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Mossman (Qld) pharmacist notches up 50 years of PSA membership : 09/11/2015 :

Mossman pharmacist John Anich OAM's 50 years of continuous membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has been recognised with the awarding of a PSA Life Membership.

PSA Queensland Branch President, Bruce Elliot, presented the award to Mr Anich at the PSA Queensland Branch President’s Dinner and Awards Night on Friday evening (30 October) at The Moreton Club in Brisbane. Mr Elliot said Mr Anich had given many years of pharmacy service to his community of Mossman in North Queensland.

“Anich’s Pharmacy in Mossman is almost an institution for people of north Queensland,” said Mr Elliot.

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Guild disputes claims on codeine deaths : 09/11/2015 :

The Pharmacy Guild has disputed a claim made by pain specialist Dr Michael Vagg over the number of deaths related to codeine in the early part of this century.

Dr Vagg said last week that a 2015 Medical Journal of Australia study showed there was a doubling in codeine related deaths between 2000-2013.

Not so, says the Guild.

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Guild boss walks for brain cancer : 09/11/2015 :

The Pharmacy Guild team, led by Executive Director, David Quilty raised more than $5,000 for brain cancer research in yesterday's Walk 4 Brain Cancer in Canberra.

The Pharmacy Guild's Group Executive, Engagement & Advocacy, Ann Dalton was one of the top individual fund raisers on the day, raising more than $3,700.

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Gold Cross buys Trade Talk : 09/11/2015 :

The Gold Cross company, a fully owned subsidiary of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, has acquired trade publication Trade Talk.

Gold Cross says it will complement its existing pharmacy sector publication ITK (In The Know), which blends technical, research and retail content along with a business category focus.

“Our acquisition of Trade Talk strengthens our overall communication of product and market information to pharmacy,” said Trevor Clarkin, General Manager, Gold Cross Products and Services.

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Australia's first Advanced Practice Pharmacists credentialed : 09/11/2015 :

28 Australian pharmacists are now able to use the post nominal Adv. Prac. Pharm. after being credentialed as Advanced Practice Pharmacists by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC).

Throughout 2015, APC has been undertaking a Credentialing of Advanced Practice Pharmacists pilot program - this saw pharmacists participating in the pilot benchmarked against the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework (APPF)  for Australia.

43 pharmacists submitted portfolios detailing their training, achievements and experience. Each portfolio was independently evaluated by panels of trained credentialing evaluators consisting of pharmacists and other health professionals.

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RGH E‑Bulletin: Antidepressants and cardiovascular disease : 09/11/2015 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Antidepressants and cardiovascular disease.

"Patients who are depressed are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and patients who have had a myocardial infarction are at increased risk of depression. The choice of antidepressant needs to take into account side-effects, previous treatments tried, safety in overdose, cost, patient preference and important drug interactions."

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Gender disparity still an issue in pharmacy : 06/11/2015 :

Almost 3/4 of the respondents to this week's AusPharm poll believe career progression in Australian pharmacy is more difficult for females.

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Speaking of gender equality.... : 06/11/2015 :

Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd (Baxter) has received a citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

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Pain specialist: Pro codeine OTC campaign is a risk to patients : 06/11/2015 :

Prominent pain specialist Dr Michael Vagg says the arguments being pitched by the Pharmacy Guild and industry against the decision to make codeine-containing medications prescription only are 'weak or just plain wrong -  the evidence is not on their side'.

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Chemmart members pledge to bring pharmacist forward : 05/11/2015 :

Chemmart members have committed to becoming the industry leaders in forward dispensing as part of the brand’s customer-focused strategy.

They made the pledge on the final day of the Chemmart Member Conference, which was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, last week.

About 300 people attended the Conference, which centred on a renewed, customer-focused strategy that will address challenges such as the PBS reforms, the $1 co-payment issue and increased competition.

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MIMS Monthly Medicine Update : 05/11/2015 :

The MIMS November 2015 Monthly Medicine Update is now available. Click the link to read it now.

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AusPharm CE: Age-related Macular degeneration : 05/11/2015 :

The next in our 2015 series of continuing professional development activities is "Age-related macular degeneration" by Dr Jenny Gowan.

"Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disorder affecting the central part of the retina responsible for central sight.(1,2) It affects the ability to read, drive, recognise faces and perform activities requiring detailed vision. AMD can occur in one eye or both. A patient can have early AMD in one eye and late AMD in another. The presence of late AMD in one eye increases the risk of late AMD developing in the other."

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities. Accreditation number: A1511AP1.

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ProjectSTOP turns 10 : 05/11/2015 :

Threats to reschedule pseudoephedrine products, the growing menace of methamphetamine use and the development of sophisticated tracking technology combined 10 years ago this month to see the introduction of ProjectSTOP – the pharmacy profession’s tool to track sales of medicines containing pseudoephedrine.

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PDL Summer Vibes competition for pharmacy interns and students : 04/11/2015 :

Join PDL and WIN a $1000 travel voucher!

Experience a European summer, do a road trip in America, backpack around Asia, or check out our Aussie back yard! It’s your summer and your choice and it’s on us. Pharmacy interns and students, apply for PDL membership before 21 December to go into the draw to WIN! It’s super easy to enter, here’s how:

Enter the PDL Summer Vibes Competition simply by applying for PDL membership before 21 December. PDL membership is FREE for pharmacy students and interns so you don’t need to pay anything to join but the benefits of membership are enormous.

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Poll: is gender inequality an issue in pharmacy? : 04/11/2015 :

In his article on gender disparity in pharmacy - published in AusPharm yesterday - Jarrod McMaugh highlighted the lack of women in the upper echelons of pharmacy in Australia.

He pointed to the 'pharmacy leaders panel' in a session at the recent PSA15 conference - only one woman in the group of 10 leaders (and she was only there as a fill in for another male....).

Is being female a true barrier to career progression in pharmacy? Is the glass ceiling still a reality in Australian pharmacy?

Please let us know what you think by voting in today's AusPharm poll.

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Competency standards revision progressing : 04/11/2015 :

A consultation paper on the review of the National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia is expected to soon be provided to pharmacy organisations for a six-week consultation period.

At the completion of the consultation period the Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee, who is conducting the review, is intending to circulate a draft of the revised framework to the broader pharmacy profession and other stakeholders including consumers.

The Committee said last week it expects the draft revised Framework to be publicly released early in 2016.

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PSA: talk to your pharmacist about PBS de-listings : 04/11/2015 :

Consumers will need to be prepared for the changes flowing from the PBS delisting of 17 types of inexpensive OTC medicines on 1 January 2016 says the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

The delisted medicines include common products containing paracetamol and aspirin, some antacids, some laxatives and some skin creams containing hydrocortisone. 

PSA National President, Joe Demarte, said consumers who normally access these medications with a PBS prescription should discuss the changes with their pharmacist and be prepared well before they come into effect on 1 January 2016.

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Roche hit with $100k fine for Code breach : 03/11/2015 :

The Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Committee has slapped pharma company Roche with a $100,000 fine  after ruling media reports about its new leukaemia drug Gazyva may have given an unrealistic expectation about the chance of successful treatment with the drug.

The Committee ruled that, even though briefing documents and contracts with healthcare professional and patient spokespeople concerning Gazyva were appropriate and had been suitably reviewed and approved by Roche, the resulting media reports were overly optimistic about the likely outcomes from treatment with Gazyva and may have the effect of encouraging people with leukaemia to seek treatment with the product.

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TGA publishes new guide to advertising health services associated with Schedule 3, 4 or 8 medicines : 03/11/2015 :

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published a new guide for health professionals on advertising health services involving Schedule 3, 4 or 8 medicines.

The thrust of the guide is that these medicines are unable to be advertised direct to consumers as they may encourage them to request inappropriate treatments.

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Male pharmacists reported to AHPRA at three times the rate of female pharmacists : 03/11/2015 :

The notification rate to AHPRA for male pharmacists during 2014/15 was significantly higher - at 203 per 10,000 male pharmacists - than for female pharmacists at 66 per 10,000 male pharmacists.

The data is contained in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Annual Report, published yesterday.

Also revealed in the Annual Report is that there are now 637,218 health practitioners from 14 different professions registered with the Agency. 29,014 of these are pharmacists (30 June, 2015).

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