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A new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed the burden of drug and alcohol use in rural and remote Australian communities, and the lack of readily available treatment. But community pharmacists can have...
An early start to flu season might lead patients to seek out the vaccine earlier than usual. But while healthcare practitioners stress the need for vaccinations, pharmacists are being urged to educate their patients on the need to delay...
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 the date for implementation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Act moves closer, the development of clinical practices around the law is underway. But what are the challenges involved? The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) recently published a paper...
PSA’s Pharmacists in 2023 vision advocates the implementation of a ‘research culture’ in Australia. Here’s how members can pursue valuable research in their own practices. It’s there in Action 10 of the PSA’s just-released Pharmacists in 2023 roadmap of...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) Pharmacists in 2023 report found that the inclusion of pharmacists in healthcare teams will ensure that medicines are used safely and appropriately. But a certain level of investment is required first. Action item three in...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) two recently released reports, Pharmacists in 2023 and Medicine Safety: Take Care, both identify the need for medicine safety to be a National Health Priority Area (NHPA). But what action needs to be...
Pharmacists are the healthcare professionals best placed to address the crisis in medicine safety in Australia, and could contribute to cost savings of $1.4 billion per annum, said the Interim CEO of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), Dr...
I’ve got my pharmacy degree, but I want to be ready for whatever the future holds. What else should I be doing to advance my practice? ⊕  I grew up in pharmacy and, although the days of looking up at...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's (PSA) Pharmacists in 2023 report indicates that empowering community pharmacists will help to prevent medicines misadventure.  This second action point in the report demonstrates how community pharmacists can play a greater role in patient care. 02  Enhance the...