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Fri 10 Dec 10

Board looks at prescribing


THE Pharmacy Board of Australia has reiterated that it is “open to exploring possibilities” which would see pharmacists endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines.


Thu 09 Dec 10

Nicabate goes onto PBS


HEALTH minister Nicola Roxon this morning announced that effective 01 Feb 2011 Nicabate transdermal patches would become available under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.


Thu 09 Dec 10

Health ‘investment’ – MA


MEDICINES Australia says that government health spending should be regarded as a “key investment in Australia’s ageing population and productivity, rather than a burden on the public purse”.


Wed 08 Dec 10

CSL set to grow in 2010


AUSTRALIAN pharmaceutical company CSL has said it expects it will grow its research and development sector between 5-7% over the next few years.


Tue 07 Dec 10

APESMA rights campaign


THE Pharmacists’ Division of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (PDA) has announced a new ‘Protect your rights at work’ industrial campaign folllwing “alarming increases in workplace abuse of conditions by pharmacy employers”.


Tue 07 Dec 10

API’s new trading terms


THE impact of Pfizer ceasing sales of its prescription medication through wholesalers (PD yesterday), in combination with the recently passed PBS refoms, will leave Australian Pharmaceutical Industries “with no choice but to look at measures to recover lost income”.


Mon 06 Dec 10

Board boosts intern capacity


PHARMACY students hoping to gain internship have been given a helping hand, after an agreement between The Pharmacy Board of Australia, and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on a set of initiatives which will support the efficient registration of pharmacy interns.


Mon 06 Dec 10

Pfizer to bypass wholesalers


PFIZER has announced a major change in its distribution strategy in Australia, with prescription medications to be sold directly to pharmacies from 31 Jan 2011.


Fri 03 Dec 10

Vit D and calcium revised


STUDIES into the protective qualities of Vitamin D and calcium against cancer, heart and autoimmune diseases and diabetes, have overall, conflicting and mixed results, and also lack evidence, according to the latest report by the US Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IMNA).


Fri 03 Dec 10

ASMI on codeine warning


NON-prescription medicines containing codeine are safe when used in accordance with labelling instructions, according to The Australian Self Medication Industry.




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