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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 …

Health Minister and doctors criticise Senate decision on medicinal cannabis Tuesday’s Senate vote on medicinal cannabis access removes safeguards against unsafe product imported from overseas, they warn. Health Minister Greg Hunt …