The majority of our readers believe climate change is happening and closely linked to health – but why do only half believe pharmacists have a crucial role to play?  AJP …

Another trial confirms active sunscreen ingredients are systematically absorbed into the body, as FDA calls for more data to establish the safety of 12 ingredients A randomised clinical trial has …

Pharmacists shouldn’t be telling customers to lose weight, or they may risk turning people away to online pharmacies, argues this commentator A National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) …

There has been a recent spate of fraudulent S8 prescriptions along the east coast of Australia, indemnity insurance provider warns Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) is reminding pharmacists to remain vigilant …

US e-commerce giant Amazon has this month filed a trademark for the term “Amazon Pharmacy” in Australia… should local pharmacy owners be worried? This month, Amazon filed a trade mark …

Three pharmacists to front tribunal over dispensing practices The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) is prosecuting complaints against three pharmacists over their dispensing practices, the AJP heard at the NSW …

The UK’s health service introduced a pharmacist referral scheme in October to relieve pressure on GPs and emergency departments… could this work here in Australia? More than 100,000 patients have …

A Sydney doctor whose prescribing of compounded stimulants to at-risk patients was described as ‘reprehensible’ has been struck off the register, while a compounding pharmacist will front the tribunal A …

A new clinical document has been launched within My Health Record to reduce medication-related problems in Australia The Australian Digital Health Agency and Webstercare have jointly launched a new clinical …

Government promises funding for expanded mental health services including free counselling for bushfire-affected people and training for frontline personnel including pharmacists Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an initial $76 …

Government passes emergency measures to ensure patients affected by bushfires can access PBS subsidy for medicines when doctor’s script not immediately available Continued dispensing arrangements have been extended to PBS …

ACT follows suit in granting pharmacists special authority to supply emergency medicine ACT pharmacists can now supply a standard pack of most prescription-only medicines without a script to patients affected …