Pharmacy Daily headlines (3619 found)

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.

Tue 20 Apr 10

Pharmacist identity checks

THE new national Pharmacy Board of Australia has confirmed that from 01 Jul it will require new applicants for registration to meet proof of identity requirements, which rely on a 100 point check.

Mon 19 Apr 10

Voltaren Gel is misleading?

THE US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Novartis Consumer Health, regarding what it sees as “false or misleading” direct-to-consumer Voltaren Gel information.

Mon 19 Apr 10

Sigma now faces the ATO

SIGMA Pharmaceuticals’ Sigma Rewards loyalty scheme is under investigation by the Australian Taxation Office, which uncovered possible problems during a routine audit of a Sigma pharmacy.

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