In Australia, it is currently illegal to possess or use nicotine other than in tobacco or nicotine-replacement products By Colin Mendelsohn, Associate professor, UNSW Australia Forty leading international and Australian academics …

At PDL we get the occasional call from pharmacists concerned that their heavy workload could lead to a dispensing error. When questioned on workload recommendations, we refer the caller to …

Interns aren’t just a low-priced replacement pharmacist or dispensary tech, writes Elise Apolloni Intern pharmacists are quite possibly the most rewarding part of my job as a community pharmacist and …

These days, when a customer enters a pharmacy they expect to be greeted by an experience they can’t get anywhere else, says John Koot. If you don’t give them this …

Weekly Dose: Naloxone, how to save a life from opioid overdose Suzanne Nielsen, UNSW Australia and Simon Lenton, Curtin University Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, used as an “antidote” for …

Health Check: what can you eat to help ease ‘morning’ sickness in pregnancy? Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds, UNSW Australia Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is mistakenly known as “morning” sickness. Mistakenly, …

Debate over pharmacist remuneration is welcome, says Guild executive director David Quilty The current debate over the future of the profession is a debate that we had to have – …

Weekly Dose: flibanserin, the drug that gives women one extra sexually satisfying experience every two months Jayne Lucke, La Trobe University The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved …

There’s more to community engagement than your customers: you also need to think about local health professionals, writes Karen Brown Community engagement is beneficial to your business from a customer …

Health Check: should kids be given antibiotics in their first year? Penelope Bryant, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Two-thirds of children have already received antibiotics by the time they are one …

Research Check: does paracetamol in pregnancy cause child behavioural problems? Norman Saunders, University of Melbourne and Mark Habgood, University of Melbourne Paracetamol is widely used in all stages of pregnancy …

What is the right balance between supply and demand for pharmacists and how do we ensure an adequate number with the requisite skills and experience for the existing and emerging …