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Tue 03 Aug 10

ASMI: don’t fear calcium!


THE Australian Self Medication Industry has responded to research published in the British Medical Journal which linked an increased risk of heart disease with calcium supplements (PD 30 Jul), saying the association was “controversial”.


Mon 02 Aug 10

New US Sigma suitor?


SIGMA could be looking at the piecemeal sale of its holdings, after courting interest in its generics business from US-based Watson Pharmaceuticals.


Fri 30 Jul 10

ASMIs new director steps up


DR Deon Schoombie has today officially taken the reins as Executive Director at the Australian Self Medication Industry.


Fri 30 Jul 10

Nurse prescribing limited


NURSE practitioners will only be able to prescribe PBS medications with the formal consent of patients’ general practitioners, under new “collaborative care arrangements” confirmed by the govt this week.


Thu 29 Jul 10

Willach looking to hospitals


THE collapse of the Australian operations of pharmacy robotics supplier Gollmann Bouw (PD 21 Jul) hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm for the local market of the other major player in the market, Willach + Heise.


Wed 28 Jul 10

NZ pharmacy warfarin trial


THE Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand has welcomed the decision to fund a pilot warfarin scheme within community pharmacies.


Tue 27 Jul 10

Sanofi-aventis promotion


JEZ Moulding, currently general manager of Sanofi-aventis in Australia and New Zealand, has been promoted to a new role as Vice President, Pacific for the company.


Tue 27 Jul 10

$277m for mental health


HEALTH minister Nicola Roxon says that mental health in Australia will be enhanced by the govt’s plans for primary health reform.


Mon 26 Jul 10

UK pharmacist consultation


PHARMACISTS in the United Kingdom are being asked to “shape their own future” in a consultation by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain on ‘supervision’ regulations.


Mon 26 Jul 10

NZ cough reclassification


NEW Zealand’s Medsafe medicines regulator has reclassified cough and cold medicines containing dextromethorphan and phenylephrine as pharmacy-only as pharmacy-only for children under 12 years of age.




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