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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...
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Q&A: Safescript

I want to implement SafeScript in my pharmacy. What do I do, and how long does the process take? SafeScript is an initiative by the Victorian Government which has established a clinical decision-making tool in the form of a real-time...
Pharmacists should be embedded in aged care facilities nationwide.   The health of the aged care sector matters a great deal to PSA and the pharmacy profession. We have long advocated for pharmacists’ skills to be used more broadly across...
It is difficult to overstate the importance of the present and potential future role of the pharmacist in the day-to-day health care of most Australians. Surveys of consumer patterns in utilising the health system, including those conducted by the...
A new statement on e-cigarettes has been issued by the Australian Government Department of Health. The Australian Government Department of Health has issued a new statement on vaping pending the results of investigations into six deaths and hundreds of cases...
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The new normal

A new PSA report describes the digital future of Australian health care, a ‘new normal’ with pharmacists front and centre, equipped with more information to better inform clinical decisions and provide safer care for patients.  Australia’s health system is...
Free catch-up MMR vaccinations will be available to all eligible Tasmanians from pharmacists following a health department-approved online training program, as well as GPs. The initiative was announced last week by Tasmanian Minister for Health, Sarah Courtney. It is set...
As the rate of accidental prescribed drug-induced overdoses continues to climb, pharmacists have an increased responsibility to focus on early intervention. The Penington Institute’s Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2019 released last week, has revealed the number of Australians dying from...