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Most pharmacy leaders are men: so where are the women leaders in pharmacy? writes Samantha Kourtis The vast majority of pharmacy students and graduates are now women; yet less than …

There’s no excuse for just going through the motions in pharmacy, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I admit to being one of those people who seek out the programs that can assist …

Cause marketing is a great way to get pharmacy customers to care about your business. The catch is you need to really mean it, writes Ian Shanks There’s a lot …

A crackdown on access to codeine combination analgesics could leave us all worse off, writes Dr Deon Schoombie. Millions of Australians use over-the-counter medicines on a regular basis for a …

Australia lags internationally when it comes to down-scheduling medicines; leading New Zealand pharmacist Natalie Gauld explores why, and how the Australian pharmacy landscape could benefit from increasing access to drugs …

Australia is producing too many pharmacy graduates, thus diminishing the profession, writes NAPSA past president Xavier Agostino… In 1997 there were six universities nationwide, each offering a pharmacy program. Since …

Young pharmacists and students who say they want to make a difference in their communities need to actually get out and explore the opportunities, writes award-winning pharmacist Samantha Kourtis When …

According to Taree pharmacist Ian Carr, homeopathy will do no harm, but it won’t do any good either, and pharmacists need to remove ‘magic water’ from their shelves to avoid …

There has been a lot of discussion by pharmacists in recent times about surveillance of codeine shoppers, writes 2010 PSA Pharmacist of the Year Karalyn Huxhagen. Codeine seeking behaviour is …

Picture six people in a room – a dinner party – now picture one of them being devastated by a stroke. That stroke taking their capacity to speak, to walk …

As pharmacists we need to be active in improving inter-professional collaboration and communication. I feel that the way to move our profession forward and facilitate positive change, is for passionate …

Negativity about pharmacy amongst young pharmacists is misplaced, writes PSA Young Pharmacist of the Year Taren Gill It’s an exciting time to be a young pharmacist in Australia: every problem …