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COVID-19 has provided a key opportunity to gather insights into patients’ thoughts on vaccination A group of pharmacy academics and PhD students from the University of South Australia are exploring …

Real treatment will normally provide better outcomes for the patient than use of placebos, researchers argue Placebos have their place by helping to achieve blinding in clinical trials—but there is …

The number of drug shortages in Australia rose by 300% when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but what was the real cause? Two pharmacists analysed the data Australia’s medicines supply was …

Study finds varenicline use is more effective than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women to quit smoking—but more research on safety is needed A retrospective cohort study has found pregnant …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Update on Asthma–COPD Overlap Clinical features of asthma and COPD may represent around 25% of patients with COPD and …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news A primer on medicinal cannabis safety and potential adverse effects The aim of this review is to discuss the …

Vaccination and contraception were key issues in the pharmacy sector this week Vaccination made headlines, with the announcement that Moderna is to be the vaccine supplied by community pharmacies in …

Chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis, medication-related problems and community-based medication reviews are among new pharmacy projects green-lighted by the Federal Government Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the Australian Government …

Numerous studies have shown pharmacists are well placed to support sleep health. However, what is the true depth and feasibility of their role in this area? We are now more …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for pain relief This overview of systematic reviews concluded that evidence regarding the effectiveness …

More than 80% of COVID-19 ICU patients required a medication intervention in this study, with a pharmacist stepping in to identify changes Pharmacists can deliver interventions that provide significant benefit …

Extensive review including RCTs reveals positive impact of community pharmacy interventions for adults with asthma A narrative review led by pharmacist researchers and published this month in Research in Social …