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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 …

Chris Freeman looks at why medical practitioners and pharmacists need to collaborate, not skirmish “Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.”—Henry Ford It takes …

AJP chats with the current NAPSA president about career paths, working alongside doctors and goals for the future Adelaide student Jessica Hsiao is about halfway through her term as president …

Anthony Tassone refutes recent claims around longer-length prescriptions, and looks at their drawbacks A recent article in the Medical Journal of Australia, written by Dr Evan Ackermann, cannot go unchallenged …

The current debate over the provision of Consumer Medicine Information leaflets (CMIs) misses the fundamental point of patient health literacy, says Anthony Tassone It is perhaps a measure of the …

Apart from the relatively new retailing sales event, called Black Friday, the 23rd November 2018 has further significance, writes Phillip Chapman It’s not for retail sales, but for retail sales …

Donald Trump’s plan to bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription medication in the US has potential to see prices increase in other parts of the world, writes Matthew Bellgrove …