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Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at the pharmacist’s role in end of life care, and how they can support patients and their loved ones In community pharmacy we often touch …

The Health Minister has announced new PBS listings from 1 September, including a morphine drug and a drug to help manage opioid dependence Greg Hunt has announced that the Morrison …

PSA has called on the NSW Government to do more to allow pharmacists to improve the state’s health care system – and again, for real time monitoring In welcoming the …

Palliative care needs to be all about the patient, writes Ben Basger Do you think palliative care is about helping people die or helping people live? If people either with …

The SHPA and Pharmacy Guild are among stakeholder groups which have endorsed Palliative Care Australia’s new position statement on access to opioids Palliative Care Australia released the position statement, Sustainable …

Louis Roller has the lowdown on medicinal cannabis Cannabis (Cannabis sativa and others) is a plant that contains over 500 natural components, of which some 80 are cannabinoids. The main …

A bill which would have restored Territory rights to legislate on assisted dying has been defeated in the Senate The bill, introduced by Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm, was narrowly …

This week we saw GPs and pharmacists working together… and heard why pharmacy’s future is bright One usual critic of pharmacy called for pharmacists and GPs to work hand in …

Two Canberra pharmacies got together to make life easier for palliative care patients and their carers… and it’s been an emotional journey Samantha Kourtis, managing partner of the Charnwood Capital …

It’s important to look into whether use of certain medicines is appropriate for people with life-limiting illnesses,writes Ben Basger Pre-existing medical conditions commonly occur in people with life-limiting illnesses. Generally, …

Debate has begun in Victoria’s Parliament about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Under the proposed legislation, pharmacists would dispense medication in a “locked box” to patients with life-limiting illness who …

Record funding to improve involvement of NSW pharmacists in palliative care will help these “forgotten” health professionals NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has announced record funding for palliative care across …