Pharmacy Daily headlines (3514 found)

Mon 18 Oct 10

GPs mistrust pharmacists

TWO thirds of Australian doctors do not trust pharmacists to dispense prescriptions exactly as prescribed, according to the recently released Originators vs Generics GP Poll.

Fri 15 Oct 10

CVS busted for meth role

US pharmacy giant CVS has been slapped with a whopping US$77.6 million fine after it was busted by authorities for inadequately monitoring the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine.

Fri 15 Oct 10

Intern programs approved

THE Pharmacy Board of Australia has given formal approval to two pharmacy Intern Training Programs as part of the accreditation process under the new National Scheme.

Thu 14 Oct 10

FDA biphosphonate alert

THE US Food and Drug Administration has overnight issued a warning about possible increased risks of thigh bone fractures in patients taking biphosponates.

Wed 13 Oct 10

NZ Guild slams Abbott recall

THE voluntary withdrawal of Abbott’s sibutramine (Reductil) from the New Zealand market has drawn criticism from The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand.

Tue 12 Oct 10

ACCC allergy attack launch

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated legal action against five companies and four individuals over alleged false and misleading claims regarding allergy treatments.

Tue 12 Oct 10

Cold medication rescheduling

THE TGA is seeking submissions on proposed amendments to the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons which would see changes to the scheduling of a wide range of cough and cold medicines.

Mon 11 Oct 10

GMiA backs up its own 1%

THE Generics Medicines Industry Association has provided an additional data table to back up its statement that the current level of non-price benefits as a proportion of total benefits provided to pharmacy by its members is less than 1% (PD Fri).

Mon 11 Oct 10

Abbott withdraws sibutramine

AUSTRALIAN pharmacists will cease to receive any more supplies of Abbott’s weight loss drug Reductil (sibutramine) after the manufacturer voluntarily withdrew the therapy from the market.

Fri 08 Oct 10

Light drinking won’t harm

A UK study published in the Journal of epidemiology and Community Health has called into question the hard line stance against light drinking when pregnant.

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