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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 …

Volunteering for the Pharmacist Support Service is like a roller coaster ride, but is often rewarding. A volunteer tells their story. It has been over 40 years since I last …

New challenges are facing rural and regional pharmacists, writes Karalyn Huxhagen… due to changes to funding The recent change from Pharia modelling to the Modified Monash Modelling has sent waves …

What’s it like to volunteer for the Pharmacist Support Service? A pharmacist describes the experience of helping your peers needing support Training to be a PSS volunteer is not only …

From leaving the profession to spearheading research into deprescribing and consultant pharmacy, Deborah Hawthorne explains how she took control of her career I graduated from La Trobe University Bendigo in …

While a year of immense challenge, 2020 has raised pharmacy’s profile and opened up new opportunities of practice for the profession, says PSA national president Chris Freeman In the next …

Three significant events dominated the pharmacy landscape in 2020, says George Tambassis In the first of a series of columns from leaders of the profession, Pharmacy Guild of Australia national …