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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics to prevent infantile colic A Cochrane review has concluded that there is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective …

Is there a way to turn off the dispensary vortex vacuum? Glenn Guilfoyle thinks so “Mary” (a pseudonym ) is employed as a “forward” pharmacist at Upper Utopia West Pharmacy …

Ben Basger shares ten things to know about Influenza Influenza is a serious problem. It is estimated to be responsible for 300,000 general practitioner consultations, 18 000 hospital admissions and …

Rural pharmacy, and rural health in general, are being ignored in the current federal election campaign, says Fredrik Hellqvist Community pharmacies are critical frontline healthcare professionals which daily help to …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Relationship of inhaled long-acting bronchodilators with cardiovascular outcomes among patients with stable COPD A meta-analysis and systematic review of 43 randomized …

Sometimes the perceptions that owners have about how their pharmacy is performing may be nothing more than an illusion, say Bruce Annabel and Mal Scrymgeour Some years ago, we both …

Vanessa Pigrum explores some ethical questions raised in an overworked and under-funded healthcare system Australians trust pharmacists. One study ranked them the third-most trusted professionals in the country. Not just within …

Pharmacists need to think beyond the headlines when it comes to dependence on medications, writes Karalyn Huxhagen When we think about dependence on medications our minds quickly consider opioids, benzodiazepines, …

Why should pharmacists support integrative doctors who may soon face tighter regulation? Matthew Bellgrove explains The recent announcement by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) that complementary medicine may soon …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Association between sleep characteristics and antihypertensive treatment in older adults This study is a prospective cohort study of treated hypertensive patients …

With significant concerns around what the future holds for the profession, what can be done? asks Marc Clavin With evolving customer relationship technology and a growing consumer demand for accessible …

What are six common mistakes pharmacies are making with their social media? Sarah Rendell from Peak Strategies identifies them In Australia according to Sensis almost eight in ten people now …