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Pharmacy pathology screening has been likened to “getting your car serviced at the lawn mower shop” by a leading GP Dr Edwin Kruys, Acting President of the Royal Australian College …

AMA president Dr Michael Gannon has drawn ire for telling pharmacists to “stick to their knitting” over pathology tests After Sigma announced that it would offer pathology health screenings throughout …

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 …

The Australian Medical Association has slammed pharmacy pathology testing, calling it “bordering on irresponsible” On Monday 26 June, Sigma’s Amcal Pharmacy network rolled out a pathology testing initiative, under a …

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia has backed the pathology health screenings rolled out through Sigma’s Amcal Pharmacy network this week Sigma Healthcare has partnered with SmartHealth to roll-out …

A woman died after taking a cocktail of drugs prescribed by her doctor boyfriend Coroner Simon Cooper found that Pamela Diane McCall died in February 2013 from an overdose of …

Doctors’ own biases could keep them suggesting tests and treatments that aren’t worth it The impact of campaigns to reduce low value care in medicine, such as Choosing Wisely Australia …

A pilot program aimed at examining the benefits of pharmacists in GP practices has been extended following initial success Capital Health Network, through the ACT PHN program, places non-dispensing pharmacists …

High-risk patients should wait for a free vaccine, instead of getting a “cheap” flu jab at the pharmacy, flu experts have said In a piece in MJA InSight, head of …

An article published by a doctor’s publication doesn’t tell the full story, says researcher A recent article in the Australian Doctor website called “Profit over patients? Concerns about pharmacy CV checks” …

The Pharmacy Department at Wollongong Hospital has made several key changes following the release of new research The study, undertaken by researchers from the University of Wollongong, is hoped to …

EDs, GPs and community pharmacies need to overcome barriers to working together, writes Angel Gonzalez There is no question that community pharmacies could play a more valuable role in health …