Substance use disorders

With more than three million Australians reporting the use of an illicit drug in 2016 alone, pharmacists have a significant role to play in...

Call to enlist pharmacists for opioid fight as deaths rise

New Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) research has revealed the number of Australian deaths involving opioids has more than doubled in the...

Spironolactone oral liquid

Spironolactone
Background Spironolactone, an aldosterone antagonist, acts on the distal portion of the renal tubule as a potassium-sparing diuretic; increasing sodium and water excretion and...

Minister Hunt commits to PSA being a signatory to 7CPA

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has committed to PSA being a signatory of the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA), due for commencement in...

Why pharmacists should be embedded in healthcare teams

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) Pharmacists in 2023 report found that the inclusion of pharmacists in healthcare teams will ensure that medicines are used...

Hotline data reveals Australians’ pharmacy questions

What are the health questions Australian most want answers to? Data from Medicines Line, the NPS MedicineWise pharmacist-staffed information hotline, has revealed common medical...