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An article has looked at whether pharmacists could successfully initiate antiviral therapy and refer for more serious conditions in community pharmacy settings Could pharmacists initiate antiviral therapy in the community …

Changes to diclofenac, fluticasone and cannabis schedules confirmed by TGA The TGA’s Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling has confirmed earlier decisions to alter the scheduling of a number of widely …

A nationwide cohort study has found contemporary forms of hormonal contraception prevented an estimated 21% of ovarian cancers in young women About 100 million women around the world use hormonal …

Evidence that hospital pharmacists can prescribe to the same standards as doctors: study New Australia research provides low to moderate evidence that pharmacists can prescribe to the same standards as …

Health professionals have been advised to exercise extreme caution if considering off-label prescribing and supply of atropine eye drops, following the death of an adult patient The TGA has advised …

Pharmacist interventions can achieve clinically relevant improvements for patients, but better quality of evidence is needed in the future, says Cochrane review lead author There is a need for better detailed …

A review of nearly 80 randomised trials has found pharmacist services for patients in the community had varying effects on outcomes compared with usual care A Cochrane systematic review has …

A literature review has found CP interventions are accessible and effective, but argues research should look into how GP pharmacists may impact these Community pharmacies are well located to deliver …

Is offering comprehensive travel health advice and assessment a future practice opportunity for pharmacists? Australian pharmacies could be looking to offer expanded travel health services as a future practice opportunity, …

Do pharmacies flush unwanted medicines down the toilet? Study reveals consumer confusion about what to do with expired and unwanted medicines A series of detailed consumer interviews has revealed the …

Liquid doses prescribed in milligrams but dispensed as millilitres can lead to patients being given a dose five times higher than prescribed, says PDL Typically this time of year sees …

Pharmacist prescribing across community pharmacies and general practices in England has been lauded as a positive strategy in easing the load of overworked doctors Doctors across England are under “considerable …