Tag Archives: pharmacists

My Health Record: learning opportunity for PAs

Pharmacy assistants play an important role in helping customers obtain the medicines they need, and part of that process is using My Health Record in the supply of medicines and advice to customers. Often pharmacy assistants have well established relationships with customers, based on familiarity, time and the previous high-quality …

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Calls for transparency over payments from big pharma

While transparency around payments by the pharmaceutical industry to doctors is in decline in Australia, payments to other non-prescribing healthcare professionals are less well understood, says a research letter published this week. New analysis in the letter, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals pharmaceutical industry payments to Australian non-prescribing healthcare …

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PSA reminds Coalition of commitments

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) looks forward to working with the re-elected Morrison government to address medicine safety, negotiating the next Community Pharmacy Agreement and delivering better healthcare for all Australians. “PSA’s ‘Pharmacists in 2023’ report shows how an evolved healthcare system can empower pharmacists to provide more effective …

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Engage with care

Delivering harm reduction services is a key part of the pharmacist’s role and pharmacists should (and do) endeavour to offer these services to all people in their community, according to the Pharmacy Guild. However, to deliver these services, the Guild says pharmacists must inevitably engage with people who use drugs …

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Main parties support PSA medicine safety agenda

The Coalition, Labor Party and the Greens have all responded to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) five election action items, ahead of the federal election —highlighting their support for the valuable role pharmacists play in our healthcare system. Both the Coalition and the Greens have committed to declaring medicine …

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Pharmacist prescribing win for patients

The options put forward by the Pharmacy Board in its discussion paper on pharmacist prescribing have been closely examined by the Pharmacy Guild. Aspects that have been examined include what would work best in community pharmacy, and what would produce the best health outcomes for patients. The Guild is clear …

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Access to medicinal cannabis simplified

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch has welcomed the Government’s decision to repeal the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Act 2016 to make it easier for patients to access medicinal cannabis. Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch President, Professor Trent Twomey said the decision removes a key barrier and bureaucratic red tape …

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Guild President’s fierce response

Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President George Tambassis has penned a passionate open letter to raise awareness of the dangers of tinkering unnecessarily with the PBS. In particular, Mr Tambassis raises serious concerns over the recently proposed idea to increase quantities of routinely dispensed medicines. Below is Mr Tambassis’ 26th …

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PSA19 pharmacist conference

Early bird registrations are open for PSA19, this year’s annual conference, hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) from 26 to 28 July 2019 in Sydney. The conference will showcase how to enhance roles, recognition and remuneration for pharmacists as the custodians of medicine safety to improve healthcare for …

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