Tag Archives: pharmacists

Pharmacists step up in a heartbeat

Australian pharmacists are stepping out in a nationwide campaign to identify Australians with a condition that increases their risk of stroke five-fold. Hearts4Heart, an organisation supporting Australians with heart arrhythmia, created the campaign in which more than 25 pharmacies across Australia have been invited to team up and offer free …

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Men living alone have problems taking Warfarin

Men living alone have more difficulty taking the blood thinning drug Warfarin than women, according to research presented this week at the 2019 World Congress of Cardiology. Dr Anders Bonde from Gentofte University Hospital in Copenhagen said the study suggests men are more dependent on their partner than women when …

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Juliet Richards to speak at PSA Expert Interview

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s National Conference from July 26-28 focuses on the theme ‘Pharmacists in 2023. General practice pharmacist, credentialed diabetes educator, health coach and co-author of ‘What am I Taking?’ Juliet Richards, will hone in on that during the Expert Interview on Saturday, July 27. On July 27, …

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Widen pharmacist MBS access: Guild

Pharmacists should be able to access the MBS when delivering services to consumers irrespective of where the pharmacist is practising, the Pharmacy Guild has stressed in a submission to the federal government. The submission to an Allied Health Reference Group (AHRG) inquiry supports pharmacist eligibility for MBS items for provision …

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PSA: meds review need is opportunity for pharmacy

Older Australians need to begin regular medicine reviews, which can be conducted by pharmacists, due to an increase in polypharmacy, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has reported. “As the report states, older people are likely to be using several medicines at once, which places them at greater risk of medicine-related harm,” …

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Allergy Show advantage for the only pharmacy group

Asthma Australia has invited Advantage Group to attend the Allergy Show as the only pharmacy group at the event this weekend (July 12-14) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The group’s pharmacists will offer advice, education and support to delegates on how to manage asthma, allergies, anaphylaxis and eczema. …

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Guardian’s knitting effort keeping homeless warm

Guardian Pharmacy says the first month of its Knitting for Good 2019 campaign has been a success with an immediate and significant rise in the participation and involvement of its member pharmacies. Now in its 21st year, the campaign calls on “crafty” Australians to put their knitting skills to good …

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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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