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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 …

Amid surges of flu around the country, the Guild’s Trent Twomey is urging the Queensland Government to lower the age for pharmacist vaccination Meanwhile in South Australia, Professor Paddy Phillips, …

It’s been a busy week in community pharmacy… This week, we brought you the results of the 2018 UTS Pharmacy Barometer: we saw growth in community pharmacist wages; we found …

Aged care service providers may well be holding their breath while the Royal Commission into Aged Care investigates how our society cares for its aged and infirm, writes Gerard Stevens …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Prescribing of diabetes medications to people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease Analysis of Australia GP prescribing …

Can embedded pharmacists increase influenza vaccination rates in residential aged care homes? A pilot study in the ACT has looked at whether pharmacists embedded into established teams within residential aged …

Following the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, one key stakeholder has spoken of “extreme” concern over chemical restraint Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Ms Janet Anderson …

Dementia Australia has slammed the misuse of antipsychotic drugs and restraints in nursing homes following new reports In September 2018, the ABC’s Four Corners program reported on failings of the …

Several stakeholders have expressed concern about a newly documented rise in opioid use The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released on Tuesday, found that between 2013–14 and 2016–17 the …