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In the latest in our series based on 2017 UTS Pharmacy Barometer results, John Montgomery looks at how pharmacists view the riding tide of biosimilar medicines  There’s little doubt biosimilar …

All pharmacists have the opportunity to start conversations with their patients about pain, and about their analgesic medications, writes Benita Suckling Working in an opioid stewardship role, I’ve witnessed first-hand …

Does the AMA’s support for pharmacists working in general practice represent a policy shift for the doctor’s organisation, or is something else at play? asks Anthony Tassone  A recent article …

Is the PhARIA system still fit for purpose? How could pharmacies host other health professionals? What could pharmacy learn from the Defence Force? Anthony Tassone takes a look at solutions …

It’s time to be bold and go beyond embracing the 6CPA, says Professor Charlie Benrimoj The 2017 UTS Community Pharmacy Barometer showed pharmacists are more confident about the future than …

In the first of a series analysing the findings of the 2017 UTS Pharmacy Barometer, Professor Charlie Benrimoj looks at pharmacists’ attitudes to pay levels Remuneration is a hot-button issue …

A national real-time prescription monitoring system must happen as a priority, says Anthony Tassone The need for a real time prescription monitoring system to prevent avoidable overdose deaths from pharmaceutical …

Revisiting a busy year in pharmacy can help continue the momentum for change and development, says Kristin Michaels This week Australia’s largest scientific pharmacy conference provides a timely moment to …

Misinformation is muddying the waters around the Guild’s proposals for continued pharmacist provision of codeine-containing medicines, says Anthony Tassone Concern over the impact on patients of the upcoming rescheduling of …

What drives a pharmacist to seek Guild elective office? Amanda Seeto says she wants to advocate on behalf of her peers and give all pharmacies a chance to survive and …

Pharmacy needs clarity and unity if it is to have a strategic approach to codeine rescheduling, says Rick Samimi The codeine rescheduling issue has been challenging for community pharmacy. Despite …

Evidence-based screening, as well as medication management, is an area where pharmacists have a vital role to play says PSA national president Shane Jackson  The recent debate about pharmacists ordering …