AN INTERNATIONAL collaboration led by Sydney University Professors Richard Payne, from the School of Chemistry, and Warwick Britton, from the Sydney Medical School and the Centenary Institute, has discovered a new compound which could translate into a new drug lead for tuberculosis (TB).
PFIZER will formally debut a new online ordering system for pharmacies at APP next week, with the new platform being the latest evolution of its long-running Pfizer Direct distribution system which controversially launched more than six years ago (PD 06 Dec 2010).
THE Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded pharmacist Hayden Swan and imposed conditions on his registration after finding he engaged in unprofessional conduct by inappropriately dispensing large amounts of Sustanon 250 (testosterone) to a patient.
THE Pharmacy Board of Australia has released a communiqué from its most recent meeting late last month, with discussions including the release of the National Health Workforce Dataset.
GUILDLINK has announced a new GuildCare-compatible patient medication management and services reporting app.
FEDERAL health minister Greg Hunt was yesterday confirmed as a keynote speaker at next week's APP2017 conference on the Gold Coast, with APP chairman Kos Sclavos saying the minister will present a keynote address at a specially arranged session at 8.30am on Thu 09 March.
A ONE-DAY roundtable including representatives from Australian pharmacy bodies, universities and leading international advanced practice groups has reaffirmed the "urgent need for a robust, sustainable, independent process to transform Australia's pharmacy workforce".
THE Pharmacy Guild has today placed a full page advertisement in The Australian, very publicly urging newly appointed health minister Greg Hunt to ensure that the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement is delivered in full.
LISTED pharmacy software specialist Corum Health has announced in its just released 2016 half-year report that, with the increased concentration of the pharmacy market, it will continue to pursue a strategy of aligning with pharmacy groups.
IN WHAT amounts to an open challenge to the pharmaceutical industry, a University of Sydney study has found that industry-sponsored studies are more likely to favour products of pharmaceuticals and medical devices than non-industry funded research.