PDL alert: Microgram-milligram confusion compounds risk of error with Parkinson’s and restless leg syndrome treatment A recent spate of dispensing errors reported to PDL involve Sifrol in the strengths of …

How price cuts impact the supply chain, by Bruce Annabel and Mal Scrymgeour The 1 October price cuts were a much less bloody affair than many had imagined. The reasons …

Pharmacy was a more labor-intensive job than it is now, and to indicate membership of the Royal Society of Apothecaries a lavishly but symbolic tile was hung outside the pharmacy …

Weekly Dose: multiple sclerosis drug fingolimod comes from fungus Chinese medicine calls ‘eternal youth’ Jodie Hillen, University of South Australia Fingolimod is a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), …

A review of pharmacy funding and practice is timely, says SHPA CEO Kristin Michaels Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has stated on a number of occasions that one of the …

Marie Ritchie, CEO of Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) and Company Secretary of PDL and the Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company (APPco), has announced her retirement at the end of 2016 after …

Here’s why we need to end any tension between hospital and community pharmacists, writes Matthew Tom What’s better, hospital or community pharmacy? I’ve practiced in both so people often ask …

Weekly Dose: aspirin, the pain and fever reliever that prevents heart attacks, strokes and maybe cancer Andrew Tonkin, Monash University Aspirin is, like ibuprofen and Voltaren (diclofenac), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory …

How do PBS price cuts resemble the impact of a particularly nasty shave? And how can you minimise the damage? Bruce Annabel & Mal Scrymgeour explain Shaving cuts are a …

Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Victorian branch president, Anthony Tassone, responds to comments by Dr Evan Ackermann This is the second part of a two-part rebuttal published on the AJP. Read part …

NPS presents a patient-centred approach to type 2 diabetes management Pharmacists play an important role in the management of type 2 diabetes and are well placed to counsel and assist …

Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Victorian branch president, Anthony Tassone, responds to comments by Dr Evan Ackermann This is part one of a two-part rebuttal published on the AJP. Read part two …