My Health Record – where to from here?

While the My Health Record (MHR) opt-out date of January 31 has come and gone, people still have the option to permanently delete their...

Collaborative prescribing to improve patient outcomes

The results of a study examining collaborative prescribing in Australian hospitals indicates that the practice, already successfully trialled in the US and the UK,...

Taking care: the different areas of medicine safety

In its landmark Medicine Safety: Take Care report, PSA identified the frightening cost of medicine misadventure in Australia. With medicines safety a central theme...

Don’t judge the obese

Most people with clinically severe obesity live and die without the underlying disease having ever been treated, leading global expert in obesity, Professor John...

Bushfire crisis brings out the best in pharmacists

It has been a tough start to 2020 for many Australians. The bushfire crisis has engulfed Australia, affecting virtually all states and territories.

The best apps for sleep

A range of devices and apps are tailored to monitor and promote restful sleep. Here’s the pick of the field. Just over a third (39%)...