The week in review


We take a look back at the week in pharmacy

It’s been a big week for the state of employment in Australia: the Turnbull Government announced the abolition of 457 visas, while the Fair Work Commission‘s decision on penalty rates is set to be challenged by the union representing hospitality workers.

If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone: UK academics have pointed to pharmacy as a high-stress occupation and identified a list of interventions which could help. 

And as a few of our readers pointed out, this story ran shortly after another in which Sex Party leader Fiona Patten examined the possibility of pharmacy as a channel for distribution of legalised recreational marijuana: “Perhaps if cannabis was legalised, this would be a source of stress reduction for some pharmacists?” mused Jarrod McMaugh. We also took a look at the state of addiction and related services in Australia.

The mental health theme continued with the news that NAPSA‘s charity cup is on again, this year raising funds for the mental health charity LIVIN, whose slogan is, “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”. Best of luck to all participants from all of us at AJP, and to all our readers, have a safe Anzac Day.

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