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How can our medical system still rely so heavily on the fax machine for crucial communications? What are the modern alternatives? Prior to the inception of the digital age that brought us the internet, email and cloud computing, the fax...
Pharmacists have been recommended to access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items to manage medicines for patients who require complex care. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said that the move will help ensure that medicines are used safely and effectively. A...
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...
When the Aged Care Royal Commission began in February, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt, released a statement reaffirming the government’s commitment to the regulation of chemical and physical restraint in aged care facilities. But experts say that meaningful change...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed vaccination hesitancy as one of it’s top 10 threats to global health in 2019, alongside climate change, HIV, and antimicrobial resistance – but community pharmacists could help to inspire change. A reluctance to...
A key tenet of PSA’s strategic intent is ensuring pharmacists are rewarded and recognised to reflect our high levels of training, our expertise and our contribution to the health system. I know many pharmacists are greatly dissatisfied with how...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has released a new report, Medicine Safety: Take Care, which highlights the extent of the unsafe use of medicines in Australia. The report was developed for the PSA by the Quality Use of Medicines...
Respected pharmacists featured prominently in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List, with PSA President Dr Chris Freeman saying that the recipients, ‘set an inspiring example for our profession’. PSA members Grant Kardachi FPS, Dr Geraldine Moses FPS, Emil Dan...
PSA recently urged all community pharmacy banner and buyer groups to take a stand against the sale of homeopathy products by refusing to stock, promote, recommend or market them. The call to action was issued via an open letter from...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has announced their support for pill testing at music festivals and other environments where illicit drug use occurs, following a slew of fatalities and mounting public support. In a new position statement released this...