It’s a good idea to periodically conduct risk analyses of your pharmacy’s processes and procedures, says PDL chair Dean Schulze  This is the second installment of a two-part series. See …

It’s a good idea to periodically conduct risk analyses of your pharmacy’s processes and procedures, says PDL chair Dean Schulze  New staff, operational changes and the force of time can …

Weekly Dose: LSD – dangerous, mystical or therapeutic? Juliane Allan, Charles Sturt University Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic chemical made from a substance found in a fungus that …

Weekly Dose: cannabis has been used medicinally for millennia, why is legalising it taking so long? Betty Chaar, University of Sydney Cannabis has a long history, and its misuse hangs …

Formal training programs will boost the expansion of pharmacists’ roles says Kristin Michaels, CEO of the SHPA    The lack of formal or structured experiential training programs post-registration has potentially …

Making use of your pharmacy’s data is less daunting than it may look, writes Guy Mckenzie It’s hard to turn from what you know. It seems to be when someone …

Health Check: can vitamins supplement a poor diet? Tim Crowe, Deakin University Vitamins and minerals are essential for keeping us in good health. While eating a varied diet should give …

The much delayed Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Discussion Paper has finally arrived, writes Joe Demarte The paper contains an extensive list of 140 questions on a whole range …

Weekly Dose: penicillin, the mould that saves millions of lives Sergio Diez Alvarez, University of Newcastle In developed countries, infectious diseases accounted for most deaths until very recently. And in …

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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 …