Pharmacy Daily headlines (3146 found)

Fri 30 Apr 10

PSA on pain management

THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is encouraging pharmacists to play a larger part in the support and management of chronic pain patients.

Fri 30 Apr 10

RACP slams new GMiA code

THE Royal Australasian College of Physicians has urged the Generic Medicines Industry Association (GMiA) to further strengthen its proposed code of conduct, which is currently under consideration by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commisssion (PD 13 Apr).

Thu 29 Apr 10

New rego standards update

THE new Pharmacy Board of Australia has published a new fact sheet explaining the obligations for pharmacists under the newly approved national Registration Standards (PD 12 Apr).

Thu 29 Apr 10

API half year soars 54.5%

AUSTRALIAN Pharmaceutical Industries has released its half year results for the period ending 28 Feb, which reveal a net profit increase of 54% to $10.3 million.

Wed 28 Apr 10

Cold reschedule on the table

THE National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee will at its next meeting consider the rescheduling of 22 over the counter cough and cold medicines, with proposals that they be Schedule 4 when used in children aged under six.

Tue 27 Apr 10

Disease expenditure in Aus

THE Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report which provides an overview of health system expenditure on disease and injury in Australia between 2004 and 2005.

Tue 27 Apr 10

NPS raises software issues

THE National Prescribing Service has identified several key prescribing software issues that have the potential to play an important role in patient safety.

Fri 23 Apr 10

Child influenza shot alert

DOCTORS are being urged to halt the administration of all seasonal flu vaccines, following a move by the WA government to suspend its free vaccination program for children under 5yrs.

Fri 23 Apr 10

New schedule amendments

THE National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee has released the final Poisons Standard Amendment No.

Thu 22 Apr 10

Harvey slams generic code

LA TROBE University’s School of Public Health has formally objected to the proposed Generic Medicines Industry Association Code of Practice (PD 13 Apr), saying it is “considerably weaker (and less specific)” than the codes of Medicines Australia and the Australian Self-Medication Industry.

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