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Whooping cough and measles vaccinations can now be performed by pharmacists in New South Wales (NSW), after approval by the state government. The initiative, which came into effect on 1 January, allows NSW pharmacists to provide diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) and measles...
Cocaine has a long history of use in the treatment of pain and inflammation – and in recent decades as a recreational drug. Cocaine is an extract of the leaves of the coca plant, which has been grown in...
PSA has welcomed the re-election of the Morrison Government and is committed to working together to ensure pharmacists are adequately remunerated through the negotiation of the next Community Pharmacy Agreement. Prior to the election, PSA asked the Government to commit...
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...
The Dose Administration Aids (DAA) program will be available to 70,000 more patients each year through community pharmacies, with the Federal Government announcing increased funding to expand the successful program. PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson welcomed the increased availability...
Thalidomide’s period of use may have been short but its ramifications have lasted decades, both for people who suffer deformities from its effects and how we now regulate medicines. Like many ‘wonder drugs’ of the 20th century, thalidomide was first...
Male pharmacy graduates earn an average $10,000 more than their female counterparts after three years on the job, a new report has shown. Although female graduates start their careers earning ever-so-slightly more than men ($200 a year more), after three...
As Australia gathers persuasive evidence from the Health Care Homes trial, it’s becoming clearer how to integrate pharmacists into primary healthcare. Doors are opening: there are now more opportunities than ever for Australian pharmacists to be embedded in primary healthcare...
PSA is redoubling our efforts to ensure fair remuneration for pharmacists that reflects our training and expertise. The launch of Pharmacists in 2023 in February 2019 was the culmination of two years of work to advance roles, recognition and...
A recent report released by Beyond Blue has further revealed the state of men’s mental health in Australia. Pharmacists can help to intervene before a crisis reaches breaking point. Through analysis of coded ambulance data between 2015–2016, the report, conducted...