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ethics


Vanessa Pigrum explores some ethical questions raised in an overworked and under-funded healthcare system Australians trust pharmacists. One study ranked them the third-most trusted professionals in the country. Not just within …

Pharmacy Guild president warns of unapproved pharmacies dispensing medicines There have been recent cases of unapproved pharmacies dispensing medicines and claiming PBS reimbursement separately through an approved pharmacy, according to …

The PSA has asked community pharmacy banner and buying groups not to stock or promote homeopathic products These pharmacy groups should “draw a line in the sand and cease all …

Debbie Rigby takes a look around at recent research news Deprescribing conversations: a closer look at prescriber–patient communication Exploration of initiation, style and content of patient and healthcare provider communication …

A pharmacist showing up to work drunk, S8s going missing, inappropriate compounding and matters related to fraud are among behaviours that have seen pharmacists face Section 150 hearings Stuart Ludington, …

Pharmacy continues to poll well in rating of ethical behaviour, though GPs still slightly more highly regarded Pharmacy has maintained a high ethical trust rating in a survey of ethics …

Are pharmacists putting themselves at professional risk by selling non-evidence-based preparations like homeopathy? Jarrod McMaugh investigates Non-evidence-based medicine is a contentious area of healthcare, and pharmacists need to be aware …

An Internet storm is caused by a US pharmacist’s refusal to supply, but could it also happen in Australia? A US woman says she was publicly shamed and left in …

Arizona doctors’ offices get prescription drug vending machines;  Kansas celebrates drug donation program; UK dispensing error defence imminent Mesa, Arizona: Medavail Technologies has installed Arizona’s first vending machine for medications …

A clash between pharmacists’ ethical responsibilities and their business role has been highlighted by a review of complementary medicines literature Researchers from the University of Queensland reviewed the academic literature …

A sizeable minority of pharmacists would refuse to dispense drugs used in voluntary assisted dying, an AJP poll shows Last month, the lower house of Victorian Parliament passed Labor’s controversial …

While Australian pharmacists have a right to refuse supply of medicines based on personal beliefs, representatives emphasise the importance of facilitating supply elsewhere Several commenters have responded to an AJP …