Pharmacy Daily headlines (3453 found)

Thu 29 Apr 10

API half year soars 54.5%

AUSTRALIAN Pharmaceutical Industries has released its half year results for the period ending 28 Feb, which reveal a net profit increase of 54% to $10.3 million.

Wed 28 Apr 10

Cold reschedule on the table

THE National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee will at its next meeting consider the rescheduling of 22 over the counter cough and cold medicines, with proposals that they be Schedule 4 when used in children aged under six.

Tue 27 Apr 10

Disease expenditure in Aus

THE Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report which provides an overview of health system expenditure on disease and injury in Australia between 2004 and 2005.

Tue 27 Apr 10

NPS raises software issues

THE National Prescribing Service has identified several key prescribing software issues that have the potential to play an important role in patient safety.

Fri 23 Apr 10

Child influenza shot alert

DOCTORS are being urged to halt the administration of all seasonal flu vaccines, following a move by the WA government to suspend its free vaccination program for children under 5yrs.

Fri 23 Apr 10

New schedule amendments

THE National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee has released the final Poisons Standard Amendment No.

Thu 22 Apr 10

Harvey slams generic code

LA TROBE University’s School of Public Health has formally objected to the proposed Generic Medicines Industry Association Code of Practice (PD 13 Apr), saying it is “considerably weaker (and less specific)” than the codes of Medicines Australia and the Australian Self-Medication Industry.

Thu 22 Apr 10

PBS risk to new medicines

THERE’S a “grave risk” that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will be unable to continue supporting the development of new medicines in the future, according to Medicines Australia ceo Dr Brendan Shaw.

Wed 21 Apr 10

Hospital plan ‘good first step’

THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia says yesterday’s agreement between the Federal Government and its state and territory counterparts over hospital reform is “a good step towards reforming the whole health-care system in Australia”.

Tue 20 Apr 10

OTC advisory committee

THE Therapeutic Goods Administration has named the members of its new Advisory Committee on Non-prescriptoin Medicines, which has been formed to advise and make recommendations regarding the entry of non-prescription medicines on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

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