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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 …

Apart from the relatively new retailing sales event, called Black Friday, the 23rd November 2018 has further significance, writes Phillip Chapman It’s not for retail sales, but for retail sales …

Donald Trump’s plan to bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription medication in the US has potential to see prices increase in other parts of the world, writes Matthew Bellgrove …

Pharmacists need to stand up for themselves and their patients, writes Carlene McMaugh… but how? Assertiveness is defined as having confidence in your statements or beliefs, or defending, upholding or …

The latest views published by the AMA seek to take Australian healthcare policy back into the silos that hampered it for so long, says Anthony Tassone The latest article published …