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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 …

Our profession cannot afford to stand still, writes Joe Demarte PSA is acutely aware that for our profession to flourish in the future, we need to broaden our horizons when it …

Community pharmacy needs to embrace screening and risk assessment, says PSA national president Joe Demarte  Screening and risk assessment is a new and emerging health related area that community pharmacy …

Pharmacies must comply with strict laws aimed at maintaining the privacy of the information in their control, say Jayr Teng, solicitor and Kellie Dell’Oro, principal at Meridian Lawyers. A pharmacy’s …

PSA national president Joe Demarte is set to discuss the implications of the Pharmacy Remuneration and Reform Review  February 2017 is an important month for PSA as the Remuneration and …

Ethics and evidence essential when advertising services, says PSA national president Joe Demarte The shift to offering professional services in community pharmacies has gathered momentum over the past year and …

Healthcare reform is well and truly underway in Australia and will continue over the coming years, says Joe Demarte  In the face of this, our profession needs to ensure that …

A successful conference and a series of honours have rounded off a busy, but successful, year in hospital pharmacy says Kristin Michaels, SHPA CEO With the end of 2016 fast approaching, …

In the fourth of a series of interviews with the top five of our list of 10 Women of Influence in pharmacy, we speak to pharmacy academic Lisa Nissen 1. Do …