COVID-19: Continued Dispensing extended to ensure supply of essential medicines

Emergency measures to allow continued access to essential medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) have been extended to at least 30 June this year.

Moderna coming to a pharmacy near you

The first doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine (Spikevax) will be delivered to 1,200 community pharmacies at the end of next week.

Appropriate reflux management in pharmacy

Management strategies for reflux begin with lifestyle and diet modifications, and if symptoms persist, non-prescription medicines may be recommended.

PBS changes for prescription opioids

Changes to regulations on opioid supply in Australia came into effect this week, with new Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listings resulting in smaller quantities and restrictions around opioid prescribing for pain treatment.

Gout management: treat to target

Gout and hyperuricaemia are major health issues as they are associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, obesity and hypertension.

COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations: tips for community pharmacists

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it more important than ever for Australians to access influenza vaccinations and pharmacist immunisers are ready to help protect the community.