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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...
In 2023 pharmacists will be the custodians of medicine safety, embedded wherever medicines are used, and more responsible and accountable for the safe and effective use of medicines, a new report reveals. Pharmacists in 2023: For patients, for our profession,...
At the PSA19 Opening Plenary on Saturday, Paralympian Kurt Fearnley shared some valuable lessons learned during his stellar career that pharmacists can infuse into their practice – strength, inspiring others, and striving to challenge norms. Kurt Fearnley has always been...
The Federal Government has committed to improving medicine safety in aged care, as part of a $537 million response to the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Released last month, the report identified three...
There is limited research on the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in treating in children with chronic pain. So what is the best approach and how can pharmacists help? Approximately 25% of children and adolescents will experience chronic pain at some time...
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...
Submissions to the current Queensland Government inquiry into pharmacy ownership and regulation in the state have resoundingly supported current ownership provisions, amid concerns that any deregulation of current ownership laws would lead to the dilution of care. There has been...
‘Precautionary and active surveillance’ is required to manage the risk of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy said yesterday. However, the risk to the Australian public remains ‘relatively low’, he said. Chinese health officials...
As the custodians of medicine safety, promoting the judicious, quality and safe use of medicines is key to pharmacists’ roles. But it is also important to work with other health professionals to improve outcomes for all Australians. At the Medicine...
Significant levels of ‘high-risk’ medications in Australian aged care facilities provide an area of need for future roles for pharmacists, the PSA19 conference was told yesterday. And antimicrobial use, as well as wider medication ‘stewardship’, were key areas pharmacists could...