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Chrome most popular browser amongst pharmacists : 23/10/2015 :

The Chrome web browser is now the most popular we browser in use by pharmacists according to the results of ths week's AusPharm online poll (n=209).

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Drugs of addiction and the many issues facing clinicians : 22/10/2015 :

The October edition of Australian Prescriber focuses on drugs of addiction and the many issues facing clinicians. “While illicit drugs grab a lot of headlines, the misuse of prescription drugs attracts less attention and is a serious issue to address,” says Dr John Dowden, Editor of Australian Prescriber. 

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Why you should think twice about reaching for your phone at lunch : 22/10/2015 :

Does a doorhandle or a keyboard have more germs?

The University of Queensland’s Dr Alysha Elliott swabbed people’s hands and common workplace surfaces to expose some of the germiest places around the office, as part of last week's Global Handwashing Day (15 October).

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Guild supports Walk4BrainCancer 2015 : 22/10/2015 :

Pharmacy Guild President, George Tambassis, is encouraging pharmacies to create awareness about brain cancer by supporting Walk4BrainCancer 2015.

He is asking pharmacies and the wider industry to get involved by either walking to raise awareness or by sponsoring teams or individuals.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia charity partner, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, has set up the walks nationally in late October and November to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

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AusPharm CE: RGH Pharmacy E-Bulletin Digest Issue No.87 : 22/10/2015 :

The next in our 2015 series of continuing professional development activities is the RGH E-Bulletin Digest No. 87.

This CPD activity assesses your understanding of four recent RGH Pharmacy E-Bulletins, Volumes 59-8→59-11 (August 2015).

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Guild lodges codeine submission : 22/10/2015 :

The Pharmacy Guild yesterday confirmed it has this week lodged its response to the interim decision by the TGA's Advisory Committee for Medicines Scheduling to re-schedule Schedule 2 and 3 codeine products to Schedule 4.

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Poll: which web browser do you use? : 21/10/2015 :

When AusPharm first used the Internet back in 1995 Netscape was the browser that had the lion's share of the market. It came free with the software bundles Internet Service Providers were giving their customers (on floppy disk) when they signed up. We moved to Internet Explorer in the late 1990's as the Microsoft juggernaut strengthened its market dominance and then on to Firefox.

Many other web browsers are now available and popular. Some (like Netscape) have disappeared. What web browser do you use? Please let us know by ticking the relevant box in today's AusPharm poll.

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New MA Board, interim Chair appointed : 21/10/2015 :

Wes Cook, Managing Director of Boehringer Ingelheim Australia, has been appointed interim Chairman of Medicines Australia (MA).

The appointment was made at the first meeting of the new MA Board of Directors following the Medicines Australia Annual General Meeting in Sydney yesterday.

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Guild Intern of the Year award 2015 : 21/10/2015 :

Entries have opened for the Pharmacy Guild Intern of the Year 2015 award, which provides recognition to interns registered with the Guild Intern Training Program who best demonstrate excellence in delivering patient-centred care and improving community health.

Nominations close on Friday 15 January 2016 with the announcement of finalists in February 2016. The winner will be announced at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP) on the Gold Coast, 17-20 March 2016.

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TGA publishes advertising guide for compounded medicines : 20/10/2015 :

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published detailed information for compounding pharmacies on the legislative requirements on advertising extemporaneously compounded medicines to consumers.

The TGA information highlights that advertisements for extemporaneously compounded medicines must comply with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and other relevant laws, including the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (and applicable advertising and dispensing guidelines), the Australian Consumer Law and State and Territory Laws. Extemporaneously compounded medicines, although exempt from some parts of the Act, are not exempt from the advertising provisions of the Act.

Details are here.

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November 2015 PBS schedule : 20/10/2015 :

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2016 flu vaccine compositions set : 20/10/2015 :

The Therapeutic Goods Administration and accepted the advice of its Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) on the composition of Australian influenza vaccines for 2016.

The TGA has adopted the September 2015 WHO recommendations and the 2016 trivalent vaccines will, therefore contain...

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Post-market reviews of medicines to treat COPD and ezetimibe : 20/10/2015 :

The Commonwealth Department of Health has commenced a consultation on the Post-market Reviews of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicines and ezetimibe.

Interested organisations and individuals are able to provide submissions addressing the two Reviews' Draft Terms of Reference - for COPD medicines here and for ezetimibe here.

The deadline for lodging submission is 5pm Friday, 30 October 2015.

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Exceptional Tasmanian pharmacists honoured : 20/10/2015 :

Visionary pharmacist, George Taylor, pictured at right, has been announced as the winner of the Tasmanian Pharmacy Lifetime Achievement Award, while Elizabeth Jordan, from the Pharmacy Department at the Royal Hobart Hospital, was named the Tasmanian Pharmacist of the Year.

The awards were presented at the Tasmanian Pharmacist Dinner on Friday evening (16th October) at the Wrest Point Casino in Hobart.

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Canberra pharmacist blames 'chaotic' Chemist Warehouse for error : 20/10/2015 :

Canberra pharmacist Many Wang has had a finding of unprofessional conduct made against her by the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal after dispensing Lanoxin 250mcg (1 bd) instead of the prescribed Lasix (250mg bd) to a patient with renal failure while working at the Chemist Warehouse, Phillip store.

The patient subsequently experienced vomiting and diarrhoea and was taken to Canberra Hospital where digoxin toxicity was diagnosed.

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RGH E‑Bulletin: How common is flucloxacillin-induced cholestatic hepatitis? : 19/10/2015 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is How common is flucloxacillin-induced cholestatic hepatitis?

"It is well known that flucloxacillin can induce liver injury. First reported in 1982, further cases have since been reported in Australia, Sweden and the UK. In Australia, the increasing incidence of reports of liver damage has been proportional to the usage of the drug. By 1995, 350 reports to the Australian ADRAC with 17 fatalities were had been made.   Flucloxacillin induces liver injury mostly in the form of cholestatic hepatitis, with elevation of ALP and bilirubin and at most modest elevation of transaminases. The LFTs usually return to normal after 3-4 weeks, although a significant minority of patients will develop a very prolonged cholestatic syndrome.  "

Click here to read the bulletin in full. The E‑Bulletins are archived on the AusPharmList website here.

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Changes to pharmacy ownership, location rules back on the agenda? : 19/10/2015 :

In a potentially worrying development for community pharmacy, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Friday the Turnbull government was working towards responding to the recommendations of the Harper Review.

Speaking during a press conference Mr Morrison said 'The broader more fundamental reforms that are proposed in the Harper Review, I think, you can expect the Government to have a very enthusiastic response to'.

The Harper Review recommended that the existing community pharmacy ownership model and location rules be abolished because they restrict competition, limit consumer choice, result in poor health outcomes, and are costly for taxpayers.

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First dabigatran reversal agent approved : 19/10/2015 :

The first antidote to novel anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa) has been approved for use in the US by that country's Food and Drug Administration.

It has been approved for use in patients who are taking dabigatran during emergency situations when there is a need to reverse the drug’s blood-thinning effects. 

“The anticoagulant effects of Pradaxa are important and life-saving for some patients, but there are situations where reversal of the drug’s effects is medically necessary,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

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MedAdvisor public share offer oversubscribed : 19/10/2015 :

MedAdvisor has closed off the fund raising for its pending ASX listing oversubscribed.

According to MedAdvisor, the $5 million offer attracted strong support from a wide range of investors, with 16% of investment coming from pharmacies and pharmacy groups nationwide.

The company says it will use the funding for the development of new initiatives, including building and launching its general practitioner services offering.

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PSA comms loss is Guild's gain : 16/10/2015 :

Veteran journalist and long time Pharmaceutical Society of Australia National Public Affairs Director Peter Waterman will put in his last day at PSA today before starting a new role as a senior Communications specialist at the Pharmacy Guild's national headquarters on Monday.

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