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Providing repeat scripts of antibiotics may be leading to hoarding for future use, say pharmacy researchers A retrospective study by researchers from the University of Tasmania and Curtin University has …

The fast food giant has succumbed to consumer and shareholder pressure, unveiling a new plan to reduce routine use of antibiotics in its supply chain McDonald’s has this week released …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at new research pertinent to pharmacy  Efficacy of Tramadol Extended-Release for Opioid Withdrawal The results of this trial suggest that tramadol ER is more effective …

A report on the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Australia shows specific types of bacteria are a major emerging healthcare problem One bacteria type in particular is causing resistance to …

Debbie Rigby examines the latest in research news  Management of hypertension in an Australian community pharmacy setting – patients’ beliefs and perspectives This article reports on a small qualitative study …

A new surveillance system set up to provide early warning of the spread of dangerous bacteria has detected more than 1,000 cases across Australia resistant to last-line antibiotics The system …

It’s been a week of controversy in Australian pharmacy, over everything from pay to whether the CPAs offer certainty for the sector A controversial report which called low pharmacist wages …

Aussie GPs are prescribing between four and nine times as many antibiotics as they should be, according to MJA research Research led by Christopher Del Mar, Professor of Public Health at Bond …

Antimicrobial stewardship is working, with hospital pharmacists at the frontline of efforts to curb resistance A new report released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care …

The Chief Medical Officer has sent out more than 5000 letters to GPs with the highest prescribing rates Australia’s highest antibiotic-prescribing GPs have been targeted with a letter from Chief …

Worrying attitudes towards colds and flu have been highlighted by a new survey Nearly 40% of Australian adults prefer to “push through regardless” and carry on as normal when they …

New research on antibiotic-tolerant bacteria has underlined the importance of medicines compliance Researchers have developed a simple new method for measuring the time it takes to kill bacteria that have …