MEDIA reports surfaced in Western Australia yesterday that a prominent Fiona Stanley Hospital pharmacist is facing charges for stealing heavy-duty opioids and using them in his car.
LISTED digital medication adherence platform MedAdvisor has announced an extension of its agreement with Bupa, meaning patients with the health insurer will be offered the MedAdvisor system when they are discharged from certain Healthscope hospitals.
PHARMACY Guild executive director David Quilty says community pharmacies are "increasingly concerned about the slow rollout of the $50 million Pharmacy Trial Program (PTP)".
PHARMACY Alliance will take advantage of MPS automated medication management systems in a new partnership aimed at cutting time spent on manual packing.
AUSTRALIAN Pharmaceutical Industries this morning released its financial results for the year to 31 Aug, with a healthy 18% increase in underlying net profit after tax to $51.4 million.
AMERICA'S National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is urging independent pharmacies to band together in local networks to provide "enhanced services" to their patients.
HEALTH Minister Sussan Ley has confirmed the in-pharmacy Diabetes Screening Services trial will get under way in November, with about 360 metro, regional and rural pharmacies across Australia expected to take part (PD breaking news yesterday).
SIGMA Pharmaceuticals says it's concerned that the ongoing evolution of the pharmacy sector in Australia has meant "funding for the care side of pharmacy has been compromised".
Australian pharmacists, interns and pharmacy students are invited to take part in a stress and wellbeing survey being conducted by The Pharmacists' Support Service (PSS), renowned Professor Colin Chapman and Master Research Australasia.
First Pharmacy Trial program to launch next month.Health Minister Sussan Ley has just confirmed the in-pharmacy Diabetes Screening Services trial will get under way in November, with about 360 metro, regional and rural pharmacies across Australia expected to take part.It's the first trial under the government's $50 million Pharmacy Trial program, with Ley saying it has been designed to test a variety of approaches to detecting diabetes in pharmacy.The program will see patients use a validated AUDSRISK questionnaire to test for the risk of diabetes, as well as the use of further point of care tests to confirm whether the disease is present.