Spending on medicines rises even as dispensing drops

Australian prescription dispensing volume is lower, but spending on PBS medicines has increased in the past two years, according to the Australian Institute of...

Safety syringe wins Pharmacy Shark Tank

A three-pronged safety system aimed at cutting errors in medicine dosing in hospital settings has won the Pharmacy Shark Tank at PSA18. Professor Lyndal Trevena...

Listings for biosimilar uptake drivers expanded

Amended prescribing information has been released for two biosimilar uptake drivers listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), as part of the Biosimilar Awareness...

Patients and My Health Record

To opt out or not to opt out: what role does a pharmacist have in helping patients make informed decisions about My Health Record? The...

Hay fever affects sleep, relationships and careers — so why don’t...

Experts are urging allergic rhinitis (hay fever) sufferers to seek the help of pharmacists, following a recent poll showing hay fever to be the...

Overprescribing of psychotropics for adults with autism

Adults on the autism spectrum are often prescribed psychotropic medication to manage behaviour, despite limited evidence to support this practice, a new report has...