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Should we also be using our rapid antigen test (RAT) to swab our throat, as some social media sources suggest? asks Thea Van De Mortel of Griffith University We’re now …

With many pharmacies currently experiencing a pandemic income ‘high tide’, it’s vital to prepare before the next low tide arrives The bullet proof vest has a chequered history with an …

Less than half of Australia’s frontline health workers say they had formal training on using PPE… and reported widespread bullying over the issue Researchers from Monash University aimed to examine …

Where was the help for overworked pharmacy staff? Pharmacists missed out on support while dramatic changes impacted practice during the pandemic, survey finds Digitisation has been fast-tracked, as has electronic …

One in ten Australian pharmacists who have had COVID-19 have confirmed or suspected long COVID, our poll reveals Last month, the AJP asked readers whether they’d personally been infected with …

There are numerous aetiologies for cough, so it is important for pharmacists to take a practical approach to assess each patient and provide guidance and appropriate strategies for effective management …

A new Government and warnings of a terrible flu season… it’s been an interesting week Over the weekend, Australia ousted the Morrison Coalition Government and voted in Labor, led by …

Pharmacists’ workload has increased with the further widening of vaccination in store – but no extra pay A spokesperson for the Queensland branch of the Pharmacy Guild has told the …

New fact sheets to support prescription of COVID-19 antivirals to an important patient group have been released NPS MedicineWise has released new consumer information on three COVID-19 antiviral medicines. Its …

Eligibility for a winter COVID-19 booster is being expanded in a move welcomed by pharmacy, as the Guild talks free flu jabs beyond Queensland Acting Health Minister Katy Gallagher has …

Growth has shifted from grocery stores back to pharmacies after lockdowns, but complacency, oversupply and new behaviours are driving decreased sales in some categories, says expert Pharmacy sales are “off …

Hospital pharmacists are facing mass burnout, with some forced to be responsible for up to 80 patient beds The COVID-19 pandemic has been the “final straw” for some hospital pharmacists, …