Going bush: rewards of rural pharmacy  

Pharmacy in rural and remote areas has a lot to offer, from closer relationships with customers to higher pay, but these opportunities are often...

The case for automated dispensing

Buying expensive robotics could seem a counterintuitive way to boost profitability while increasing customer interactions but that is the promise of automated dispensing. Could...

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...

New Zealand model of OTC sildenafil earns praise

A small study has investigated community pharmacist attitudes to the over-the-counter (OTC) supply of sildenafil in New Zealand, finding it has enhanced their primary...

Medication adherence through community pharmacy intervention

Community pharmacist-led interventions have been shown to improve adherence and health outcomes for patients with chronic diseases but a number of barriers remain. Researchers from...

Sedating antihistamines – Do they still have a role?

Antihistamines
Histamine is a centrally acting neurotransmitter, and a powerful stimulant of gastric secretion, bronchial smooth muscle constriction, and vasodilatation. Learning objectives   After reading this...