‘Conservative’ King Review response

Health Minister Greg Hunt hints at no major shake-up, but trade-offs will be made. Attempting to allay fears of a major pharmacy sector shake-up, the...

Management of apathy in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease often experience symptoms of apathy, which can be treated by pharmacological and behavioural interventions. The purpose of this evidence...

Mental health medicines and drug-related deaths

A recent study of coronial inquest findings revealed medicines relating to mental health conditions (antidepressants, antipsychotics) were most commonly implicated in non-opioid and non-benzodiazepine...

Antibiotic resistance knowledge improving, but more to be done

Almost three-quarters of Australians are aware of the term ‘antibiotic resistance' and one quarter believe that it is affecting us, an NPS MedicineWise survey...

Embracing the benefits of My Health Record

Blue Mountains pharmacist Samantha Bowen MPS has been using My Health Record for the past six months at Winmalee Chemmart Pharmacy in New South...

Risks and benefits of CAMs in aged care

What role do pharmacists play in supporting and counselling the ageing population in improving their health outcomes with relevant CAMs? This question is a common...