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Uncertain times: the year in review

Uncertain times: the year in review

A look back at some of the critical issues affecting community pharmacy in 2014.

Striking the right balance

Striking the right balance

While men have traditionally held most positions of power within pharmacy, Christie Moffat finds calls for change are gaining strength.

The 12 most influential people in pharmacy

The 12 most influential people in pharmacy

This month’s edition of Pharmacy News magazine reveals the 12 most influential people in pharmacy.

A matter of ethics: the homeopathy debate

A matter of ethics: the homeopathy debate

What will it take for pharmacists to stop selling diet pills, detoxes and homeopathic products? David Brill examines the debate around stocking 'bogus' medicines.

News Review: Which aisle has the blood tests?

News Review: Which aisle has the blood tests?

The threat posed by retailers to community pharmacist ownership of pharmacies is a recurring theme in Australian pharmacy history.

News

Two-thirds will pay for pharmacy services: Guild

Two-thirds will pay for pharmacy services: Guild

Most consumers are willing to pay for pharmacy services, the Pharmacy Guild believes.

Pharmacy ownership the ultimate turf protection: Morton

Pharmacy ownership the ultimate turf protection: Morton

Replacing GP consultations with pharmacy visits ignores the reality of the skills and training of both professions, a senior AMA official says.

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Videos

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Features

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Opinion

Dispensing wisdom

Sue Edwards, president of PSA SA branch

Dispensing wisdom

December 2014 saw the release of the Australian Industry Report 2013-14 which forecasted that robots and automation could displace pharmacist jobs.

Welcoming the new health minister

Grant Kardachi, national president of the PSA

Welcoming the new health minister

The appointment of a new Minister for Health late last year comes at an important time for the profession; a time when the next Community Pharmacy Agreement is to be negotiated while the profession…

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Education

Managing the change: treating menopause

Managing the change: treating menopause

MENOPAUSE is a normal change that women go through when the ovarian reserve has been depleted. It marks the end of reproductive life and the end of menstruation.

Skin in the game:treating dermatitis

Skin in the game:treating dermatitis

Dermatitis is an overarching term to describe a number of skin conditions with an allergic or inflammatory origin.

  • Running out of puff

    Running out of puff

    What are the latest developments in smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, and what is the most up-to-date evidence-based advice?


  • Getting the combination right for OTC codeine

    Getting the combination right for OTC codeine

    When seeking an over the counter (OTC) 'strong' pain reliever many consumers turn to combination analgesics containing codeine (CACC).


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Business

Looking ahead for pharmacy in 2015

Looking ahead for pharmacy in 2015

I hope you had a busy and successful festive season, while also having some time to celebrate your successes in 2014.

KPIs critical to business success

KPIs critical to business success

The best way to improve profit is to know what are your ‘Critical Success Factors’ (CSFs).

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Guest Content

Expanding the role of pharmacists: How space impacts service

Expanding the role of pharmacists: How space impacts service

With the trend towards added consulting services and a host of specialised products far beyond that of the traditional product dispenser, pharmacies are facing the increasing need to adapt their store space to accommodate their added responsibilities.

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Travel

Bed down with Bond

Bed down with Bond

James Bond is not only a master of martinis, martial arts and seduction - he also has impeccable taste in hotels. travel weekly partnered up with Qantas to find six hotels with a 007 cameo role

Wine tasting around Australia

Wine tasting around Australia

Qantas epiQure invites their members for some ultimate wine tasting

  • 3 Wackiest Travel Insurance Claims

    Truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to some of the insurance claims made by travellers

  • The Carbon Tax Explained

    What does the carbon tax mean for you? This infographic gets to grips with the nuts and bolts of the...

  • Racist travel agency comes under fire

    Take a look at this tourism ad which promotes Asia with a message that can't be read unless you squint...

  • Japan's Comeback

    Five of Japan'smost iconic sights that are guaranteed to have your clients whipping out the camera for that perfect shot

  • Tasmania's 3 best outdoor activities

    Whether your client likes adrenalin charging through their veins or a more sedate experience, Tasmania serves up a smorgasbord of...

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