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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...
PSA is learning from global colleagues and sharing the success of Australian pharmacy at the 79th Federation of International Pharmacists (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Abu Dhabi this week. Dr Stephen Carter FPS, a lecturer...
Today’s theme is ‘safe and effective medicines for all’. Australian Pharmacist spoke to three leaders in medicine safety who are making their mark in different settings – Fei Sim, Richard Thorpe and Joyce McSwan. Dr Fei Sim, Western Australia –...
A new strategy was announced at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) conference this week to further the scope of pharmacy practice and research. The 21st century will be the century of pharmacists, FIP President Dominique Jordan proclaimed last week as...