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It’s been a busy week at the Pharmacy Guild, plus there’s been scrutiny on aged care and non-pharmacist ownership models The Fair Work Commission released documents showing that we’re now …

Medicine safety for older Australians is a game of “Russian Roulette,” says one pharmacy stakeholder, as moves to reduce inappropriate chemical restraint take shape The PSA has released a new …

Emergency protocols should allow the dispensing of full size medicine packs following disasters like the recent bushfires, say pharmacists Five strategic measures could help protect Queenslanders in difficult times such …

The PSA has taken aim at antimicrobial prescribing in aged care, warning of a significant increase Data released this week show prescription rates for antimicrobials in aged care facilities are …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Management of Hypertriglyceridemia The American Heart Association has released an update on the role of omega-3 …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Reduction in Use of Risperidone for Dementia in Australia Risperidone is the only antipsychotic approved in Australia for the management of …

Stakeholders have suggested that NSAIDs could be moved to pharmacy-only in a bid to avoid interactions such as the “triple whammy” with diuretics and ACE inhibitors Macquarie University researcher Dr …

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 …

Pharmacy statistics made the news this week, as we found out about 10% of incidents reported to PDL, one-in-four cosmetics buyers’ habits and the takeup of My Health Record Researchers …

Pharmacists need to be embedded into residential aged care as a matter of urgency, say hospital pharmacists The Society of Hospitals Pharmacists of Australia says that high quality, embedded clinical …

As Australia welcomed back the re-elected Morrison Coalition Government, there was still plenty happening in the world of pharmacy… In an Australian first, Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson announced that …

In the countdown towards the Federal Election today, it’s been a busy week for politicians and pharmacists… This week, we saw the major parties get in touch with pharmacy stakeholders …