PBS issues new claiming advice on opioid combinations as listing changes take effect From yesterday (1 June 2020) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings have changed for opioid products.  The PBS …

What roles can a specialised COVID pharmacist play? One Australian hospital found out The deployment of a specialised COVID pharmacist position has “proven a key and responsive member of the …

Italy is one of the nations that has been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New data shows just how it has affected community pharmacists    Since the beginning of …

Location rules, ownership rules and funding model changes should be considered in the post-pandemic landscape, expert says  Sweeping changes should be considered to the way primary care operates and is …

Reminder to be ready for Schedule 3 modified release paracetamol   Pharmacists are being reminded to prepare for the change in classification of all modified release paracetamol products from Schedule 2 …

Mixed findings for pharmacists from a review of healthcare providers’ sleep management awareness   Australian community pharmacists have led the way internationally in providing sleep health-related services, but issues remain about …

A range of new updates have been made to the TGA Medicine Shortages Information page There have been a number of new updates posted on the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Medicines …

Ramsay announces it has topped up flu vaccine supplies across its pharmacy network  A recent supply of influenza vaccines has topped up stocks in Ramsay Pharmacies across New South Wales, …

Pharmacist MP raises the shortage of medicines issue in Parliament as concerns rise over supplies in a renewed pandemic surge     Australian hospitals could face potentially life threatening shortages of …

Federal politicians have thanked pharmacists for their pandemic efforts, but questions remain over protective preparedness The first new sittings of Federal Parliament have sent parliamentarians thank pharmacists and other front-line …

Our readers weren’t only focused on stories about coronavirus in the last month, a talent quest also went viral  What have our readers been interested in over the last month? …

Health professionals should be on the alert for inappropriate prescribing for COVID-19 treatment, researchers warn The rapidity of change around COVID-19 presents a challenge in keeping up to date with …