Medicines in breast milk

Pharmacists can provide advice to breastfeeding women on using medicines that are compatible with breastfeeding and on how to minimise infant exposure to medicines...

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...

FODMAPs and the healthy gut

The acronym ‘FODMAPs’ is used to describe types of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine of some individuals. Learning objectives...

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,...

Gap in knowledge for breastfeeding mothers seeking CAMs

Research from Curtin University published in 2017 found that pharmacists providing advice to lactating mothers who are seeking complementary medicines are finding the lack...

Skin cancer

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. Learning objectives    After reading this article, pharmacists...