THE start date of the proposed National Cancer Screening Register to be developed by Telstra Health (PD 27 May 2016) has been delayed "due to the complexity of assimilating and migrating data from eight state and territory cancer registers".
YESTERDAY'S Fair Work Commission decision to reduce penalty rates for pharmacy staff working on Sundays (PD breaking news) would clearly lead to wage cost savings for pharmacy owners, and a pay reduction for employees working those days, according to Mark Nicholson, partner at pharmacy specialist accounting firm Pitcher Pharmacy.
BLACKMORES yesterday announced its financial results for the six months to 31 Dec, with overall sales across the group declining 6% to $322 million.
THE Australian Government is planning to fast track the process for doctors accessing medical marijuana for patients, by authorising controlled importation by "approved providers from approved international sources" for interim supply in Australia, until domestic production of cannabis meets local needs.
THE NSW Government has passed amendments to the state Retail Leases Act, which clarify some issues around community pharmacy and give additional certainty to pharmacy owners.
THE government's Office of Drug Control has issued the first licence to be approved under its new regulatory system for medicinal cannabis use in Australia.
AUSSIE performer Delta Goodrem has launched a new perfume, with Chemist Warehouse claiming a coup by becoming the product's exclusive distributor nationally from April this year.
EBOS this morning reported its results for the six months to 31 Dec, with net profit after tax rising 10.9% to NZ$68.8 million.
DATA analysis company IMS Health has identified 315 pharmacies across the United Kingdom that are at "high risk" of closure following recent reforms which have reduced funding.
THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's Continuing Professional Development planning tool for pharmacists has been improved "to be more user-friendly and responsive," with the makeover coming some months after it was launched at the PSA16 conference in Sydney (PD 04 Aug 2016).