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Mon 19 Feb 18

‘Pharmacy first’ says NHS


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PARENTS of young children with minor illnesses should take them to pharmacies rather than GPs or an A&E, a new NHS England campaign says, reports the BBC.


Mon 19 Feb 18

Med cannabis challenges


WITH society's growing demand for access to medicinal cannabis, physicians and regulators are facing "significant challenges" keeping pace, according to Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) authors writing in the MJA.


Fri 16 Feb 18

Pulling back the PBS veil


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ACKNOWLEDGING that many Australians are unaware of the processes involved in bringing new medicines to Australia, Pharmaceutical research giant GSK and ViiV have joined to create a new report intended to "pull back the curtain" on the PBS.


Fri 16 Feb 18

Pharmacy tobacco sales?


DRAMATICALLY changing the retail distribution of tobacco products so they become available exclusively in pharmacies, is a strategy explored by University of Otago, New Zealand researchers.


Fri 16 Feb 18

Pharmacist-led Rx education


PHARMACIST-LED education for junior doctors has proved to be effective in reducing prescription writing errors in a Melbourne study published in the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia's Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.


Thu 15 Feb 18

Merger boosts TWG result


TERRY White Group's (TWG) merger with Chemmart in Oct 2016 (PD 27 Oct 16) has delivered a "substantial increase" to revenue and earnings, according to its financial statements for the half year to 31 Dec 2017.


Thu 15 Feb 18

ACT real-time monitoring


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THE ACT Government has committed to implementing real-time prescription monitoring in the next 12 months, according to the Territory's Health and Well-Being Minister, Meegan Fitzharris.


Wed 14 Feb 18

No sunset on location rule


AS A key element of the 2017 Pharmacy Compact, the National Health Amendment passed by the Senate yesterday abolishes the sunset clause of the Location Rules, ensuring that the rules do not automatically expire at the end of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) in Jun 2020.


Wed 14 Feb 18

Eagle Health diabetes wins


ASX-LISTED Eagle Health has outlined ambitious plans to further boost its presence in China, building on the success of its "Hutang 1" Australian pre-meal shake product for Type 2 diabetes and Pre-Type 2 diabetes in the Chinese market.


Wed 14 Feb 18

Webstercare cuts 6CPA red tape


TO MEET the needs of pharmacists complying with the increased Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) dose administration (DAA) funding reporting requirements, effective 01 Feb, Webstercare has announced its Medication Management Software (MMS) system offers a solution that cuts the administrative red tape.


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