Clinical Services > Pharmacy

Pharmacists launch opioid education program

09 July, 2020

SHPA and PSA have teamed up to bring 21,000 pharmacist members up to speed on recent opioid regulatory changes to encourage safer medicines use.

Superbug drug discovery to be fast-tracked

29 June, 2020

Antibiotics discovered at The University of Queensland will be fast-tracked under a $16 million international research deal.

COVID-19 and the cheap, old, boring drug that could treat it

19 June, 2020 by Nial Wheate, University of Sydney

New UK research gives the strongest indication yet we may have found a useful treatment for COVID-19.

Survey sparks medicine supply concerns

29 April, 2020

A survey undertaken by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia reveals that hospital orders for medicines necessary to support ventilated beds are not being met.

Pharmacists step up and in to medicines safety

13 April, 2020 by Kristin Michaels, CEO, SHPA

Facilitating the safe and effective use of medicines is the core business of pharmacists, especially in hospitals.

Coronavirus may affect medicines supply

11 March, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Supplies of routine medicines in Australia may become dangerously scarce — or outright unavailable — as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak takes hold, experts have warned.

London patient cured of HIV, says case report

11 March, 2020

The London-based patient received a stem cell transplant from donors with the HIV-resistant gene CCR5.

SHPA releases new standard for geriatric medicine pharmacists

24 February, 2020

The standard highlights the need for pharmacists with specific geriatric medicine expertise to work as part of interdisciplinary teams to improve the safety and quality of care for older Australians.

Same medication, different price

02 December, 2019

Australia has ranked #40 in an index of 50 countries in a global study comparing the cost of some of the most widely recognised and indispensable medications.

SHPA's plan to advance Australia's pharmacy workforce

20 November, 2019

The SHPA has unveiled its bold vision for realising an advanced pharmacy profession, delivering quality use of medicines and benefiting all Australians.

Peers and residents celebrated at SHPA's MM2019

19 November, 2019

The annual scientific pharmacy conference saw Jacinta Costello named 2019 SHPA Resident of the Year.

Nanomesh a step forward in fight against antibiotic resistance

17 October, 2019

Researchers have developed a nanomesh capable of delivering drug treatments, which could provide a major step forward in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

The path to pharmacist prescribing

17 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has concluded that pharmacist prescribing as part of a collaborative healthcare team is viable.

PBAC recommends a strong remedy for antibiotic resistance

15 October, 2019 by Amy Sarcevic

Repeat antibiotic prescriptions are often unnecessary, do more harm than good and should be restricted, according to new recommendations by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Victorian adolescents can now access vaccination by pharmacists

15 October, 2019

The Victorian Government is lowering the minimum vaccination age from 16 years to 10 years for pharmacist vaccination in readiness for the 2020 influenza season.

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