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Faye McMillan is a pioneer, paving the way for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to work in the pharmacy profession. When she’s not busy winning awards, she works as a community pharmacist, university lecturer and...
A range of apps enable pharmacists and patients to see and/or manage their medical information. As the benefits of My Health Record (MHR) become more widely known, its uptake and usage can be expected to grow. As pharmacists, we...
A new MedicineWise program aims to increase the number of patients seeking help for anxiety and other mood disorders by educating healthcare professionals. Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and generalised anxiety disorder, are the most common...
Psilocybin, a psychoactive compound found in ‘magic mushrooms’, is being trialled in the treatment of terminally ill patients to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital. The treatment has proven to be successful in several international...
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...