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A first year student’s perspective By Emily Mannix For as long as I can remember I have wanted to enter the health industry. I romanticised the clinicians who devoted their …

Responses by pharmacy organisations to the Royal Commission into Aged Care interim report are not based on evidence, argues Dr Juanita Breen At the end of October the Royal Commission …

It can be tough but rewarding to start talking with patients about ED, writes Brad Butt As pharmacists we all know about erectile dysfunction, its etiology, physiology and management options. …

Pharmacy recruitment specialist Sue Muller says the staffing situation in community pharmacy is the worst it has ever been As I sit at my office desk on a beautiful Sunday …

Gilbert Yeates takes a look at why the profession is celebrating today, World Pharmacists Day “Safe and effective medicines for all” is the theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day, …

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 …