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Mon 04 Apr 11

Coversyl Coumadin confusion


PHARMACISTS are being warned to take particular care when dispensing prescriptions of Coversyl (perindopril) and Coumadin (warfarin) 5mg, because of similar packaging of the medications.


Mon 04 Apr 11

Martindale to be dropped


A LIST of compulsory reference materials for pharmacists released today by the Pharmacy Board of Australia is proposing to remove Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, as well as requiring pharmacists to have access to Therapeutic Guidelines Series, eTG or equivalent.


Fri 01 Apr 11

Arthritis spending triples


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AUSTRALIA’S expenditure on disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has tripled over the last decade, according to the latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


Fri 01 Apr 11

PBS price cuts start to bite


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STATUTORY price reductions of up to 16% apply to nine new drugs from today, under the ongoing PBS reform process in Australia.


Thu 31 Mar 11

Humira pushes boundaries


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TOMORROW’S PBS listing of Humira for the treatment of Crohn’s disease is likely to see an expansion of the role of pharmacists, because the medication will be the only PBS listed only treatment patients can administer at home.


Thu 31 Mar 11

Aussie/NZ pharmacist alliance


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THIS week ties between the New Zealand and Australian pharmacy sectors were strengthened, with the signing of a strategic alliance between the The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ).


Wed 30 Mar 11

Senate to investigate S100


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THE supply of PBS medicines by remote Aboriginal Health Services (AHS) is set to be the focus of a new probe by the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee.


Tue 29 Mar 11

TGA recalls Pneumovax 23


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AN Immediate recall of Batch N3336 of Merck Sharp and Dohme’s pneumococcal vaccine Pneumovax 23 has been issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.


Tue 29 Mar 11

Talk about self-management


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PHARMACISTS should discuss the benefits of arthritis selfmanagement programs with patients as a way to make their dayto- day care more effective, according to Arthritis NSW.


Mon 28 Mar 11

TGA’s $67.5 m Pan payout


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THE Federal Court has ratified the $67.5 million settlement in the long-running Pan Pharmaceuticals class action, meaning that the compensation payouts over the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s forced closure of the firm in 2003 has cost taxpayers more than $120m in total.




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