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In the first of a two-part series, Carlene McMaugh talks to a range of pharmacy experts about pain management. In particular we look at the impact of scheduling changes – …

A recent survey found that pharmacist comfort with supplying biosimilars is going backward, so what can be done to turn this around? In 2018, 361 community pharmacists were surveyed across …

There is “mounting evidence” that it’s time to reduce reliance on short-acting beta2 agonists, say experts A recent controlled trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine found treatment …

Pharmacists are invited to contribute to a major new medication safety initiative  The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking feedback on the draft of Australia’s …

Guild lauds pharmacy budget boost as AHI fee, CSO payments, DAAs and medication management gain extra funds The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says it “welcomes confirmation that the Budget will …

Commencing pre-exposure prophylaxis can lead to a small rapid decline in kidney function, but this effect is reversible, according to Sydney researchers Fixed-dose combination tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and emtricitabine …

TGA reminds health professionals to communicate the potential risks of medicines associated with neuropsychiatric adverse events The TGA has issued a reminder to health professionals on communicating the potential risks …

“I don’t know why I need to be on all these”: study reveals patient medicine confusion A new Australian study has highlighted the vital role played by pharmacists, especially non-dispensing …

An antiepileptic add-on treatment that has been shown to be effective without the need to titrate for tolerability is now available on the PBS Briviact (brivaracetam) is an add-on therapy …

Pfizer has announced it will stop research into developing drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, after costly failed attempts over the past decade Jürgen Götz, Director, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia …

Why are pharmacists being written out of TV medical dramas, and does it impact on public health outcomes? The absence of pharmacists’ providing medication advice is a major flaw in …

How aware are pharmacists of the risk of medication-related poisoning? Study identifies the 12 most common substances  Pharmacists are not often aware of the risks, severity and frequency of poisonings …