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Despite pressure from prescribers or patients, pharmacists should stand firm in ensuring any script they dispense is appropriate and safe, say experienced pharmacists Early last month Fairfax media reported on …

Are pharmacists handing too much of their dispensing role to pharmacy technicians or assistants? Last week, pharmacy stakeholders expressed concern that pharmacy was “devolving” too much of its primary dispensing …

Readers weigh in with broad support over calls for pharmacy to be careful before devolving too much dispensing to pharmacy technicians or assistants AJP readers have expressed a range of …

Pharmacy should think carefully before devolving its primary dispensing role, experts warn While the current trend is for pharmacy’s clinical role and responsibilities to expand, we should be careful before …

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% …

One in ten errors reported to PDL involve incidents in the pharmacy where a person receives medication intended for another Consequences include serious harm to the consumer and professional risk …

A roundup of research from the recent SHPA Medicines Management 2017 conference, including evidence of poor discharge prescribing of opioids    Guidelines are being developed by a local health district …

A Productivity Commission report, tabled in Parliament this week, has recommended community pharmacists be replaced by automated dispensing and a sub-class of “supervisors” The Shifting the Dial report, sent to …

Australian pharmacists may be missing a major opportunity to expand their professional role by being unaware of continued dispensing provisions A survey of Australian pharmacists’ attitudes to medicine reclassification (ie. …

The PSA’s Shane Jackson has taken to YouTube to explain why customers may have to wait for their script to be filled Dr Jackson was responding to a Facebook rant …

A radio personality has been widely criticised after she posted an online rant about a 15 minute waiting time for a prescription to be dispensed In a video posted on …

For safe dispensing, it’s important to be aware of the four key factors in S8 dispensing incidents, says indemnity body Most pharmacists will be aware of the ever-expanding range of …