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Can herbal ingredients and formulas really help to shorten a cold? asks Carl Gibson Herbal cough, cold and flu products have often been developed with natural, scientific and traditionally-backed ingredients …

Angelo Pricolo examines the main reasons patients cease, or don’t access, therapies for opioid dependence… and why many pharmacies don’t offer it We know that about 50,000 people in Australia …

A GP’s call for collaboration with pharmacists is welcome, but must mutual respect is vital, writes Anthony Tassone The call by RACGP stalwart and former Vice President, Dr. Edwin Kruys …

Age, gender, race, sexuality or physical ability should not exclude an individual, but rather be seen as a valuable asset, writes Sam Flood Like all millennials, I have been fortunate …

How can GPs and pharmacists work to address the issue of opioid prescribing in Australia? asks Michael Wong Australia is currently facing a significant opioid epidemic, with a staggering amount …

Sniping and insults from GP representatives will not stop advocacy for evidence-based role expansion of pharmacists to deliver more accessible healthcare, writes Anthony Tassone The decision by delegates at the recent …

Net harm from drug use has plummeted since Portugal changed the way it tackles the problem, writes Angelo Pricolo On a rainy night in Sydney this week one man representing …

Does the AMA’s support for pharmacists working in general practice represent a policy shift for the doctor’s organisation, or is something else at play? asks Anthony Tassone  A recent article …

Pharmacists should be grabbing opportunities to positively impact on the health of patients with both hands, write Dr Shane Jackson and Dr Chris Freeman Dr Shane Jackson, National President of …

Government decision not to ban homeopathy sales from pharmacies is a mistake, argues Bruce Baer Arnold By Bruce Baer Arnold, University of Canberra Last year a review into pharmacy in Australia …

Recent medicine reforms, in particular those for complementary medicines, make manufacturers more accountable for product claims, writes Deon Schoombie Complementary medicines are regulated as medicines under the Therapeutic Goods Act …

Pharmacists should be allowed access to NIP flu vaccines to boost the number of people vaccinated and increase herd immunity, writes Anthony Tassone Warnings that this year will see another …