Independent pharmacist prescribers based in UK general practices have been linked to a number of serious incidents and cases where patient deaths have been reported Inappropriate prescribing or poor advice …

Codeine and oxycodone were the most prevalent opioids related to ambulance attendances for extramedical opioid use over a six-year period, study finds A retrospective study has analysed 9,823 opioid-related ambulance …

Longest observational study to date finds no association between statin use and decline in memory or cognition New research has found no association between statin use and memory change in …

A health practitioner has been disqualified after injecting himself with morphine from his Doctor’s bag and using the same needle to inject his partner A Sydney doctor has been found …

60-day dispensing will in some cases more than halve pharmacy remuneration and “incapacitate” rural pharmacies, says rural pharmacy group Concern is growing among rural pharmacists about the potential impacts of …

Many pharmacy graduates say they are turning their backs on the industry, but how much do satisfaction levels or work-life balance play a role While there are many anecdotal reports …

A committee will look into regulatory and financial barriers to patients accessing medicinal cannabis in Australia following Greens’ call for inquiry A Senate committee will be exploring the regulatory regime surrounding …

Bill to reduce PBS safety net thresholds from 1 January 2020 has now passed both Houses, but Labor criticises government on medicines costs The National Health Amendment (Safety Net Thresholds) …

Devastating bushfires across NSW and Queensland dominated headlines This week Aussies were on alert as bushfires swept large parts of NSW and Queensland. AJP spoke with pharmacists who were caught …

Pharmacists in Alaska earn an annual salary of AU$206,000 or $99 an hour, while even the worst-paid state in the US sees pharmacists earning AU$152,000 Latest statistics reveal the national …

Sydney doctor struck off for seven years after ‘quack’ medical treatment led to a patient’s death A doctor has been struck off the medical register for at least seven years …

Pharmacists second most ethical among those with whom Australians have personal contact, sitting just behind GPs A survey of more than 1,000 Australians reveals pharmacists are perceived to be among …