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Local community pharmacists play a vital role in improving health outcomes for LGBTI people and people living with HIV. There has been greater recognition of the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians among an increasing...
Community pharmacies must continue to evolve if they wish to thrive into the future. What does that look like in practice? ‘Fifty cigarettes a day for 50 years’, Canberra pharmacist Ben Jackson recalled of a 65-year-old patient who used to...
Realising the full potential of pharmacists requires a reimagining of how the profession fits into the wider healthcare model, and PSA wants to harness the imagination of its members in this vision. Overwhelming feedback from our members and the wider...
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,...
So you think you know your rights and obligations at work? Go to school on these employment fundamentals.  Staff are the key to the success of any business. Putting efforts into recruitment, staff development and succession planning all contribute to...
Around 3.24 million Australians are suffering from chronic pain daily, costing the economy $139.3 billion in 2018, a new report by Painaustralia has suggested.1 The report, produced in conjunction with Deloitte Access Economics, measured the impact of chronic pain by...
A new survey from researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has revealed changing trends in safe sex practises amongst 15–29 year olds. Experts say pharmacists could play a valuable role in supporting this cohort, particularly amongst...
The emerging role for Australian pharmacists working in general practices is seen by many pharmacists as an exciting new career opportunity. It is supported and promoted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Australian Medical Association and the Royal...
With new research showing current cardiovascular disease screening guidelines are missing younger at-risk Aboriginal people, a leading Aboriginal health specialist has highlighted the role pharmacists can play in preventative cardiac care. The statement from National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation...
Pharmacists within general practice is a positive step forward, but the exclusion from MBS Team Care arrangements in CDM items makes no sense. After a long period of advocacy from PSA, and other medical groups including the AMA, the announcement...