New normal for SABA supply has begun

The Schedule 3 entry for salbutamol was updated on 1 October 2023, coinciding with a new treatment guideline around asthma relievers.

APF and Handbook 25th Edition

After 119 years, the indispensable pharmacists’ reference guide has evolved to match practice with its second digital as well as 25th print edition.

Pharmacy and medical termination of pregnancy

One in six Australian pharmacists are pro-life and oppose elective termination of pregnancy. But this does not diminish their responsibilities to patients. Marie enters your...

Changes to S3 salbutamol scheduling

Amendments to the S3 listing for salbutamol released last week will ease dispensing restrictions, hopefully reducing patient frustration and stopping unacceptable abuse experienced by some pharmacists.

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...

High concentration topical capsaicin for chronic neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is associated with disability, reduced quality of life and employment, and increased healthcare costs. The prevalence of neuropathic pain in the general...