JUST 18% of Australians are aware of the National Return and Disposal of Unwanted Medicines (NatRUM) scheme, with most people simply putting unused drugs into their household rubbish.
ALPHAPHARM, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has announced it is recalling four batches of EpiPen 300 microgram adrenaline injection syringe auto-injectors, due to the potential failure to activate or the need to apply increased force to activate the device.
THE Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has supported the concept of full and open transparency on the part of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in its submission to the TGA relating to 'Expedited pathways for prescription medicines'.
BAYER will receive more than $30 million in damages and interest after receiving a favourable judgement in its long-running case with Generic Health over patent infringement for its Yasmin and YAZ oral contraceptives.
PHARMACY Daily readers continue to react to comments by Professor Robert Booy of the Influenza Specialists Group (PD Tue), who earlier this week claimed pharmacist flu vaccinations were using old stock not formulated for 2017 strains.
PHARMACY Guild executive director David Quilty has asked federal health minister Greg Hunt to follow up his positive speech at APP last week (PD 10 Mar) with urgent action.
THE Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has proposed a two-stage transitional pay arrangement of the Sunday penalty rate reduction.
CANBERRA'S Capital Health Network (CHN) has announced a year-long extension of a trial examining the benefits of using non-dispensing pharmacists in three local general practices.
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia and MIMS Australia have announced that Morgan Kennedy from Capital Chemist Wanniassa in the ACT is the 2016 MIMS Pharmacy Guild Intern of the Year.
NEW research out of Canada has shown that almost $1 billion could be freed up from the country's healthcare system and the broader economy simply by switching three categories of medicine from prescription to over-the-counter.