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Wed 01 Nov 17

ACMS increases PPI access


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WIDELY used proton pump inhibitor (PPI) esomeprazole has been recommended for relaxed scheduling by the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS), to enhance access under certain conditions.


Tue 31 Oct 17

Influenza vax controversy


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AUSTRALIA'S chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy has blasted claims that Australians received a "cheap flu vaccine," after reports yesterday quoted Immunisation Coalition chair Paul van Buynder saying he blamed the "$6 budget version of the flu vaccine used in the national vaccination program" for record levels of influenza during winter.


Tue 31 Oct 17

AZ to bypass wholesalers


ASTRAZENECA has confirmed that effective from tomorrow it will be changing the way it distributes about a quarter of its brands to retail pharmacies in Australia.


Mon 30 Oct 17

Expert warns of disruption


THE Australian pharmacy profession should be preparing for disruptive change, with the sector likely to be heavily impacted by changes in technology just as much as other parts of the economy such as retailing (Amazon), taxis (Uber) and accommodation (Airbnb).


Mon 30 Oct 17

Guild codeine back-down


THE Pharmacy Guild's push to allow access to codeine in certain circumstances without a prescription once the drug is rescheduled early next year is dead in the water, with Health Minister Greg Hunt on Fri telling the RACGP annual conference that "the Guild has reversed its position".


Fri 27 Oct 17

CMA welcomes Chinese delegates


COMPLEMENTARY Medicines Australia (CMA) has hosted a Chinese delegation in Australia for several industry events this week, which have provided the opportunity to showcase the capabilities of the Australian complementary medicine sector.


Fri 27 Oct 17

Blackmores cans formula pact


BLACKMORES has announced the wind-up of its infant formula partnership with Bega Cheese (PD 30 Oct 2015), saying the companies had mutually agreed to suspend the pact after considering the performance of the business.


Thu 26 Oct 17

Monash gong for George


PHARMACY Guild national president George Tambassis was last night honoured with a Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award.


Thu 26 Oct 17

Aust CM business explodes


AUSTRALIAN complementary medicines sales have more than doubled from $2.3 billion to $4.7 billion in just over three years according to Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) ceo Carl Gibson, who yesterday unveiled the results of the 2017 Australian Complementary Medicines Industry Audit.


Thu 26 Oct 17

WA launches pharmacy review


THE Western Australian Government has launched a major review of community pharmacy ownership in the state, looking at the "adequacy of current WA ownership laws to protect the integrity of the sector".




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