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Politicians offer support to expanded practice

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Technology: risk or reward?

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Conflict between pharmacy, GP groups fuels lack of change

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When RAT-testing for COVID, should you also swab your throat?

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GP complaints, pharmacy’s response to state budgets, a sad day for the ‘pharmily’ and awards—here’s our roundup of this week’s news GP complaints Pharmacy hit back after GP groups once …

Politicians from either side of the political and state/federal divides have honoured the role of community pharmacy and acknowledged the need for increased scope of practice  Speaking at a Pharmacy …

A US pharmacy giant is shifting much of its prescription volume to be filled at automated centres, saying it will free up pharmacists’ time. Is this the future for community …

Why does Australia lag behind other countries in seeing pharmacists move beyond their dispensing role? Key stakeholders speak up in new study Political tensions between pharmacy and GP groups—and within …

Should we also be using our rapid antigen test (RAT) to swab our throat, as some social media sources suggest? asks Thea Van De Mortel of Griffith University We’re now …

In this podcast, pharmacists discuss rural practice, international pharmacy experiences and the importance of mindfulness Our host Carlene McMaugh once again discusses a range of topics of interest with different …

Sad day for the ‘pharmily’ with the passing of Paul Mahoney Australian pharmacy is mourning the passing of Paul Mahoney, a well-known and highly respected NSW pharmacist with long service …

Pharmacy supplied oral antivirals a focus of government’s new campaign to boost COVID and influenza prevention, as uptake lags The Australian Government today launched an $11 million six-week campaign to …

Once-off cash payments just the ‘first step’: More hospital pharmacists needed to support bed numbers as some states face chronic understaffing, burnout Hospital pharmacists have received some good news in …

In this latest PDL Practice Alert, two representatives share some common questions from accredited pharmacists and their responses PDL representatives Gilbert Yeates (Qld Director) and Gary West (Professional Officer and …

Guild welcomes billions for health in Qld budget alongside commitment to rolling out full scope of practice trial The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, has welcomed the record $23.6 …