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Can pharmacists make a difference? Veronica Nou makes the argument for how to get through to “anti-vaxxers” based on her own experience Anti-vaxxers, or at least the ones I know, …

Is your work life starting to affect your overall health? Curtis Ruhnau believes it’s important to define just why many pharmacists may be struggling to deal with work/life issues    …

After what feels like a never-ending 18 months of lockdowns and pandemic messaging, we’re all just a bit over it. So how should we handle the public’s COVID fatigue? Most …

Social health clinics in community pharmacy are one way to address the issue of loneliness in the era of digital healthcare, writes Jenny Kirschner We are witnessing a seismic shift …

Pharmacists and their staff are displaying incredible courage every day, and this should be recognised and acknowledged, says Curtis Ruhnau  noun: courage: the ability to do something that frightens one; …

Anthony Tassone refutes article that labels the Guild and AMA as Australia’s “biggest, ugliest and most militant unions”  A recent article in The Spectator by Stephen Spartacus asked, “Who benefits …

Are women supported in the profession? A former community pharmacist and primary carer of two kids weighs in By Chantelle Pennington Is pharmacy a woman-friendly profession? The answer depends on …

The federal government committed substantial funding to aged care in the recent Budget, but questions have been raised over the efficacy of some of its proposals, says Gerard Stevens    …

Is there another way to approach the concept of embedding pharmacists in aged care? We hear from a pharmacist and two doctors who think so We write in response to …

Healthcare professionals must include carers in vital discussions on opioids to improve medication safety and identify potentially harmful use, warns national body With opioid literacy an ongoing problem in Australia, …

Despite being the most technologically connected society in history, we are the loneliest, writes Jenny Kirschner I have always noticed the unspoken pain of loneliness in my patients. Maybe this …

The profession needs more empathy towards its own during times of sickness and difficulty, writes Chantelle Pennington For years in my career as a community pharmacist, I’ve spent a countless …