PDL has issued a practice alert discussing incidents involving drugs of dependence The PDL Professional Officers often see incident reports or regulatory notifications involving high risk medications such as S8 items and …

After her first HMR, ‘Dorothy’ had her entire medication regime overhauled—was this a good outcome or one that required a further follow-up? Sharon Doolan takes us through what happened As …

Webinars are increasingly popular as an effective way to participate in an educational activity, particularly with the restrictions of COVID-19. NPS MedicineWise have recently hosted a number of expert panels …

Thursday 10 September is national R U OK? Day and this year’s message is you don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re …

Successful discounters have a model for success. If you want to compete and thrive you need to have your own well-formulated strategy, say Bruce Annabel and Mal Scrymgeour At first …

The introduction of electronic prescriptions has meant a big change in the way medications are dispensed, but in general this has been “pretty positive”, says pharmacist Joshua Lee The new …

Almost 3 million Australians suffer with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), yet 80% are undiagnosed. As the most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacies are ideally placed to identify and offer ongoing support …

The world’s first patented form of nicotinamide riboside (NR) — a novel form of vitamin B3—is now available as an easy-to-administer oral supplement for the first time in Australian pharmacy. …

Last week NSW Health announced it would undertake quality assurance audits to gain a greater understanding of pharmacist compliance with the NSW Pharmacist Vaccination Standards. PDL has issued an update …

Cyber security has become an important area of compliance for pharmacy, with legal responsibilities to reduce the risks and notify of data breaches. When it comes to protecting your pharmacy …

E-scripts are making a huge impact on the sector, and while some pharmacies have reported teething problems, Tasmanian pharmacist Christine Timms says her experience has been generally positive  Being one …

The best way to survive an audit is to be prepared, writes Stephanie McGrath Each State and Territory in Australia has its own Act governing pharmacy ownership in respect of …