Carving one’s own path as a consultant pharmacist

Geraldine Moses FPS wears many hats. She’s a hospital-based drug information consultant and clinical pharmacist, and provider of the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) national...

How to deliver respectful, reliable service when dispensing PrEP

When dispensing PrEP medication, it's critical to strike the right balance between a patient's right to privacy and ensuring they have been told everything...

Q&A: Shadow Federal Health Minister Catherine King

As a supporter of pharmacists, Catherine King MP is a firm believer in having a ‘broader’ role for pharmacists in Australia’s health system. During her...

When the varicella-zoster virus can turn nasty

A 33-year-old woman was seen by an obstetrician. The patient did not know if she had previously had chickenpox. Her varicella-zoster antibody titre signified...

Over-prescribing in the elderly

Pharmacists when co-locating with GPs play a valuable role in reducing over-prescribing in older patients. Over 12 months, pharmacists in an ACT-based pilot study recommended...

Baclofen for alcohol dependence

Alcohol is an important part of the Australian culture and way of life. Unfortunately, the nation’s love affair with alcohol has made it the...