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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.


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.


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.


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.


Celebrating Australia's pharmacy technicians

15 October, 2019

On National Pharmacy Technician Day, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia has released a video to celebrate and honour Australia's pharmacy technicians.


Active ingredients: hospital pharmacy and medicines leadership

08 October, 2019 by Kristin Michaels*

Hospital pharmacists are in a position to drive medicines leadership.


Haines Medical Australia Disposable Paper Pill Cups

01 October, 2019

Haines Disposable Paper Pill Cups are suitable for use in hospitals, doctor clinics, dental centres and aged-care facilities. They are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to plastic pill cups.


Environmentally friendly paper pill cups

01 October, 2019

South West Healthcare have seen great results from the use of Haines Medical Environmentally Friendly Paper Pill Cups.


Worrying decline in medication use after heart surgery

13 September, 2019

Use of preventative medications is high early after heart surgery but decreases significantly over time — despite the fact that many of these medications are linked with lower mortality.


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