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 …

Weekly Dose: teriparatide, the osteoporosis drug that forms new bone Peter Robert Ebeling, Monash University Teriparatide is an injectable drug to treat severe osteoporosis, a condition where mineral loss causes …

Should health professionals consider the cholesterol-lowering benefits of a vegan diet? writes Oscar Klass Between July 2014 and June 2015, lipid modifying agents were the second most commonly dispensed class …

Health Check: does green mucus mean you’re infectious and need antibiotics? John Turnidge, University of Adelaide When you have a cold or other respiratory illness, you might see a range …

Crafting a compelling service vision statement … avoiding the fluff and bland motherhood statements A progressive, medium sized, neighbourhood shopping centre, branded pharmacy recently shunned its brand’s mission statement as …

Weekly Dose: triptans, drugs that relieve migraine but only if taken at the right time Michael Vagg, Barwon Health Triptans are a group of drugs targeted at alleviating symptoms of …

Sometimes less is more beneficial, say University of Sydney researchers Jesse Jansen, Senior Research Fellow, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney Andrew McLachlan, Professor of Pharmacy (Aged Care), University of …

Each pharmacy, and the wider industry, needs to put their heart into professional services, writes Ian Fredericks I firmly believe that community pharmacy has divided itself into two distinct models: the …

Things are not going to miraculously get easier for community pharmacy, so be prepared to work together for results, says Linda Miller  There’s been a lot of waiting in community …

NSW PDL Director Curtis Ruhnau takes a look at some of the more common areas of potential risk that PDL regularly sees. Patient profile and prescription intake Patient profile and …