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Discontinuation of pain medicines means “dire” shortages – and workarounds mean barriers for many palliative patients, hospital pharmacist warns The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia and several other stakeholders …

Pharmacists practising to the top of their scope is key in helping keep older Australians out of hospital, and discharging them earlier, says a leading member of the profession The …

Patients are waiting longer in emergency departments, prompting pharmacy stakeholders to point out how members of the profession can help The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released new …

Hospital pharmacists back call to amend the Criminal Code to permit telehealth consultations for voluntary assisted dying (VAD) services  The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is backing a …

Our readers have nominated their heroes, and we’ve chosen 10 who represent the range and scope, and reality of pharmacy in 2023 It’s been a very difficult, indeed, traumatic year …

A presentation on the pregnancy categories saw an unexpected appearance by the head of the TGA – and showed how appetite for change is growing Hao Vo-Tran, publications and medicines …

Hospital doctors are burning out – but pharmacists can step in to help improve patient safety, says one sector leader The Australian Medical Association has just launched its 2023 Safe …

Antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals is among the highest rates in the world, a new report has found – and compliance with prescribing guidelines in private hospitals is low The …

Uniform rules to improve access to ADHD medicines, recommended by the federal government’s ADHD report, would free up time for pharmacists to do “clinically meaningful work,” says one contributor The …

People with ADHD have shared stories of feeling stigmatised by pharmacists and other health professionals when trying to access treatment Upskilling health professionals and working on “outdated” information and attitudes …

One Nation calls for “sensible downregulation” of medicinal cannabis to improve access  Barriers to making medicinal cannabis products available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) need to be removed, Senator …

Avid researcher, burnout expert and highly-sought educator Dr Karlee Johnston has been recognised by the SHPA, winning the 2023 Australian Clinical Pharmacy Award The Society of Hospital Pharmacists lauded Johnston …