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The much delayed Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Discussion Paper has finally arrived, writes Joe Demarte The paper contains an extensive list of 140 questions on a whole range …

Debate over pharmacist remuneration is welcome, says Guild executive director David Quilty The current debate over the future of the profession is a debate that we had to have – …

In December 2015 the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) made a decision that was a game changer for Australian pharmacists, says Joe Demarte, PSA national president That decision was to revise …

NSW PDL Director Curtis Ruhnau takes a look at some of the more common areas of potential risk that PDL regularly sees. Patient profile and prescription intake Patient profile and …

The King Review discussion paper poses no fewer than 140 questions about virtually every aspect of Australia’s community pharmacy model, says George Tambassis. But it omitted one key question: should …

The importance for all community pharmacies to be part of the MedsASSIST program cannot be overstated, says George Tambassis All pharmacies need to participate if we as a profession are …

New PSA appointment is helping to building the next generation of pharmacy leadership, says Joe Demarte I would like to warmly welcome Taren Gill to the PSA Board. Her appointment …

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 …

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) …

Election wish list highlights what pharmacy can do, says Joe Demarte One of the few benefits of having a prolonged election campaign, from a peak organisation’s perspective, is that it …

It’s important to remind everyone why pharmacy is important, says David Quilty, Guild national executive director The community pharmacy sector this year faces a formal review being undertaken by the …