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The last week of January was a busy one in the pharmacy sector… Two key reports came out this week with significance for pharmacists. The PSA‘s Medicine Safety: Take Care …

In its latest communication to members, PDL has advised pharmacists how to handle themselves in “APINCH” – when dealing with high-risk medicines A is for Antimicrobials The first medicine class …

PDL has offered advice on whether a prescription could be forged, and what pharmacists should do if they suspect they’ve been handed a fake Scott Ames, principal at Meridian Lawyers, …

PDL has highlighted the importance of documentation, citing two case scenarios where failing to document could have significant impact In its latest newsletter, PDL highlights that adequate documentation of interaction …

PDL has issued a reminder of pharmacists’ obligations when supplying pseudoephedrine, citing recent cases where disciplinary action was taken In one case the pharmacist understood his obligations, but was found …

A few weeks ago, I received an email which made me think my life would change forever… The email was a notification from AHPRA informing me that a complaint had …

The Pharmacy Board has published two case summaries to highlight pharmacists’ obligations… including one where S8s were regularly dispensed with no valid script In its latest newsletter, the Board has …

Health professionals have been advised to exercise extreme caution if considering off-label prescribing and supply of atropine eye drops, following the death of an adult patient The TGA has advised …

PDL has warned pharmacists to pay careful attention when dispensing scripts for Atropine eye drops The organisation has received a number of incident reports featuring prescriptions for Atropine 0.01% eye …

Liquid doses prescribed in milligrams but dispensed as millilitres can lead to patients being given a dose five times higher than prescribed, says PDL Typically this time of year sees …

PDL has highlighted the importance of taking patient concerns and questions seriously, after a dispensing error contributed to a patient’s death In a recent coronial inquest, it was found that …

PDL has issued guidance on how, and whether, a pharmacist should apologise to an unhappy patient “Sooner or later most pharmacists can expect to be presented with a complaint,” PDL …