Pharmacy Daily headlines (3508 found)

Fri 24 Sep 10

New pill for Aussie women

AUSTRALIAN women, for the first time ever, now have access to a ‘natural pill’ Qlaira (oestradiol valerate and dienogest).

Thu 23 Sep 10

Tax cuts Aussie smoking

THE recent 25% tax increase on cigrettes has led to significant reductions in smokers daily intake, and around 300,000 successful quitters, according to the latest research commissioned by Pfizer.

Thu 23 Sep 10

R&D breaks through $1b

FOR the first time ever, the Australian medicines industry research and development investment has topped the $1 billion dollar mark.

Wed 22 Sep 10

APLF clarifies new CPD

PEAK group the Australian Pharmacy Liaison Forum (APLF) has issued a list of frequently asked questions and answers about continuing professional development for pharmacists under the new National Registration and Accreditation scheme.

Tue 21 Sep 10

HMR’s for economic boost

HOME Medicines Reviews can result in a significant decrease in healthcare utilisation costs, according to the results of the Economic Value of Home Medicines Reviews study, conducted by the University of Tasmania.

Tue 21 Sep 10

Blackmores breaks records!

AROUND 34,200 people competed in this years Blackmores Sydney Running Festival last Sunday.

Mon 20 Sep 10

MS drug breakthrough

THE first-ever tablet treatment for people living with multiple sclerosis, Movectro (cladribine), has received Therapeutic Goods Administration approval.

Mon 20 Sep 10

Pharmacist prescriber push

THE expansion of the role of pharmacists and other health practitioners into prescribing may help to alleviate building pressures on Australia’s healthcare system brought about by an ageing population, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Fri 17 Sep 10

Drug/test feedback wanted

THE Department of Health and Ageing is seeking feedback on new Draft Information Requests for Assessing Co-Dependent Technologies.

Thu 16 Sep 10

Harvey slams CM report

LA TROBE University’s Ken Harvey has hit back at comments made by the Australian Self- Medication Industry’s Deon Schoombie (PD Tue) over the report into the cost effectiveness of complementary medicines, saying that the ASMI director “conveniently skipped over” several points.

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