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New grant set to revolutionise medication management in aged care facilities for patients, pharmacists and prescribers   Residential aged care facilities are set to receive funding that will allow them to …

The federal government committed substantial funding to aged care in the recent Budget, but questions have been raised over the efficacy of some of its proposals, says Gerard Stevens    …

Opinion is divided among Australian consumers about the cost of medications, with around one third saying they’re too expensive A majority of Australians have given a vote of confidence to …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Complementary medicine use by community‐dwelling older Australians Research data shows nearly three-quarters of older Australians reported using complementary medicines either daily …

Medication review accreditation numbers are up as rule changes allowing more funded visits come into force The number of pharmacists seeking to becoming accredited for medication management reviews is at …

Support growing for moves to expand medication review funding The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists (AACP) has joined other pharmacy groups in expressing support for this week’s announcement of more …

What complaints do the public make about pharmacists? And how do these complaints differ from other health professions?  Newly published research has shed light on the demographics of complaints about …

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 …