With a more advanced scope of practice, pharmacists can achieve positive results for patients A Canadian trial has shown intensive pharmacist intervention may help reduce cardiovascular risk in patients. Community pharmacists …

Systematic review and meta-analysis involving 30,000 patients reveals success of weight loss agents The review published in JAMA looked at five medications approved for management of obesity in the US: orlistat, …

Analysis doesn’t acknowledge impact of PBS savings measures in recent years, they say The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has disagreed with new claims that Australia is continuing to pay too …

Current model leads to antibiotic overconsumption and provides insufficient rewards to drive innovation, say top researchers Academics from the Boston University School of Law and London School of Economics, among …

Increased risk of malignant melanoma link to ED drugs likely due to greater sun exposure, researchers say A newly published study of nearly 150,000 men prescribed sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil has found …

Advice for pharmacists and pharmacy students delving into the brave new world of social media As healthcare professionals, it’s important to be self aware and cautious when communicating online. A recent study …

US shipping giant conspired with internet pharmacies to ship illegal sedatives and painkillers, allege prosecutors A trial began on Monday 13 June over drug trafficking charges against FedEx, according to …

Australians are struggling with problem drinking, according to the latest international survey on drug use Between November 2015 and January 2016, the Global Drug Survey asked 4,524 Australians about their …

What are the most common behaviours in people with dependencies? The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian Prescriber have together provided advice on how to recognise and …

Analysis of latest stats reveals female pharmacists are falling behind their male counterparts in earnings According to combined statistics from the ATO and the ABS, male pharmacists earn an average …

An appeals court has ruled the compounding pharmacy that filled the prescription is culpable The estate of a man who died from a fatal dose of pain medication can sue …

The alternative medicine company has issued a letter in response to overwhelmingly negative results AJP’s online poll, ‘The Naturopathy Debate’, was run after concerns were raised publicly about pharmacy’s role …