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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 …

As the likelihood of a successful COVID-19 vaccine next year rises, there is increasing discussion about pharmacy’s role in their delivery. Anthony Tassone says we need to plan now   Optimism …

Associate Professor Sue Kirsa outlines the work the Australian Pharmacy Council has done to help the profession navigate the challenges of 2020  So much has changed in the world and …

The COVID-19 experience in Victoria has highlighted the need for a Chief Pharmacist role to be created in the State, sooner rather than later, says Anthony Tassone Victoria stands out …

Angelo Pricolo examines how language can matter when helping people with stigmatised conditions We are all susceptible to the negative affects of inappropriate language but also how positive our words …

Angelo Pricolo takes a look at recommendations to help methadone patients, and whether these could help or hinder Unfortunately we have seen another methadone takeaway (T/A) death reported on in …

Veronica Nou shares a story of a recent Monday that captures the whole-person care offered by pharmacists 9.01am – Greek woman in her sixties enters the pharmacy in a state …