AJP looks at this week’s pharmacy news from around the world West Virginia, US: Recent data for the state of West Virginia show a 40% decrease in doctor shopping over …

It started when the Pharmacy Guild tweeted its welcome to the focus on avoidable hospital readmissions in Friday’s COAG communique, which identified that too many patients are readmitted following complications …

A Victorian coroner has called for a real-time prescription monitoring system to reduce pharmaceutical drug related harms and deaths following the death of a 47-year-old man who doctor shopped extensively …

With 80% of pharmacy patients being female, there is no doubt that Australia’s 5450 plus community pharmacies play a critical role in women’s health. More often than not women are …

Pharmacy is not getting the credit it deserves in creating savings through PBS reforms, Guild executive director David Quilty writes in this week’s edition of Forefront – and so it …

Pfizer and Allergan’s merger has been scuppered by new US legislation, news agency Reuters is reporting. Pfizer has decided to terminate the agreement to acquire Allergan, a $160 billion agreement …

The latest Pharmacy Practice Review developed by NPS MedicineWise is available in an express version, which NPS says makes it a perfect choice for time-poor pharmacists to earn CPD credits. …

Great discussion underway in the new AJP Discussion Forum about the perceived poor deal handed out to RMMR accredited pharmacists. Penny Kraemer writes “As we all are very well aware, …

An advocacy group for medicinal cannabis users and supporters has launched in the ACT, lobbying Government to make the drug’s use legal for medicinal purposes in the Territory. The TGA …

Every King has his Achilles heel, writes Mouhamad Zoghbi… economists and health professionals are degrees apart This king stood with a confidence that shook the pharmacy nation. He didn’t stutter …

Experts alarmed at a possible figure of a million people with uncontrolled asthma have proposed major structural changes to the way asthma medicines are handled, including OTC preventers and restricting …

Debbie Rigby presents her weekly round-up of the latest clinical research relevant to community pharmacy Multicenter Observational Study of Incretin-based Drugs and Heart Failure A large cohort study of nearly …