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A NSW doctor has had her registration cancelled for repeatedly prescribing large amounts of opioids and benzodiazepines to drug-seeking patients The GP, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has …

The Government has announced a new plan to target antimicrobial resistance which takes a ‘one health’ approach that recognises human, animal and ecosystem health. And better prescribing will be a …

All prescriptions aren’t created equal, writes Angelo Pricolo What makes a good prescription? Ask the doctor and they’ll likely say it should relay the correct drug, dose and directions, in …

The idea of GPs dispensing medicines has again arisen in the RACGP’s submission to the King Review The College’s submission states that incentives to pharmacy to provide access to after-hours …

But it is an important advancement that requires our immediate attention, says this hospital pharmacist Sophie Paviour from Redland-Wynnum Hospitals in Brisbane has asked fellow pharmacists to be more conscious of …

The industry is split down the middle when it comes to pharmacists taking on the role of prescriber Professor Lisa Nissen brought up the topic of pharmacist prescribing at this …

A pilot program aimed at stemming antibiotic resistance has successfully reduced prescribing rates among participating doctors. The University of Queensland-led study involved more than 100 general practitioners from almost 30 …

An expert is calling for all GPs to develop practice policies that clearly state their approach to prescribing drugs of dependence. “All general practices should have a practice policy on …

This week’s pharmacy news from around the world UK: The Guardian reports that a letter from an “independent pharmacist,” taking issue with its recent investigations into Boots pressuring pharmacists into …

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, the first pharmacy organisation to join the world-wide Choosing Wisely initiative, today gave full support to Choosing Wisely Australia: The Next Wave and …

The RACGP has created a new guide for GPs on prescribing benzodiazepines, focusing on patient-centred care, accountable prescribing and harm reduction – and called for a real-time prescription drug database. …

Difference between state and territory regulations on S8 medicines create difficulties for prescribers, pharmacists and patients, an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia says. “The establishment of a …