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When is a patient not a patient? writes Mouhamad Zoghbi  When trying to maintain sustainable pharmacy profits, it’s clear that reacting to your competitors’ discounting tactics is very expensive. As …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at research news from around the world Statin-associated Side Effects Statins are associated with various statin-associated symptoms (SAS), including statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS), diabetes mellitus …

An end-of-financial year overview of the factors impacting the pharmacy business sales market As we reach the end of the 2016 financial year, it is an ideal time to provide …

Common cold season is here, and it’s time to brush up on how to treat them, writes Louis Roller The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viral infectious disease of …

SHPA opens the door to research opportunities   The inaugural SHPA Research Think Tank held in June 2016 was the first initiative of the SHPA National Translational Research Collaborative (NTRC) …

Should there be MBS funding for professional pharmacist services? asks Manya Angley An estimated 2% to 3% of Australian hospital admissions are medication related, representing 230,000 medication related hospital admissions …

How much revenue is pharmacy ‘leaving off the table’ asks Glenn Guilfoyle A recent story featured in The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Forefront highlighted the revenue “being left on the …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research news relevant to pharmacy Efficacy, Tolerability, and Dose-Dependent Effects of Opioid Analgesics for Low Back Pain Opioid analgesics are commonly used for low back …

Winter is a good time to counsel people with eczema about a few misconceptions, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen The crisp cool weather at the beginning of …

Election wish list highlights what pharmacy can do, says Joe Demarte One of the few benefits of having a prolonged election campaign, from a peak organisation’s perspective, is that it …

If you’re not using MedsASSIST, you’re helping neither patients nor pharmacy, writes Samantha Kourtis Since MedsASSIST was rolled out and I decided to use it in my pharmacy, I’ve experienced …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest in research news relevant to pharmacists Benzodiazepines are Prescribed More Frequently to Patients Already at Risk for Benzodiazepine-Related Adverse Events in Primary Care A one-year …