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Pharmacists in Queensland and Tasmania have been recognised for their contributions to the health of the community, with awards presented at two events at the weekend. During the Queensland PSA President’s Awards at the Queensland Annual Therapeutic Update on Saturday,...
Mark Kinsela PSA CEO

PSA names new CEO

The PSA board has appointed health care advocate and health policy expert Mark Kinsela as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mr Kinsela was appointed after an extensive search and will begin his new role on 2 December. PSA National President Associate...
Trained pharmacist immunisers in Victoria will be able to administer the influenza vaccine to children 10 years and above from next year. Victorian health minister Jenny Mikakos said last week the government decided to lower the minimum vaccination age from...
About half of school leavers (schoolies) believe emergency contraception is only effective 12 or 24 hours after sexual intercourse, according to a new study urging a re-think of the term “morning after pill”. Led by researchers from Griffith University’s School...
Pharmacists spending more time on the ground in aged care has become an urgent priority. It is often said that a measure of civilisation is how it treats its most vulnerable people. For Australians, following the testimonies at the...
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has heard clear calls for pharmacists, as a priority, to spend more time on the ground in residential aged care. Hearing from dozens of witnesses and receiving hundreds of submissions,...
As pharmacists break down traditional boundaries and work in novel fields, we sought to explore one of the less common career pathways – the PhD. Here we chart our journeys and those of 11 other pharmacists at various stages...
Medicine access, technological disruption to traditional care models, ethical dilemmas and gender equity dominated the program for the 79th International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) Congress. The congress wrapped up in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday attended by 2,652 delegates...
Pharmacists across Australia and the globe came together on 25 September to celebrate the 10th annual World Pharmacists Day. With the theme of ‘safe and effective medicines for all’, World Pharmacists Day 2019 highlighted the crucial role pharmacists play in...
How pharmacists can respond to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs in an integrated, collaborative way that uses their full set of skills. There is no doubt that preventable medicine-related problems persist in Australia today. The prevalence of...