Clinical Services

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.


Monash superbug project to mobilise genomics, digital health and AI

23 November, 2020

The innovative project will integrate genomics, electronic healthcare data and AI technologies to address antimicrobial resistance in the healthcare system.


Interim results: Moderna vaccine candidate stable and effective

20 November, 2020

Interim analysis of Moderna's Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273 finds that the COVID-19 vaccine candidate has an efficacy of 94.5% and remains stable at -20°C for up to six months.


Tool helps manage pain in dementia residents

20 November, 2020

A tech partnership means that carers can now access a tool to help identify, monitor and reduce pain in dementia aged-care residents.


Drug-resistant UTIs: the canary in the coalmine

19 November, 2020

One of the world's most common infections will cost Australia more than $1 billion a year within the next decade if nothing is done to stop the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


Pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19 are at risk of blood clotting

17 November, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 may be at higher risk of blood clotting, especially those who become severely ill with the virus, says Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake of the Australian National University.


How did Royal Melbourne Hospital curb its COVID-19 outbreak?

16 November, 2020

Reported to have endured the largest institutional outbreak of COVID-19 in healthcare workers in Australia, the RMH's multidimensional response has been examined.


Partners take on cancer and heart disease

13 November, 2020

GE Healthcare and GenesisCare have partnered to tackle the globe's greatest health burdens: cancer and cardiovascular disease.


Vaccinate potential superspreaders first, researchers say

13 November, 2020

Macquarie University researchers have unveiled a strategy that models who should be vaccinated first.


Australian experts respond to Pfizer vaccine announcement

12 November, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech have issued a press release, announcing that their vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.


Research uncovers the hidden path of breast cancers

11 November, 2020

The secret pathway used by some aggressive breast cancers to avoid detection has been uncovered by researchers at Macquarie University.


School poisoning incidence calls for improved safety

09 November, 2020

Child and adolescent exposure to poisoning while at school is relatively common and appears to be increasing, according to research from the University of Sydney.


Australia secures two more vaccine candidates

06 November, 2020

The Australian Government has secured two more potential coronavirus vaccines for Australia.


Magic mushroom compound holds promise for depression

06 November, 2020

The active compound in magic mushrooms — psilocybin — has been found to produce large, rapid and sustained improvements in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.


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.


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