New Label 24 to help pharmacists reduce opioid risks

In line with TGA regulatory changes to enhance medicine safety, PSA has developed a cautionary advisory label that warns consumers about the risk of opioid overdose and dependence.

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...

Pharmacists report fluctuating vaccine demand

Pharmacists on the frontline discuss a dip in AstraZeneca demand and the outcome of an erroneous announcement about the Pfizer vaccine.

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...

ATAGI advice for this year’s flu season

As we head into autumn, pharmacists should start preparing for a flu season like no other.