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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 …

‘Am I going to lose my job?’: A recently graduated pharmacist shares his story of how one night of drug taking led to huge implications for his career Hi, I …

After her first HMR, ‘Dorothy’ had her entire medication regime overhauled—was this a good outcome or one that required a further follow-up? Sharon Doolan takes us through what happened As …

The introduction of electronic prescriptions has meant a big change in the way medications are dispensed, but in general this has been “pretty positive”, says pharmacist Joshua Lee The new …

E-scripts are making a huge impact on the sector, and while some pharmacies have reported teething problems, Tasmanian pharmacist Christine Timms says her experience has been generally positive  Being one …

What’s the biggest mistake pharmacists make when it comes to wound care? Angelo Pricolo talks to Geoff Sussman Wound Awareness Week runs from 17 – 23 August 2020. The objective …

Practising with PPE is a daily challenge, writes Angelo Pricolo Wearing a mask when going for a walk is tedious but spare a thought for healthcare professionals doing their usual …