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...

Inquiry reveals the depth of Australia’s sleep deficit problem

The recently released government inquiry into sleep health identified the extent of the nation's sleep deficit and its impact on health, risk of accidents...

The operational pharmacist

Daniel Gilbertson is a pharmacist with a mind for business. Now the head of healthcare operating models at Medibank, he previously worked as a...