PHARMACISTS in Australia have this week for the first time the opportunity to exercise the option of substituting an 'a' flagged biosimilar in consultation with the patient but without necessarily referencing the prescriber.
A national roadshow highlighting opportunities for young people with type 1 diabetes to access continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology will be undertaken in the coming weeks by the Danii Foundation.
WESTERN Sydney University's National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) has welcomed two philanthropic gifts totalling $10 million, the largest in the university's history.
THE Therapeutic Goods Administration has opened a formal consultation on advertising of pharmacist-only (S3) medicines.
APPROXIMATELY $18 million worth of pregnancy tests are sold through pharmacies each year in Australia, and the recent Therapeutic Goods Administration probe into the sector (PD Tue) appears to have generated significant confusion, according to Geoff Lovell from Pharmabroker.
EX-TROPICAL cyclone Debbie is still impacting on the supply of PBS items and the Department of Health has announced interim measures to assist pharmacists facing the resulting challenges, especially around dispensing.
THE postponed shutdown of the Pharmacy Guild's MedsASSIST codeine decision support system for pharmacists (PD breaking news) is simple common sense that has been backed across the board.
THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has received an "unprecedented number of nominations" for positions on its State and Territory Branch Committees, including from a record number of female and Early Career Pharmacists (ECPs).
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the shutdown of its MedsASSIST real-time recording system, with the system to be discontinued effective tonight.
HIGH-ACHIEVING intern pharmacist Seema Khiani (pictured 2nd from left) has been announced the winner of the PSA MIMS NSW/ACT Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).