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Delaying the second dose of Pfizer’s vaccine could be dangerous, immunologist warns

12 January, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

An immunologist at the University of Queensland has cautioned over the UK's decision to delay second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.


The psychology of anti-vaxxers

14 December, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Psychologists have shed light on why seemingly intelligent people ignore the evidence base supporting vaccines and label them unsafe, despite having little to no expertise on scientific methodology.


Cost and disrupted routines threaten medication safety at Christmas

07 December, 2020

The Christmas holiday period can present as a particularly challenging time for medication adherence.


The most common and costly drugs of 2019–2020

02 December, 2020

Which prescription medicines are most commonly used in Australia? Which have the greatest cost to the Australian Government?


SHPA Virtual Congress award winners announced

25 November, 2020

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has hosted a successful, celebratory and all-virtual 2020 SHPA Virtual Congress.


Medication safety is everyone's business

05 November, 2020 by Kristin Michaels, SHPA CEO

With the use of medication being the most common healthcare intervention, the challenge of upholding safety has never been more important.


HIV study set to change international treatment recommendations

22 October, 2020

New findings by researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are set to change international treatment recommendations for people with newly diagnosed HIV.


Report finds high use of antimicrobials in major cities

23 September, 2020

Sustained high use of antimicrobial medicines has been demonstrated in a five-year trend report released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.


New antibiotic takes on drug-resistant bacteria

01 September, 2020

Dr Amy Cain and her colleagues have designed an antimicrobial peptide that holds promise for the future treatment of drug-resistant bacteria.


Pollution responsible for antibiotic resistance, research finds

26 August, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Scientists at the University of Georgia appear to have found a link between pollution and antibiotic resistance in a landmark study published this year.


Program helps pharmacists wise up to pain

31 July, 2020

A new online program has been launched to ensure pharmacists are well placed to manage pain.


Lessons learnt from medicines crunch amid coronavirus

18 July, 2020 by Kristin Michaels, CEO The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

SHPA CEO Kristin Michaels looks at what the coronavirus pandemic has revealed about Australia's medicine supply.


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.


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