Beware the risk of drug-associated heat stroke in the elderly

A 76-year-old man with past medical history significant for a cerebrovascular accident, pacemaker insertion for sick sinus syndrome and transurethral resection for benign prostatic...

Pondering aged care

After starting my pharmacy career working in a neonatal intensive care unit, tending to the pharmacy needs of premature babies, I have now come...

King of poisons or ‘magic bullet’?

A potent poison purportedly behind the death of a king, arsenic has also served numerous, less-sinister, medicinal purposes. In fact, the terms ‘magic bullet’ and...

Medication management in older Australians

A national pharmacy-led working group dedicated to improving the quality use of medicines for older Australians has issued 10 recommendations for better integrating healthcare...

PSA launches bold five-year plan for pharmacy

A new vision for the role of pharmacists launched PSA18 in Sydney today, with the unveiling of PSA’s Pharmacists in 2023: A Discussion Paper,...

Digital presence for remote community pharmacies

I own a remote community pharmacy in WA. Is there a need for my pharmacy to have a digital or online presence? In the 20th...