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HPS’ Pharmacy Business articles provide a look at what’s happening within the broader pharmacy industry, including legislative changes and other factors affecting the pharmacy industry. See below to view the most recent Pharmacy Business articles.

Duty of Care: Day Surgery

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Patient commitment to day surgery is reflected in the national statistics, with around 1.34 million elective day procedures occurring within Australian private facilities annually. The anxiety about the procedure that some patients may feel…

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Good Medication Orders Get Better Results

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Errors occur in the management of 5-20% of medications ordered in Australian hospitals; and up to 43% of these are preventable. An audit of medication charts in one NSW hospital confirmed these statistics, with…

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Clinical Trials Conducted at Pacific Private

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HPS Pharmacies has worked with Tasman Oncology Research since 2011 to provide patients access to new medications to treat cancer at Pacific Private Day Hospital and Allamanda Private Hospital. Clinical trials give many cancer…

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Pharmacists to Administer Vaccines in 2014 Influenza Season

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As the aging demographic of medical practitioners continues to drive rethinking of effective ways to provide healthcare, pharmacists are preparing to trial a new service – administering vaccines. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and…

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“Complements” to the English Language

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Another term that causes confusion is “complementary”, which often appears as “complimentary”. Complementary has its roots in the Latin word complere, meaning “to complete”. Complementary medicines are those which have not been proven to…

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Par-ent(er)al Demystified

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Did you know fentanyl patches can be administered parenterally? Of course the contents of any patch should only be applied topically, but common usage has narrowed the interpretation of parenteral, by many, to mean…

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