Antidepressants and benzodiazepines for major depression

This evidence summary presents the best available evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of a combination of antidepressants and benzodiazepines for adults with major...

EC options underutilised by pharmacists

Community pharmacists could more frequently give patients a choice between the two emergency contraception drugs available in Australia. The mystery shopper exercise conducted by University...

Crushing and dispersing medicines

Healthcare professionals do not often discuss swallowing difficulties, particularly a patient’s ability to swallow solid oral dosage forms. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists...

Broadening pharmacists’ role to improve health

In 2023 pharmacists will be the custodians of medicine safety, embedded wherever medicines are used, and more responsible and accountable for the safe and...

The extent of drug-related problems in HMRs

Research highlights the vital role HMRs play in averting medicine misadventure. In 2016, members of the PSA Accredited Pharmacist Leadership Group (APLG) undertook an...

How paediatric doses are calculated

Calculating doses is one of the many challenges faced when using medicines in children. To complicate matters, some medicines need to be given 'off-label' when...