The head lice drug ivermectin is being touted as a coronavirus killer. But studies suggest it would need to be taken in mega-doses far higher than those currently used, with unknown side-effects.
The new Community Pharmacy Agreement will make it easier for Australia's pharmacists to spend time providing expert health advice to customers rather than focusing on retail revenues.
If your immunisation record is incomplete, you might repeat a vaccination unnecessarily, or miss out on government support, child care, or work. So it pays to check.
New manufacturing processes will revolutionise the way we take our medicines.
This is a pivotal time for policymakers to be vigilant about drug shortages and to ensure that Canadians have reliable access to safe drugs.
The UK government is allowing care homes and hospices to reuse leftover medicines during the pandemic. Here's why that's a good thing.
Testing everyone for COVID-19 isn't realistic in a country the size of the US, but there are ways to design testing systems that can catch most of the cases.
As the health care system tries to solve the crisis in care around the coronavirus, pharmacists stand ready to help, but they face limits.
As coronavirus continues to spread, older adults face a challenge: how to get the medications they need without putting themselves at risk. A new national survey shows they aren't prepared.
Pharmacies are essential services and will remain open, but some people will still have problems accessing medicines. Here's what you can do.
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There are cost-effective solutions to the problem of sub-standard drugs in Nigeria and other low-income countries.
The convenience of digital consultations can be compelling. But these services aren't without risk – especially when people don't interact directly with a health-care professional.
The Pharmacy Guild represents the owners of community pharmacies around the country. Their reach into every community and large political donations make them more powerful than other lobby groups.
Prominent GP and former MP Kerryn Phelps has weighed into the doctor-pharmacist turf war, saying pharmacists shouldn't prescribe because of their financial interests. But the evidence says otherwise.
During bushfire season, managing medication as well as respiratory conditions should be part of any emergency plan.
Pharmacies are paid a set amount to dispense most medicines, so the more they dispense, the greater their income. But there's a better way to pay pharmacists and improve health care at the same time.
You no longer have to go to your GP to get your flu shot or catch up on vaccinations you missed earlier in life or have waning immunity to. But they're unlikely to be free.
When codeine became a prescription only drug in 2018, the number of overdoses dropped, our new research shows. But restricting sales of codeine is only one way to reduce harm from opioids.
Clinical trials are used to establish that medicines work. But these don't take into account the genetic differences between us that can mean very different outcomes for different patients.