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Pharmacists - get ready for your new role in managing HIV medicines

March 20, 2015

From July 2015 community pharmacies will be dispensing HIV antiretrovirals. SHPA's Introduction to HIV workshop will help community pharmacists to be ready.

People who take more than four doses of medicines daily more likely to rush to crush

March 11, 2015

More than 14% of people have trouble swallowing tablets or capsules. Furthermore, people who take more than four doses of medicines a day are more likely to crush or modify their tablets or capsules to make them easier to swallow according to research published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.

Pharmacists: prepare to manage vaccine-associated anaphylaxis

March 11, 2015

Pharmacists who inject vaccines must be prepared to give adrenaline using an auto-injector if a patient suffers the extremely rare side effect of anaphylaxis, say researchers.

Serious medication mix-ups highlight importance of barcode scanning

March 11, 2015

Two Australian incidents reported in the latest issue of Medication Safety in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research highlight the importance of barcode scanning in the dispensing process.

Pfizer Pharmacy Grant

March 6, 2015

This grant could help you get to a conference or do a preceptorship.

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  • Pharmacists - get ready for your new role in managing HIV medicines
  • From July 2015 community pharmacies will be dispensing HIV antiretrovirals. SHPA's Introduction to HIV workshop will help community pharmacists to be ready.
  • People who take more than four doses of medicines daily more likely to rush to crush
  • More than 14% of people have trouble swallowing tablets or capsules. Furthermore, people who take more than four doses of medicines a day are more likely to crush or modify their tablets or capsules to make them easier to swallow according to research published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.
  • Pharmacists: prepare to manage vaccine-associated anaphylaxis
  • Pharmacists who inject vaccines must be prepared to give adrenaline using an auto-injector if a patient suffers the extremely rare side effect of anaphylaxis, say researchers.

     

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