The end of digital image prescriptions: six things to know

Digital image prescriptions will end on 31 March. Here are the top things pharmacists need to know.

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.

What pharmacists need to know about oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved two oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19. Here’s what pharmacists need to know.