PSA strongly advises pharmacists to refuse dispensing of hydroxychloroquine outside of approved indications, and urges prescribers to stop writing prescriptions as a ‘just in case’ measure Following President Trump’s announcement …

Rosie Batty warns family violence may become worse over the next few months due to social isolation and financial pressures The 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has encouraged …

Lucy Walker explores independent prescribing and professional services in other countries, and says now is the time for Australia to catch up and make great strides in pharmacy practice Lucy …

Salbutamol inhalers are in very short supply, pharmacists report, but TGA reassures these are temporary local issues that will be corrected with new limits on sales and orders Ventolin and Asmol …

Pharmacists express disappointment and frustration at the allocated fees and program restrictions for the new Home Medicines Service The Home Medicines Service, a recently announced temporary program to fund pharmacist …

An expert tackles retail lease obligations and rents for pharmacy owners in the current challenging environment, and provides advice on contingency planning Phillip Chapman, Director of Lease1, has explored the …

PDL is concerned that higher demand for vaccinations combined with larger-than-normal volumes of prescriptions may increase risk of an incident “It is anticipated that community pharmacies will experience a greater …

MedAdvisor announces facilitation of home delivery, remote script ordering from GPs, two-way messaging with patients, and pre-ordering and online payment of medications MedAdvisor has announced a range of measures that …

Researchers saw increased levels of perceived competence and confidence, particularly in those who had an independent prescriber qualification or additional training, UK study finds Training and educational support for those …

Some community pharmacists have reported that patients are presenting with prescriptions from GPs – after they’ve been tested for COVID-19 and asked to go into isolation There are reports from …

‘Flatten the curve’: A pharmacist and GP has started an online petition calling for the immediate closure of schools and workplaces Victorian pharmacist and GP Dr Jomini Cheong launched the …

Were you planning to go anyway despite the COVID-19 threat? We want to know In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pharmacy Guild’s flagship conference, scheduled for next week, …