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Pharmacists are being encouraged to look at the potential benefits digital technology will bring to the profession in the coming years. Professor Libby Roughead, from UniSA’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, has been appointed to lead the newly announced...
The introduction of direct-acting antivirals therapies for hepatitis C in 2016 has contributed to a 20% decline in deaths attributed to the disease, but a drop in the number of people accessing the cure has public health authorities worried. This...
Community pharmacists working within the Health Care Homes (HCH) model will have access to extensive training from October, to develop their skills in collaborative medication management services. The training program has been developed by PSA and the Pharmacy Guild of...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has announced their support for pill testing at music festivals and other environments where illicit drug use occurs, following a slew of fatalities and mounting public support. In a new position statement released this...
Greater funding is needed to unite the pharmacy profession with other healthcare professionals. This was the powerful message that came out of PSA’s NSW/ACT Annual Therapeutic Update (ATU), held on 22-24 March in the Hunter Valley. The ATU conference drew...
As part of Tasmania’s Winter Demand Plan for 2019, the Tasmanian Government is expanding pharmacist-led flu vaccinations to include children ten-years-old and over – a first in Australia. The initiative, launched by Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson on 19 May,...
I’m interested in becoming a general practice pharmacist. What steps do I need to take to get there? From January 2020, incentives will be provided to general practices allowing for non-dispensing pharmacists to work within their practice. As a pharmacist...
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...
Pharmacy in rural and remote areas has a lot to offer, from closer relationships with customers to higher pay, but these opportunities are often overlooked. Practising pharmacist and academic at the Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania Mark...
Stoking a turf war between GPs and pharmacists will harm patient care, PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson has warned. On Monday, the RACGP urged the public to avoid community pharmacy-run health checks, which RACGP Victoria chair Cameron Loy said...