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Brad Butt takes a look at the causes and treatments for ED… and why conversations with pharmacists can help Many men report symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) at one time …

Pharmacist Steve Flavel says the profession needs to change its approach to ownership regulations before the landscape changes around it The Parliamentary Inquiry into Community Pharmacy ownership has found several …

Should more common sense be applied to drug labelling? asks Angelo Pricolo Have the medico legal requirements followed by pharmacists for the labeling of medicines taken a wrong turn? The …

Steven Kastrinakis discovers a ‘stark mismatch’ between what patients with asthma know about their condition, and what health professionals want them to know It is estimated that one in nine …

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 …

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 …

Dr Chris Freeman responds to the RACGP’s submission on pharmacist prescribing I am writing to object to the egregious assertions made in the RACGP’s submission to the Pharmacy Board of …

A former Guild state president has lashed out at current and proposed Government policy, saying the PBS is already “crumbling” Ian Todd, an honorary life member of the Pharmacy Guild …

Why are some jurisdictions dragging their feet on real-time monitoring? asks Angelo Pricolo As Victoria powers ahead with the Australia’s first automated Real-Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) system, the elephant in …

Proposed changes to the PBS could spell disaster for patients, warns George Tambassis All Australians can be rightly proud of our subsidised medicine system the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – the …

Chris Freeman looks at why medical practitioners and pharmacists need to collaborate, not skirmish “Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.”—Henry Ford It takes …

Anthony Tassone refutes recent claims around longer-length prescriptions, and looks at their drawbacks A recent article in the Medical Journal of Australia, written by Dr Evan Ackermann, cannot go unchallenged …