Community pharmacy-based interventions most likely have a positive effect on health behaviours, intermediate clinical outcomes and quality of life in patients, Cochrane review finds The Cochrane review set out to …

A counterfeit benzodiazepine that is stamped to look like a pharmaceutical product is being illegally sold in Australia Etizolam, an unregistered benzodiazepine medication, is being illegally sold in Australia in …

The US case brings to light concerns around conscientious objection at a time when a federal religious discrimination bill is being debated in Australia A woman has filed a lawsuit …

Sydney pharmacists have been working overtime after the city was hit with an air quality index ten times the ‘hazardous’ level on Tuesday After weeks of haze covering Sydney due …

Health sector unites to turn the tide on medicine safety Stakeholders from across various sectors attended a medicine safety forum convened in Canberra on Monday. Held by the Consumers Health …

Pharmacist and proprietor Ian Shanks shares his passion for improving the health of women and children through the Fullife Foundation Ian Shanks jokes that he’s only ever had two jobs …

Here’s what you need to know While there are not many biosimilars available yet in Australia, several have been added to the ARTG and PBS this year. Biosimilar medicines are …

With national e-prescribing on the horizon, is pharmacy ready for the next big wave of technological change? Sydney pharmacy proprietor Nick Logan met a pharmacist from Sweden at a social …

A pharmacist has been reprimanded after supplying herself with prescription medications while on duty, altering pharmacy records and making several dispensing errors In late 2015 the pharmacist returned from maternity …

A bill is being considered to give the government more powers to investigate PBS and MBS fraud, including claims for medicines that have not been supplied Health Minister Greg Hunt …

Streamlined authority codes for risperidone will change from 1 January 2020, in line with PM’s response to Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report Commencing 1 January 2020, the PBS listings …

With changes to mandatory notifications to take effect soon, we look at case studies of what constitutes impairment as AHPRA encourages registered practitioners to seek help for their own health …