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01/10/2014 : Amidst renewed calls this week from Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) for the inclusion of `consumers and professional employee pharmacists` in 6CPA negotitations, who should negotiate the Agreement for pharmacy?
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Asthma experts urge: take action in Asthma Week : 05/09/2011 :

As part of this year's Nation Asthma Week Australia’s asthma experts are urging the two million plus Aussies with asthma to make sure they have an up-to-date written asthma action plan.

According to National Asthma Council Australia chairman, Dr Noela Whitby, asthma prevalence in this country is relatively high and hundreds of people die unnecessary deaths from asthma each year.

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RGH E‑Bulletin: Lamotrigine and skin reactions : 05/09/2011 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Lamotrigine and skin reactions.

"Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic medication which may also be used as a “mood-stabiliser” in the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is known to have the potential to cause skin reactions varying in severity from mild rashes to serious, potentially life-threatening reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrosis. Serious skin reactions occur in about 1 in 1000 adult patients and 1 in 50-300 children, and usually manifest within the first eight weeks of lamotrigine treatment. Other rare but serious side effects of lamotrigine that can present with a rash include multi-organ hypersensitivity syndrome and aseptic meningitis."

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

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2011 AJP Awards : 04/09/2011 :

The  24th Annual AJP Awards were presented at a ceremony in Sydney last week.

The AJP Awards celebrate and recognise the best products, advertising and promotional campaigns involving pharmacies during the past financial year and highlight the role that pharmacists play in supporting the health of their customers.

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Pharmacy Practice in Government : 02/09/2011 :

The large volume of reviews, reforms and new policy directions in primary health care, preventive health, hospitals and the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement are having significant and multiple impacts on the work of pharmacists in State and Commonwealth government.
 
To support the increasing number of pharmacists working in these areas, PAC11 will again hold a special pre-congress meeting titled Pharmacy Practice in Government.

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New Director of Guild's Quality Assurance and Standards Division appointed : 02/09/2011 :

The Pharmacy Guild has announce the appointment of Andrew Matthews as its new Director of the Quality Assurance and Standards (QAS) Division at the organisation’s National Secretariat in Canberra.  The appointment is effective immediately and follows the recent departure of Jenny Bergin from the role.

Mr Matthews joined the Guild in August 2009 as National Manager Accreditation and Standards and has been Acting Director of the division in recent months.

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Erbitux, Gilenya and other medicines listed on the PBS : 02/09/2011 :

Twenty-one (21) new listings on the PBS come into effect yesterday.

The new listings include:

  • the expansion of the listing of cetuximab (Erbitux®) to include the treatment of patients with late stage bowel cancer and 
  • the listing of Gilenya for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. It is the first oral treatment for MS.

More detail is available on the PBS website at www.pbs.gov.au.

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Location rule reform : 02/09/2011 :

Predictably, this week's AusPharm poll on location rule reform found that 6 times as many non-owner pharmacists as owner pharmacists believe the location rules are in need of major reform. Conversely, about 3 times as many owner pharmacist as non owner pharmacist believe that the rules are fine as they are. Equal numbers of owner and non owner pharmacist think the rules need 'tweaking'.

As the location rules are part of the Community Pharmacy Agreements, one wonders how they might be changed other than as part of this framework.

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Auditor General urges CAM regulatory reform : 01/09/2011 :

The Australian National Audit Office has released its Review into the regulation of complementary medicines (CAMs) by the TGA in Australia.

The review concludes that while the system for the regulation of complementary medicines rightly has a ‘light touch’, due to the relatively low risk ascribed to the majority of complementary medicines, post-market monitoring of compliance with regulatory requirements needs to be beefed up to counter the high incidence of non compliance with the rules and regulations by some sponsors of CAMs in Australia.

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Australia's new Chief Medical Officer announced : 01/09/2011 :

Professor Chris Baggoley has beenconfirmed as new Australia’s Chief Medical Officer. Professor Baggoley is a respected clinician and public health specialist with a national and international reputation in the field of emergency medicine.

Professor Baggoley has been acting in the position of Chief Medical Officer since April this year and was a former Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director with the South Australian Department of Health. His most recent role was Chief Executive, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, since August 2007.

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Long-term outlook and predictability key to successful medicines policy, conference told : 01/09/2011 :

A predictable regulatory and reimbursement environment, and a long-term policy outlook are essential if patients are to continue to have access to new medicines, Medicines Australia chief executive Dr Brendan Shaw told a key policy conference in Canberra today.

Speaking at the Third Joint Medicines Policy Conference, jointly staged by Medicines Australia and the Department of Health and Ageing, Dr Shaw said policymakers needed to consider the impact policy signals would have on manufacturers.

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Nominations for PSA excellence awards close tomorrow : 31/08/2011 :

Nominations for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Awards for Excellence will close tomorrow.

The PSA’s Pharmacist of the Year, Young Pharmacist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards are the most highly regarded awards in the profession and represent the profession’s pinnacles of achievement.

The awards acknowledge the achievers of the profession:

  • those involved in innovative practice,
  • those who are striving to raise practice standards, and
  • pharmacists who, through their professionalism, provide a model of practice which others strive to emulate.

The award winners will be announced at PAC11 in Melbourne in October and nominations close on Thursday, 1 September 2011.

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PHARMeFOOTY weekly wrap : 31/08/2011 :

AFL Round 23

AFL Round 23 saw just 3 tippers select all 8 winners correctly. Helen Martin from Torrens Road Gordon had the best margin tip and wins the weekly prize. In 2nd place was Stephen Kobryn of Blooms the Chemist - Springwood with Jacintha Davies in 3rd position.

NRL Round 25

NRL Round 25 saw 5 tippers select all the 8 game winners. Paul Hayward tipped the perfect margin and is this weeks winner. In 2nd place was Matthew Martin of Torrens Road Gordon with Jennifer Culverson of McCarthys Pharmacy in 3rd position.

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Nurofen Plus recall limited to the UK : 31/08/2011 :

Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of Nurofen Plus, has been fielding numerous calls from concerned Australian pharmacists and yesterday moved to reassure them that the Nurofen Plus product tampering incident is limited to the UK only and there is no reason to believe that Australia or New Zealand are affected.

The company has reminded pharmacists that all Nurofen adult pain medication cartons sold in Australia and New Zealand, including Nurofen Plus, have a tamper-evident safety seal. The company is encouraging consumers to check that the seal is intact if they are concerned.

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Poll: time for location rule reform? : 31/08/2011 :

Over the last week, there has been much discussion on AusPharmList about the location rules. Some 'listers have proposed ways by which the rules might be relaxed / reformed and others have defended the existing rules.

At the risk of getting a result along 'party lines' this week's AusPharm poll asks whether it is time to reform the location rules.

Please let us know what you think by voting in the poll.

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ASMI comes out in support of wholesalers : 31/08/2011 :

The Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) yesterday issued a statement appearing to support the CSO pharmacy wholesalers in their battle to get Pfizer products back into their warehouses.

The ASMI statement has it that while the organisation respects the right of any company to make commercial decisions which are in its best interest, ASMI will only support this to the extent that it would not adversely impact the public benefits of timely access and affordability to PBS medications.

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No surprises in July PBS stats : 30/08/2011 :

PBS statistics for July 2011 have been released by Medicare Australia.

Script numbers were up 7.4% compared to July 2010 (18.9 million v 17.6 million) and absolute dollars were also up ($785 million v $717 million).

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Old drugs revisited : 30/08/2011 :

Medicines containing heroin and cocaine were in the past viewed by medical professionals as legitimate and effective medicinal treatments for a range of medical conditions.

Some of these substances are now being re-examined for use in 21st century pharmacy for treating a new range of conditions. This topic and the new Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain exhibition Drugs for pleasure, drugs for pain? was covered on UK TV last week. The RPSGB exhibition explores how substances such as cocaine, cannabis, opium, morphine, and heroin were originally used as pharmaceutical treatments for a wide range of medical ailments.

Click the screen at right to watch the video (on the RPSGB website).

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Taking care of business pharmacy student competition : 30/08/2011 :

Last week, the Pharmacy Guild “soft” launched the 2012 National Student Business Plan Competition.
 
Electronic copies of the competition booklet were sent to universities and the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) – inviting pharmacy students to “Make your mark and show us your future”.

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Fire up the barbie this September and raise vital funds for prostate cancer : 30/08/2011 :

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) will host its Big Aussie Barbie campaign in September – International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

All Australians are being encouraged to get involved by registering and hosting a Big Aussie Barbie this September, and asking guests to contribute a donation.

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New Poisons Standard published : 29/08/2011 :

The second edition of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) has been published on the ComLaw website (here).

The Poisons Standard consists of decisions regarding the classification of medicines and poisons into Schedules for inclusion in state and territory legislation.

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