Choosing wisely: Antibiotics

In the fourth of a six-part series, we expand on the PSA Choosing Wisely recommendations, taking a closer look at the dispensing of repeat...

Experts rank alcohol as the drug which causes the most harm

The public conversation around substance abuse often centres around illicit drugs and prescription medicine misuse, but a new study suggests that the impact of...

Real-time prescription monitoring for Victoria

In a landmark decision, Victoria’s Parliament has passed new legislation allowing for a new real-time prescription monitoring system – making it the first state...

Pandemic planning for pharmacists

If a pandemic or disaster struck in your community, would your pharmacy know how to properly assist? That's the issue PhD candidate Elizabeth McCourt is...

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...

Big Visions: from pharmacy to charity work

After more than 20 years in pharmacy, Zimbabwe-born Simon Carroll MPS was ready for a change: he sold his nine pharmacies, completed a master’s...