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PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson has used PSA18 to issue a call to arms for the future of pharmacy, illuminating a vision for the profession in which pharmacists’ greater role in healthcare is properly recognised and remunerated. ‘Now, more...
Experts address the pharmacy practice questions that arise in relation to ECP salary negotiation, GP working relationships and commencing a RMMR service. Q: I’m an ECP and have been working at the same pharmacy for two years, taking on more...
Local community pharmacists play a vital role in improving health outcomes for LGBTI people and people living with HIV. There has been greater recognition of the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians among an increasing...
Scenario A patient, who identi­fies as an Aboriginal person, presents to the pharmacy for her monthly prescriptions. Her prescriptions are not annotated as ‘CTG - Closing The Gap PBS Co-payment Measure’. She queries why she has to pay for her...
The pharmacist’s guide to the different regulations and protocols across Australia. Opioid substitution has been recognised globally as an effective harm minimisation strategy for the treatment of opioid addiction.1 Key principles behind opioid substitution are to reduce or cease...
Following the announcement of this year’s Federal Election date, PSA looks forward to working with an incoming Government to support a healthier Australia by making better use of the pharmacist workforce. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said Australia had...
As part of Tasmania’s Winter Demand Plan for 2019, the Tasmanian Government is expanding pharmacist-led flu vaccinations to include children ten-years-old and over – a first in Australia. The initiative, launched by Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson on 19 May,...
New legislation passed on Monday night introduces mandatory reporting of shortages of all prescription medicines as well as other medicines deemed vital for public health. A medicine will be deemed to be in shortage if there is not enough, or...
Blue Mountains pharmacist Samantha Bowen MPS has been using My Health Record for the past six months at Winmalee Chemmart Pharmacy in New South Wales, and would recommend it to other pharmacists. Ms Bowen said, although the uptake of...
Effectively managing the medication and health of elite athletes is always the right medicine for their sporting success.  However it’s often difficult when high-performance athletes – and support staff – are travelling overseas or need medication to treat medical...