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Richard Taggart takes a look at electronic medication management Medication is the most common intervention made by healthcare professionals. The safe selection, administration and use of medicines has a significant …

Dr Chris Freeman responds to the RACGP’s submission on pharmacist prescribing I am writing to object to the egregious assertions made in the RACGP’s submission to the Pharmacy Board of …

A former Guild state president has lashed out at current and proposed Government policy, saying the PBS is already “crumbling” Ian Todd, an honorary life member of the Pharmacy Guild …

With a few changes to their marketing strategy, pharmacies can entice some of the best potential customers, writes Katrina McCarter I want to share with you an opportunity to attract …

Why are some jurisdictions dragging their feet on real-time monitoring? asks Angelo Pricolo As Victoria powers ahead with the Australia’s first automated Real-Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) system, the elephant in …

The government’s recent proposal to increase dispensed quantities of PBS medicines was nothing more than another savings measure, but it’s one with big potential ramifications for pharmacy, says Paul Cross  …

Aged care service providers may well be holding their breath while the Royal Commission into Aged Care investigates how our society cares for its aged and infirm, writes Gerard Stevens …

Proposed changes to the PBS could spell disaster for patients, warns George Tambassis All Australians can be rightly proud of our subsidised medicine system the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – the …

The Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) director at PSA is passionate about new and emerging roles, supporting students, and a growing wave of positivity across the profession Lauren Burton is the …

The challenges and difficulties of running a rural, regional or remote pharmacy are well documented, says Anthony Tassone, but have any government remedies worked?  Successive governments have tried to establish …

Healthcare works best when it’s trusted, available and collaborative, writes Marc Clavin Accessible healthcare is, at any level, the foundation of our Australian communities. That said, accessibility is not the …

Is there a risk in health professions being caught up in reality TV-like public turf wars? And can collaboration happen on everyone’s terms, asks Anthony Tassone Recently I spent some …