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Excluding pharmacists when their patients are hospitalised or enter other treatment settings causes nothing but trouble, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I recently attended the SHPA Summit in Melbourne and presented in …

Women’s health is a wide-ranging issue, and sometimes it’s all about asking the right questions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I am a firm believer that pharmacists should undertake training in psychology …

What do underpants, bungy jumping and First Aid supplies have to do with retailing? They have one key thing in common, writes Mal Scrymgeour. Elastic. It’s not something you think …

Ben Basger offers some counselling tips and a treatment plan for the problem of nappy rash Try this test. Choose an area of hairless skin on your own body where …

Pharmacists can’t assume their patients are equipped to make good health decisions, writes Ben Basger How health literate are your patients? Health literacy is the ability to access, understand and …

Australia needs to reject racism and end the poor treatment of Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes, writes George Tambassis As tens of thousands of young Australians take to sporting fields …

Various conditions and medications can be a cause of dental and oral problems, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, as can a range of habits consumers may not realise can damage their teeth. …

Does the schism between clinical pharmacy and community pharmacy actually exist? wonders Taren Gill—and could it be a barrier to pharmacists offering professional services? During a session at APP2015 on …

Presentations with respiratory tract infections may offer pharmacists an opportunity to educate patients about their antibiotic use, writes Ben Basger We know that the vast majority of antibiotics are prescribed …

Don’t panic about the $1 pharmacy copayment discount—and don’t automatically assume you should offer it, writes Mal Scrymgeour

Providing the best advice on infant formula is a minefield for pharmacists, who don’t have enough resources on feeding Baby themselves, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy is often approached to provide …

Most pharmacy leaders are men: so where are the women leaders in pharmacy? writes Samantha Kourtis The vast majority of pharmacy students and graduates are now women; yet less than …