Clinical Services > Pharmacy

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.


Love it or lose it

15 May, 2019 by Kristin Michaels*

Lessons from a complicated history of hospital PBS funding.


Statins ineffective for 50% of high cholesterol patients

17 April, 2019

A new study has found that half of patients on statins have still not achieved healthy cholesterol within two years, suggesting a need for personalised care.


When hospitals lead to harm: opioid year of action

11 March, 2019 by Kristin Michaels*

With 70% of hospitals often supplying postoperative opioid prescriptions 'just in case', hospital pharmacies are in a position to take action.


New opioid prescription guide addresses growing addiction

08 February, 2019

Double the number of Australians are dying from opioid addiction than heroin. A new opioid prescription guide for medical practitioners seeks to address this.


Keep EpiPens out of hot cars

18 January, 2019

Patients should avoid leaving their EpiPens in hot cars in the summer as it decreases their potency, puttng patients at risk.


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