THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is encouraging pharmacists to play a larger part in the support and management of chronic pain patients.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
THE National Prescribing Service has identified several key prescribing software issues that have the potential to play an important role in patient safety.
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.
THE National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee has released the final Poisons Standard Amendment No.
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.