Funding is being made available to support pharmacists to access training to work to their full scope of practice in one state  Queensland has announced a $6 million funding package …

Dr Fei Sim, PSA national president, talks about the first ever agreement with the government on pharmacist’s professional practice programs, and what this means for the profession In this special …

Sildenafil downschedule to OTC again proposed, but doctors’ group rejects pharmacy model in submission The TGA’s medicines scheduling committee will consider a proposal for 50mg sildenafil to become available as …

Topical corticosteroids are safe and effective, urge leading dermatology and eczema organisations in response to recent media reports about topical steroid withdrawal ABC News Breakfast reported on topical steroid withdrawal …

A suspended Sydney pharmacist has mortgaged his home at a rate of 36% per annum, while a Supercars website run by his wife has disappeared from the internet The Australian …

A pharmacist “failed in his role as gatekeeper” when he dispensed “vastly” excessive amounts of opioids and benzodiazepines to some patients, a tribunal has said The pharmacist appeared before the …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Intranasal antihistamines and corticosteroids in allergic rhinitis A systematic review and meta-analysis of 151 studies has concluded that most intranasal medications …

Former TGA boss receives King’s Birthday honour alongside long-serving community pharmacists  While a couple of long serving community pharmacists were recognised in the 2023 King’s Birthday honours list, it was …

Is your pharmacy really about patients and their care or is it a script processing factory/‘phactory’ for them? While there is strong evidence of organised production during ancient and medieval …

What a huge week it’s been in pharmacy: not just for the community sector, but for the whole profession, with two Agreements signed There was big news out of Canberra …

As established advocates and administrators of vaccination, pharmacists play a vital role in promoting and supporting flu vaccination uptake. By Leanne Philpott KEY POINTS: Influenza is an acute viral infection …

Pharmacies will be able to access the new additional payments for PBS subsidised medications dispensed since 1 April 2024 once legislation relating to the 8CPA is passed  New funding announced …