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Lithium is an invaluable and lifesaving treatment for a range of psychiatric disorders, but its origins lie in patent medicine and the pioneering work of an Australian doctor. People have been flocking to hot springs of lithium-heavy water for their...
With community pharmacies feeling the squeeze, there has never been a more important time to provide continuity of care by building patient loyalty. Self-serve checkouts, online stores and banking through phone apps: these days there’s often little need to talk...
A group of Melbourne pharmacists have developed a data aggregation and visualisation platform used for strengthening health supply chains, disaster response and improving health services throughout the South Pacific. In June, the project won the People’s Prize at the the...
Pharmacist-led health interventions in Aboriginal communities came under the spotlight at PSA18 in Sydney yesterday, as delegates got early insight into some of the Pharmacy Trial Program (PTP) studies currently underway. The 6CPA allocated $50 million to fund the program,...
The rise in patient access to information about managing their own health should not threaten to supplant pharmacists but instead make them more essential than ever, according to International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) CEO Dr Catherine Duggan. Helping open PSA18 in...
A new vision for the role of pharmacists launched PSA18 in Sydney today, with the unveiling of PSA’s Pharmacists in 2023: A Discussion Paper, aimed at unlocking opportunities to realise pharmacists’ full potential to address the health needs of...
The development of natural language processing (NLP) capabilities is opening new avenues for pharmacovigilance and pharmacists can play a key role in the process. US authors have undertaken a narrative review examining the potential for identifying adverse drug events (ADEs)...
New research has explored the benefits of pharmacists joining allied health teams in Australian residential care facilities, with promising results. Australian Pharmacist spoke with Nicole McDerby from the University of Canberra Faculty of Health, whose research team recently won the...
Artificial intelligence promises to upend entire industries and pharmacy is far from immune – here’s how AI can remake drug discovery, customer service, training and more. Artificial intelligence is the sleeping giant that’s ‘giving the entire medical field super powers’,...
While health and fitness apps promise to improve the quality of life for users through positive behavioural changes, few systematic reviews have collated their efficacy via randomised control trials. A study published by Bond University indicates some of these apps...