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A letter sent to PSA on 8 August 2018 by the Small Pharmacies Group about the GP pharmacist model The Small Pharmacies Group has raised important questions about the GP practice …

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the purchase of our first pharmacy, writes Cathie Reid To mark the occasion, I wanted to share the top 20 tips and lessons …

The recent methotrexate inquest indicates a real need for universities to provide assertiveness training during pharmacy courses, writes Jeff Lerner AJP’s report, “A ‘needless and entirely preventable’ death: Coroner” is …

Will paperless scripts impact the services pharmacies offer to residential care facilities? Anthony Tassone says changes are needed if pharmacy is to avoid legal and financial issues   The middle of …

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 …