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Autonomous prescribing the only way

The Pharmacy Board of Australia’s proposals for collaborative or supervised prescribing by community pharmacists have been rejected by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The Guild believe autonomous prescribing for Pharmacists is the only possible option. It has published the reasoning for this stance in a response to the recent discussion …

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PSA hits back

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia National President Dr Chris Freeman has hit back at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in an open letter published this week. Dr Freeman’s strong and unequivocal letter is in response to the RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon’s call for the Queensland government to reconsider …

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AF leading cause of CV hospitalisation

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the irregular, rapid heart rate that can cause heart palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath and death, has overtaken heart failure and heart attacks as the leading cause of cardiovascular (CV) hospitalisation, a South Australian study has found. Researchers analysed data collected over two decades by the Australian …

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New CPD modules for pharmacists

The Australian College of Pharmacy (the College) has announced the release of nine new CPD activities which are available to ALL Australian pharmacists at no cost. The nine modules are online and interactive, covering two important over the counter areas: Nutrients and supplements, and allergic rhinitis and skin allergies. The …

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CAR-T leukaemia treatment is here

The future in cancer treatment has arrived for Australian children and young adults battling leukaemia, with the availability of CAR-T therapy in this country, according to Rare Cancers Australia (RCA). The organisation congratulated Health Minister Greg Hunt on the historical approval and reimbursement of Australia’s first chimeric antigen receptor T …

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Gold for a top Guild pharmacy

The Pharmacy Guild has congratulated healthSAVE Wilkinson’s Pharmacy on winning the 2019 Guild Award for Excellence in Community Engagement – Health Services. In the Tasmanian coastal town of Burnie, healthSAVE Wilkinson’s Pharmacy has operated at the same site for more than 35 years. The Guild says it continues to serve …

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Blackmores updates online guide

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals can now check more than 300 potential interactions between complementary and prescription medicines. Blackmores Institute’s online Complementary Medicine Interactions Guide has been updated with the latest peer-reviewed data and new herbal and nutritional ingredients. This latest guide in the series, which has been reviewed and …

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