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A national real-time prescription monitoring system must happen as a priority, says Anthony Tassone The need for a real time prescription monitoring system to prevent avoidable overdose deaths from pharmaceutical …

The ‘Methadone madness’ story run by a current affairs program was highly irresponsible, writes Anthony Tassone This was an appalling piece trying desperately to parade as journalism which could only …

We might be better off managing energy than time, writes Marianne Choong Have you ever wished that you could sense time?  Imagine that all clocks in the world suddenly vanished. …

Why can’t pharmacists directly access the PBS for their patients? wonders Angelo Pricolo Many times we have heard various people, organisations or even other governments talk about the Australian Pharmaceutical …

Response to article published in the AJP—The People’s Choice by Ian Carr In the AJP February, 2018 [and published online this week], your feature writer asks: “Can we afford not …

Public health advocate Dr Ken Harvey shares his concerns about the Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017, which is currently before the Senate I have previously reported on the Senate inquiry on this …

Sometimes it’s the little things that make you memorable, writes Vanessa Lontos Recently while on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Sydney, I was sitting in my seat reading my …

Imagine if you could end each work day knowing you had made a real difference in just one person’s life? Marina Holt shares a patient’s story As pharmacists, our job …

Response to article published in the AJP – OTC codeine death claims must stop by A/Prof Adrian Reynolds The Australian Journal of Pharmacy article with Pharmacy Guild NSW Branch president …

Peter Carroll takes a look at three recent claims around codeine Recently several claims regarding codeine have been circulating which I believe are untrue. Claim: Paracetamol and anti-inflammatory medications, alone …

Collaboration is key to being a community health destination, writes Jacqui Hagidimitriou In the age of fast-paced change in pharmacy, those who innovate will continue to adapt to the new …

With codeine-containing medicines going to prescription-only, has the time come to again restrict the sale of all ibuprofen products to pharmacies? Ron Batagol, PhC,FSHP,AGIA, Dip.Jnl. Pharmacist and Obstetric Medication and …