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Pharmacy in rural and remote areas has a lot to offer, from closer relationships with customers to higher pay, but these opportunities are often overlooked. Practising pharmacist and academic at the Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania Mark...
Kiama – on the NSW South Coast – has welcomed Australia’s first fully-branded Health Destination Pharmacy. Servicing a population of around 22,000 people, the Kiama Health Destination Pharmacy – located in the heart of town – has generated strong interest...
Pharmacists working in Aboriginal Health Services (AHS), with the support of recent Government reforms, are playing a key role in closing the gap and helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients navigate Australia’s complex health system. This year marks...
In the August 2017 edition of Australian Pharmacist (page 10), I provided background on the regulatory scheme for cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis, import of bulk-sponsored supplies and scheduling of cannabis substances. This article provides information on patient access...
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...
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...
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...
The Interim Report of the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation (RPRR) arrived on 22 June and the world of pharmacy as we know it didn’t end. In fact, given the Federal Government’s 2017 Budget announcements on location rules...
In introducing the new medicinal cannabis regulatory framework last year, the Government’s intent was to provide patient access to Australian-grown and manufactured medicinal cannabis products, initially outside the standard registered medicines route. Australia differs from countries such as the...
Pharmacists are embracing new opportunities to play a greater role in multidisciplinary teams focused on mental health.  Australian Pharmacist spoke with two mental health experts – one a practising pharmacist and the other a former general practitioner (GP) –...