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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.


Thu 22 Apr 10

PBS risk to new medicines


THERE’S a “grave risk” that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will be unable to continue supporting the development of new medicines in the future, according to Medicines Australia ceo Dr Brendan Shaw.


Wed 21 Apr 10

Hospital plan ‘good first step’


THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia says yesterday’s agreement between the Federal Government and its state and territory counterparts over hospital reform is “a good step towards reforming the whole health-care system in Australia”.


Tue 20 Apr 10

OTC advisory committee


THE Therapeutic Goods Administration has named the members of its new Advisory Committee on Non-prescriptoin Medicines, which has been formed to advise and make recommendations regarding the entry of non-prescription medicines on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.


Tue 20 Apr 10

Pharmacist identity checks


THE new national Pharmacy Board of Australia has confirmed that from 01 Jul it will require new applicants for registration to meet proof of identity requirements, which rely on a 100 point check.




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