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Tue 02 Nov 10

New combos added to PBS


THE Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme now includes two new combination medications for the treatment of hypertension, which were among nine new drugs added to the PBS yesterday.


Tue 02 Nov 10

Collaboration is key – PSA


THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has proferred an olive branch of peace to the Pharmacy Guild, saying the organisations need to work together to ensure the long-term sustainability of the pharmacy industry in Australia.


Mon 01 Nov 10

Valeant to acquire Hamilton’s


VALEANT Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, Biovail Laboratories, has entered into an agreement to acquire Australian pharmacy skincare brands Hamilton’s Suncare and Hamilton’s Skin Therapy.


Mon 01 Nov 10

HIP, Chemconsult unloaded


THE listed parent company of the Health Information Pharmacy franchise group has announced plans to sell its “non-core and loss making businesses” to the firm’s founder, Ken Lee.


Fri 29 Oct 10

Plunkett criticises Guild


THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has slammed the Pharmacy Guild for negotiating the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement without the involvement of the PSA, saying being locked out meant the Society had to “fight a more direct battle” with health department officials to ensure that there was still adequate funding of professional services.


Fri 29 Oct 10

Students called to pre-register


THE Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is asking students to pre-apply for registration in the four to six weeks leading up to the completion of their course.


Thu 28 Oct 10

ACCC looks at Sigma/Aspen


THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a Statement of Issues on the proposed acquisition of the pharmaceutical division of Sigma by South African firm Aspen Pharmacare.


Thu 28 Oct 10

API set for Priceline growth


AUSTRALIAN Pharmaceutical Industries has announced the commencement of an “exciting growth phase” after this morning declaring a net profit after tax of $22.6m for the year to 31 Aug, up 23.6% (PD breaking news).


Wed 27 Oct 10

CHOICE – Nurofen ‘shonky’


THIS is an award that Reckitt- Benkiser wishes it did not win.


Tue 26 Oct 10

Sigma avoids GMiA scrutiny


THE long-running potential purchase of the generics division of Sigma Pharmaceuticals has been cited as the reason for the rejection of a complaint against the firm under the draft Generic Medicines Industry Association code.




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