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There is limited research on the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in treating in children with chronic pain. So what is the best approach and how can pharmacists help? Approximately 25% of children and adolescents will experience chronic pain at some time...
Stress and burnout are common among health professionals, especially pharmacists. From taking adequate breaks and rest periods to professional education, Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) Executive Officer Kay Dunkley said there’s a lot that pharmacists and pharmacy owners can do...
Leading lights, up-and-comers and stalwarts of the pharmacy industry will unite in Sydney later this week to discuss how the full potential of pharmacists can be unlocked and advance their clinical practice, as PSA19 kicks off on Friday. Around 1,000...
PSA will work with government to address the pressing issue of medicine safety. When it comes to healthcare, use of medicines is arguably the most common intervention. But this means that medicine-related problems are also common. As the custodians...
Healthcare professionals have reaffirmed the importance of vaccines this flu season, after the mutation of the H3N2 strain rendered some vaccines less effective.  A spokesperson for the World Health Organisation Influenza Centre recently confirmed that the strain, which is one...
A new report investigating polypharmacy among older Australians emphasises the need for greater pharmacist involvement in medicine management. The report, led by the University of Western Australia and University of New South Wales, estimated rates of polypharmacy in people aged 70...
With her strong background in rural and remote health, Hannah Loller MPS was a natural choice to lead a project for PSA that embeds pharmacists into Aboriginal communities. Tell us about your current role. I’m working for PSA as the...
A new study suggests that consumer-generated health data (CGHD) could empower patients, improve health outcomes, and reduce instances of self-diagnosis online.  The Australian research examined the efficacy of CGHD using a 2-study research agenda. The first component of the research,...
Point-of-care testing is expanding as community pharmacies deepen their engagement with consumers. With more than 5,700 locations dotted across Australia, ranging from the busiest metropolitan high streets to tiny rural hamlets, Australia’s community pharmacists are undeniably the most accessible of...
Australia’s pharmacists are underutilised. How can tapping pharmacists’ skills as medicines experts produce better healthcare outcomes? Pharmacists are highly trained, have deep expertise in medicines, are among the most trusted of all professionals,1 and are located in communities throughout Australia....