Planning for success

Pharmacists have until the end of September to finalise their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan for the year. Here’s how you can use it...

How to deliver respectful, reliable service when dispensing PrEP

When dispensing PrEP medication, it's critical to strike the right balance between a patient's right to privacy and ensuring they have been told everything...

Pregabalin misuse skyrockets

Pregabalin-related ambulance attendances have increased 10-fold since 2012, a Victorian study has shown. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia, the retrospective study on the...

How psilocybin can help terminally ill patients

Psilocybin, a psychoactive compound found in ‘magic mushrooms’, is being trialled in the treatment of terminally ill patients to reduce symptoms of depression and...

Realising pharmacists’ full potential

We are working to achieve the 11 key actions in Pharmacists in 2023 to unlock opportunities for pharmacists as the custodians of medicine safety. I was...

PBS listings for cancer, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease

Since 1 April, medicines crucial to those suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease have become available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The...