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A serivce-based, forward pharmacy model is a no-brainer…or is it? asks Glenn Guilfoyle As a stakeholder in the retail pharmacy industry it has become nigh on impossible to be unaware …

Pharmacists are on the front line of diabetes care, writes Louis Roller Facts: 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes. Around 1.7 million Australians have …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research news relevant to pharmacists Polypharmacy and effects of apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation A sub-hoc analysis of the ARISTOTLE trial has …

Thinking of quitting the profession? There’s three things you need to think about first, writes Vanessa Lontos… Recently in pharmacy media both in Australia and the UK there has been …

Pharmacists can advise on a range of issues around eye health, including the use of drops and preventive advice, writes Louis Roller Pharmacists are often confronted with customers displaying eye …

Case highlights the importance of providing CMI when a drug is dispensed for the first time, writes John Guy from PDL Providing consumer medication information (CMI) whenever a drug is …

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 …