New data on Australia’s health and medicines use

More than 62,000 hospital admissions for heart failure in Australia could have been prevented and more than 400,000 bed days avoided, according to new...

NT pharmacists leading the way in My Health Record uptake

Community pharmacists in the Northern Territory are well-prepared for the national My Health Record (MHR) rollout, with nearly 70% of pharmacies either registered or...

The role of pharmacists in home-based palliative care

While the majority of Australian palliative care patients want to be cared for and die at home, less than 10 per cent achieve that...

Pharmacists need support to deliver drug and alcohol treatment

A new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed the burden of drug and alcohol use in rural and...

Decoding the lure of the bush

Recruitment is a perennial challenge for rural pharmacy. So what is being done to change this? It will come as no surprise to many pharmacists...

Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors for the treatment of ovarian cancer

Case scenario Mrs Jones, aged 59, is a regular patient at your pharmacy. For the last few weeks she has come in almost daily to...