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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...
Ravi Sharma’s credentials in pharmacy are formidable. Recently appointed the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS’s) director for England, he was also National Clinical Lead for Clinical Pharmacy and Genomics for the National Health Service (NHS) while holding several honouree and...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has welcomed today’s Federal Government recognition of the work PSA does for all pharmacists in Australia by continuing PSA’s national peak health body funding. PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson said the organisation was...
Consultant pharmacist Robyn Saunders has spent much of her career committed to improving the standard of aged care but that doesn't mean the young have escaped her attention. Ms Saunders, who was awarded the Victorian Pharmacist Medal at the recent...
Nations around the globe used to look to Australia for examples of bold and innovative pharmacy funding projects. But many of our overseas peers are now streaking ahead. Australia is lagging. In the past decade, countries such as Canada,...
Almost a third of My Health Record-connected pharmacies have already reported using the system to avoid a potentially adverse event, according to new data from the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). ADHA General Manager of Service Delivery Garth McDonald told...
Pharmacists face new challenges when it comes to advising patients how prescription drug-use could affect their driving performance. A change to the legal definition of 'drug' in New South Wales means there could be more successful prosecutions for driving...
New Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) research has revealed the number of Australian deaths involving opioids has more than doubled in the past decade, while more than 3 million Australians have had prescription opioids dispensed in 2016-17...
On 1 January 2019, new laws will enforce the mandatory reporting scheme for medicine shortages – a welcome change. It’s a very difficult conversation to have with a patient when you have to explain to them that the only...
The implementation of a Minor Ailments Scheme (MAS) has major support in Australian pharmacy. Here’s why it’s needed – and how it’s going to work. Minor Ailments Schemes (MAS) involve pharmacists treating and referring patients who present with common...