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Queensland is the latest state to allow the prescribing of PBS medicines through a digital image Under the special arrangement, which begins Monday 18 May, prescribers can provide a digital image or …

Get ready to ditch the paper: New legislation provides framework for electronic prescriptions Legislative changes passed late last month are paving the way for the use of electronic prescriptions across …

Pharmacy group estimates average loss of $85k in gross profit per pharmacy if 60-day dispensing proposal goes forward With the 60-day dispensing proposal still on the table, the Rural Pharmacy …

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, …

Anthony Tassone refutes recent claims around longer-length prescriptions, and looks at their drawbacks A recent article in the Medical Journal of Australia, written by Dr Evan Ackermann, cannot go unchallenged …

Frequent critic of the community pharmacy sector Dr Evan Ackermann has taken to MJA InSight to encourage longer script durations – saying the main obstacle is pharmacy itself But the …

Drugs to treat Hepatitis C have cost the taxpayer more than $1 billion in 2018, and have topped the list of drugs ranked by cost to government in 2017-18 NPS …

Public hospitals in WA had to return to the days of paper prescriptions last week, when information technology systems went down WA Health’s Chief Health Officer Dr Andy Robertson told …

The recent methotrexate inquest indicates a real need for universities to provide assertiveness training during pharmacy courses, writes Jeff Lerner AJP’s report, “A ‘needless and entirely preventable’ death: Coroner” is …

Have you ever been presented with a concerning script and, if so, did you contact the doctor and refuse to supply the medicine? A few weeks ago an inquest was …

The Pharmacy Board has reminded pharmacists to “remain vigilant” for stolen or fraudulent scripts The Board has reminded pharmacists to keep an eye out for stolen prescription pads and fraudulent …

According to this QLD study, they’re doing quite well at delaying ‘wait and see’ prescriptions – but improvements can be made A number of strategies have been trialled in primary …