The role of pharmacists in new euthanasia laws

On 29 November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017. This is the first time an Australian state government has legislated...

Cautionary advisory labels

Scenario A 70-year-old male patient is being discharged from hospital today and you note that swallowing difficulties are detailed in his case history. The dispensing...

New migraine treatment approved

The TGA has approved a new preventative treatment for migraine, with a new medicine that targets the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor. Patients experiencing migraine will...

Home medicines services to support vulnerable during COVID-19 outbreak

The federal government is fast-tracking the rollout of electronic prescribing across the country to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Alkyl nitrites: What are they, and why have they been rescheduled?

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has reviewed their proposal to upschedule all alkyl nitrites to Schedule 9 (S9), but pharmacists will need to ensure...

Changes to PBS antibiotic prescribing

In a move aimed at reducing antibiotic resistance, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended that four of the most widely prescribed antibiotics...