beginning with opt-out My Health Records for every Australian by 2018. How will pharmacists and their patients benefit? Developed by the Australian Digital...
The Dose Administration Aids (DAA) program will be available to 70,000 more patients each year through community pharmacies, with the Federal Government announcing increased funding to expand the successful program. PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson welcomed the increased availability...
Thalidomide’s period of use may have been short but its ramifications have lasted decades, both for people who suffer deformities from its effects and how we now regulate medicines. Like many ‘wonder drugs’ of the 20th century, thalidomide was first...
Male pharmacy graduates earn an average $10,000 more than their female counterparts after three years on the job, a new report has shown. Although female graduates start their careers earning ever-so-slightly more than men ($200 a year more), after three...
As Australia gathers persuasive evidence from the Health Care Homes trial, it’s becoming clearer how to integrate pharmacists into primary healthcare. Doors are opening: there are now more opportunities than ever for Australian pharmacists to be embedded in primary healthcare...
Kiama – on the NSW South Coast – has welcomed Australia’s first fully-branded Health Destination Pharmacy. Servicing a population of around 22,000 people, the Kiama Health Destination Pharmacy – located in the heart of town – has generated strong interest...
Researchers in New Zealand have explored the perceived tension in pharmacy between their roles as retailers and healthcare providers, and how such tension is managed (if any). In research published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, Massey University...
Following distressing reports of inappropriate medicine use in aged care homes, PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson has welcomed a royal commission into the aged care sector. Announced earlier this week following revelations of poor treatment of older people in...
The recent dust storms and bushfires in NSW and Queensland serve as a reminder of the escalating effects of climate change, leading to an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. In response, pharmacist and respiratory health...
PSA has this week lodged two major submissions addressing pharmacist remuneration. The first is our response to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce, where we put forward a number of proposals to better use exisiting MBS services by harnessing...