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Why are some jurisdictions dragging their feet on real-time monitoring? asks Angelo Pricolo As Victoria powers ahead with the Australia’s first automated Real-Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) system, the elephant in …

New Zealand’s pharmacy regulator is reportedly “stunned” that a woman was able to use a single photocopied script to get tramadol from 21 pharmacies Stuff reports that Ramona Deane developed …

A former pharmacist and medical practitioner has been barred from applying for registration from his professions for 18 months and two years respectively A Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard …

NSW Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame has called for a drug summit, attention to real time prescribing, better access to drug substitution programs and better pharmacy takeup of naloxone She …

The Health Minister has announced a commitment of $7.2 million to pilot a take-home naloxone program in Australia – but there’s no mention of pharmacy This week Greg Hunt announced …

Politicians from the three major parties have spoken out in support of the role pharmacists can play in reducing harms from licit and illicit drugs Speaking at the launch of …

The Guild’s Anthony Tassone has called on stakeholders to stop using loaded terms like “doctor shopping” in an update on Victoria’s real time monitoring system “The term ‘doctor shopper’ is …

A pharmacist had “glazed eyes” and “incoherent speech” and stumbled into objects when he showed up to work one day in 2016 The Pharmacy Board has advised that a Western …

The Greens are taking a plan to the 2019 election to fund dispensing fees for patients using the methadone program The party’s leader, Senator Richard Di Natale, also told the …

A pharmacist has been reprimanded and conditions imposed on his registration after he stole S8 medicines and falsified records In February 2015, the owner of two Chemist Warehouses contacted the Pharmacy Board …

The Victorian Opposition has pledged to both invest in pain services, and shut down Richmond’s injecting room Anthony Tassone, president of the Pharmacy Guild’s Victorian branch, has welcomed the former …

A man has been given a three-year jail term for robbing a NSW pharmacy in a bid to “get drugs” In March this year, Lawrence Trindall went to the Blooms …