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The introduction of Active Ingredient Prescribing is generally a positive move, but at the Guild we are worried about how issues surrounding this initiative’s introduction may be affecting our patients.
The introduction of Active Ingredient Prescribing (AIP) from 1 February has already seen some concerns raised over errors in writing and dispensing prescriptions.
Debate in Federal Parliament – to enable pharmacists to substitute a different medicine for one that has been prescribed where there is a serious scarcity of the prescribed medicine – has seen the role of pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year highlighted by MPs from the Government and the Opposition.
Smaller pharmacies have proven to be more nimble than big chains during the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Institute for Local Self-Reliance says.
The diverse and wide range of ethnic communities located in the Darwin suburb of Leanyer have presented challenges for the area’s Hibiscus Day and Night Pharmacy.
A tool to help regulators enhance strategies and create the necessary regulatory frameworks to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through pharmacist-led vaccination programs has been developed by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
Teal Ribbon Day, being held on 24 February, is a day to support Australians affected by ovarian cancer and educate people about this deadly disease to change the story for future generations.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is pleased to announce that the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, will be addressing delegates at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP) on Thursday 20 May.
The Government’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is a great program which aims to reduce the incidence of this disease.
The introduction of Active Ingredient Prescribing this week marks a major change in pharmacy practice.
The crucial role played by community pharmacists and their staff was highlighted during the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 last week.
Improved patient access to healthcare through community pharmacies needs to be a health priority in the 2021-22 Federal Budget, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia says.
The introduction of electronic prescriptions continues to gather pace and it is expected that both models of electronic prescriptions - Token and Active Script List (ASL) - will be rolled out nationally in the coming months.
A large proportion of pharmacy schools and faculties do not offer digital health education or training, according to the findings of a survey by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
Five pharmacists have been honoured in this year’s Australia Day Order of Australia Awards.
The 14th National Student Business Plan Competition is now underway – testing the flair and entrepreneurship of students preparing for a career in community pharmacy.
The Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP) organisers, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, have reminded potential attendees of the approaching deadline for discounted tickets to attend APP2021 (20-23 May, Gold Coast).
Life for most of us has always been busy and challenging. Then the pandemic hit, throwing our carefully structured daily routines into chaos and leaving us unsure of what the future holds… not knowing what ‘normal’ looks like anymore.