High-achieving pharmacist Taren Gill is the first Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) to be appointed as a National Board Director to help shape the future of the profession, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said today.
Amid universal cries for measured behaviour around the use of antibiotics with the increasing risks of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the first nationwide survey of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria in Australian animals has found low rates of resistance to critically important drugs, comparing very favourably with other countries around the world.
University of Technology (UTS) Pharmacy recently partnered with Chemmart to develop the ‘Chemmart Community Innovation Scholarship,’ designed to facilitate professional services training which aims to produce a work-ready UTS pharmacy graduate.
Geelong AFL hi-profile player and melanoma survivor Tim “Bluey” McGrath is encouraging 100 businesses to donate $100 with a target of raising $10,000 for the Melanoma Institute of Australia, in light of Jarryd Roughead’s melanoma diagnosis.
Victorian pharmacist Joe Demarte has been re-elected as president for a second term by the National Board of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
Perhaps not surprisingly, sales of throat lozenges and tissues consistently peak in winter months, according to latest findings from Roy Morgan Research.
Researchers may have found a much less invasive method than performing a mastectomy to help prevent aggressive breast cancer developing in women with the faulty BRCA1 gene.
All health professionals including pharmacists, as well as consumers, have a responsibility to work together to reduce Australia’s dependence on antibiotics and resultant increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
Pharmacists need to stay alert to communications from the Department of Health, Diabetes Australia and the Pharmacy Guild to ensure their staff are prepared for patient enquiries and to inform them of some of the NDSS changes, according to Anthony Tassone, president of the Vic Branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) have welcomed the news that community pharmacists in Victoria have now been approved to administer adult influenza and whooping cough vaccinations.