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Mon 18 Dec 17

Pharmacy confidence high – UTS


THE 2017 UTS Pharmacy Barometer has reached the highest confidence level in the measure's six-year history, reflecting gains in employee pharmacist remuneration and optimism that pharmacies will increase in value.


Mon 18 Dec 17

PSA urges GP-pharmacy trial


Pharmacy Daily

THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has recommended the implementation of a large-scale trial to integrate pharmacists into general practice, as part of its submission for the 2018-19 Federal Budget which was unveiled today.


Fri 15 Dec 17

SHPA residency expands


MORE Australian hospitals have decided to seek accreditation to host Foundation Residents through the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Residency Program in 2018, growing the program by seven sites in the new year.


Fri 15 Dec 17

Litigation drives investigation


FEAR of litigation and the need to manage patient expectations are the top two reasons why some health professionals are requesting unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, according to new research from Choosing Wisely Australia.


Thu 14 Dec 17

eRx reaches ‘critical mass’


Pharmacy Daily

ERX Script Exchange has recorded a milestone this month, achieving 2 billion clinical records while also delivering most electronic prescriptions in under one second.


Thu 14 Dec 17

Sigma’s LEAPP to success


SIGMA Healthcare's LEAPP Dispensary Excellence program (PD 09 Mar 2017) is generating significant increases in pharmacy services and sales for the 46 pharmacies nationally who have taken up the program.


Wed 13 Dec 17

VPA acts on pharmacy feedback


THE Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA) says it expects the outcome of an external review commissioned 12 months ago to "result in improvements to allow the Authority to ensure that the complex commercial arrangements common in the contemporary pharmacy ownership environment comply with the ownership restrictions of the Act".


Wed 13 Dec 17

Weekes resigns from NPS


DR LYNN Weekes AM has confirmed her resignation as ceo of NPS MedicineWise, with the organisation's board saying she had executed "20 years of exceptional leadership".


Tue 12 Dec 17

CPAP pharmacist training


Pharmacy Daily

PHARMACISTS are being empowered to consider offering professional services around sleep apnoea, with the release of a new training program focusing on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) delivery.


Tue 12 Dec 17

Amgen amends direct deal


AMGEN has announced changes to its controversial direct-to-pharmacy distribution model for Prolia, as part of its "ongoing commitment to work closely with community pharmacy to provide support through the transition".


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