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Moves towards integrating pharmacists into GP surgeries duplicate roles and may drain community pharmacies of talent, writes Catherine Bronger Suggestions made in a recent report that integrating non-dispensing pharmacists into …

Is it possible to get the right amount of pharmacists? Or are we permanently facing a crisis of oversupply? Michael Ortiz does the numbers Ron Roland, a former CEO of …

A better solution is needed for codeine-containing medicines says Warwick Plunkett, in our final UTS Pharmacy Barometer article Responses to the UTS Barometer survey about the removal of over-the-counter (OTC) …

The renewed call by doctors’ groups to open up pharmacy ownership to non-pharmacists beggars belief given the medical profession’s own experiences with corporatisation, says Anthony Tassone For reasons we can …

A letter sent to PSA on 8 August 2018 by the Small Pharmacies Group about the GP pharmacist model The Small Pharmacies Group has raised important questions about the GP practice …

Recent comments by Chemist Warehouse’s Damian Gance could undermine the credibility of the profession, writes Paul Jaffar The Inquiry into the establishment of a pharmacy council and pharmacy ownership in …

After all the fracas, the Medically Supervised Injecting Room is hitting all KPIs, as NSW calls for more rooms in needy areas, writes Angelo Pricolo On Saturday 30 June 2018, …

While most pharmacies will carry on operating ‘business as usual’ come the 1 October cuts, more strategic ones will look for ways to offset the impacts, writes Trent Ruprecht The pharmacy …

Chris Brooker takes a look at the future of pharmacy Have you ever considered what stress coopers (the profession, not the excellent South Australian brewery) must have been under as …

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 …