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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


DVT meds help reduce risk

02 August, 2019

New kinds of blood thinners are signalling changes to the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a potential reduction in risk of blood clots, a review has found.


Digital pharmacy key to medicine safety and efficacy

30 July, 2019

Electronic prescriptions and real-time prescription monitoring are among projects tipped to empower pharmacists to be more accountable and responsible for medicine safety and efficacy.


Return Your Opioids campaign kicks off

17 July, 2019

As the TGA launches a new awareness campaign aimed at curbing opioid-related harm, an international collaboration has reported the worryingly high ratio of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients in Sweden.


When medicines run dry, what's your backup plan?

12 July, 2019 by Matthew Bellgrove, Owner and Compounding Pharmacist

What do you do when your hospital pharmacy can't fill a script?


Opposition for Qld trial to treat UTIs with antibiotics

11 July, 2019

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has spoken out about a Queensland Government trial to relax the dispensing of an antibiotic to treat urinary tract infections.


Drug boosts growth in young patients with dwarfism

18 June, 2019

A groundbreaking drug, developed in Melbourne, has had positive results in children with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism.


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