Dementia educator gets Pharmacist of the Year plaudit

People in nursing homes are too often forgotten but pharmacists have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives, says the 2018 MIMS...

Pharmacist prescribing the next step in QUM

Pharmacists already have the tools for prescribing and it’s time to unite to bring legislative change, says Professor Lisa Nissen. QUT’s Prof Nissen said there...

Lack of evidence raises questions on long-term PPI use

There is rising concern over the side effects of long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use but limited evidence to warrant discontinuation, a literature review...

The story of lithium and mental health

Lithium is an invaluable and lifesaving treatment for a range of psychiatric disorders, but its origins lie in patent medicine and the pioneering work...

Complementary therapies for anxiety

Introduction Anxiety disorders are associated with psychological stress and are characterised by symptoms such as excessive worry, difficulty focussing, muscle tension and insomnia.1 Learning objectives After...

Pharmacists’ role in new aged care quality standards

Pharmacists could secure expanded roles in antimicrobial stewardship, medication management and infection prevention under new aged care quality standards. The Quality of Care Amendment (Single...