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With rising prevalence of risky drinking – and reports of people using alcohol as a replacement for OTC codeine – could pharmacists play a role in alcohol screening? The number …

PDL has highlighted the importance of documentation, citing two case scenarios where failing to document could have significant impact In its latest newsletter, PDL highlights that adequate documentation of interaction …

GPs are much more likely than pharmacists to always give verbal advice about new medicines, research from New Zealand shows PhD student Amber Young from the University of Otago analysed …

Retailers should be prevented from offering multi-pack deals on paracetamol, says the UK’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society Earlier this month the Which? group conducted an investigation into how independent and high …

Sometimes it’s the little things that make you memorable, writes Vanessa Lontos Recently while on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Sydney, I was sitting in my seat reading my …

Management activities taking up a quarter of a pharmacists’ day, with less than a third of their time spent with patients, new study finds Australian pharmacists spend only around 32% …

Do you take the time to communicate effectively with your older patients? Age-related hearing difficulties may contribute to medical errors, a study has found A qualitative analysis into hearing difficulties …

Would you support legislated limits on your hours or the number of scripts you could fill? In the United States, Illinois General Assembly representative Mary Flowers has sponsored a bill …

Community pharmacists are very aware of blurring the boundaries of professional and personal through social media, and mostly use it to correct misleading health information Research led by the Faculty …

A new national online counselling service is set to help people affected by substance misuse to get the support they need. The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, said as part …

Counselling patients using an unconventional technique delivers better results, a US study finds. The counselling technique takes about 1 minute longer, can more than double the chances of improving patients’ compliance and concordance. A …

Many pharmacists are taking Schedule 3 medicines for granted, writes Phil Spyrou… which could end up costing the profession dearly. Pharmacists across Australia are looking to expand the scope of …