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ASMI says consumers shouldn’t be warned-off sunscreen : 20/01/2012 :

The Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) said yesterday that concerns being expressed by Friends of the Earth about nanoparticles in some sunscreens were not supported by the weight of scientific evidence.

A group of 20 Sydney-siders and Friends of the Earth members dressed up as beach safety icon David Hasselhoff had, on Wednesday, attempted to bring their concerns about the safety of nano-sunscreens to the office of the new Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek.

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AusPharm CE: The Pharmacist's Role in Migraine Management : 19/01/2012 :

Over the last fortnight a large number of 'listers took the opportunity to catch up on some CE by doing one of AusPharm's more popular CE activities, Preventing Pharmaceutical Poisonings, which we first published in July 2011.

Today we're featuring another of our most popular activities, The Pharmacist's Role in Migraine Management. This was first published in April 2011 and was put together fro us by the University Of Tasmanian's Angus Thompson.

Once again, as a holiday treat for our basic level members, we're making it available to them too.

AusPharm gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the sponsors of our CE program, MIMS.

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Guild slams Consumers Health Forum : 19/01/2012 :

The Pharmacy Guild has hit out at a number of comments made by Consumers Health Forum (CHF) CEO Carol Bennett on ABC TV's The Drum on Monday night about the 5th Community Pharmacy Agreement saying that they misstate the facts.

Key among the comments that sparked the Guild spray was the claim by Ms Bennett that CPA5 takes $15 billion out of the annual health budget of $120 billion when, in fact, the $15 billion is spread over 5 years, not one.

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Pharmacists left off the map: PSA critical : 19/01/2012 :

The Government’s draft Ten Year Plan for Mental Health is a welcome first step in helping to address what is Australia’s third most prevalent health problem after heart disease and cancer says The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

However, according to PSA Vice-President Claire O’Reilly, the draft is disappointing in that while calling for  “a collective role” in improving mental health and  wellbeing  it fails to look very far beyond the usual suspects (or 'current system') and makes no mention whatsoever in its 42 pages of the most accessible of all health-care professionals – pharmacists.

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Poll: do you sometimes use expired medicines? : 18/01/2012 :

'Listers will have read Associate Professor Lisa Nissen's article  , first published on The Conversation (here) in which she puts the view that it *is* OK to take medicines that have passed their expiry date ..... sometimes.

In a post to AusPharmList today Peter Allen wonders how pharmacists approach this issue 'in real life'. Please let us know what you do in your own, personal, life by voting in today's AusPharm poll.

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API confident for 2012 : 18/01/2012 :

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) said yesterday that despite difficult retail pharmacy trading conditions its flagship Priceline brand had delivered a solid result over the last 12 months, showing 1.4% store on store growth over 2010.

The company says it is well prepared for the challenges that will present in 2012, including the April 1 PBS price drops and the launch of Lipitor generics. It is pinning it growth plans on  its belief that, in light of predicted reductions in dispensary income, pharmacy owners will increasingly embrace pharmacy brand offers, including its Priceline franchise package. It says it is well placed to double the number of Priceline stores it operates. The company plans to launch its Priceline on-line store in the second quarter of 2012.

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New Ten-Year Roadmap for National Mental Health : 18/01/2012 :

A draft Ten-Year Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform for public consultation was released yesterday by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler.

The Roadmap will provide governments, the community sector, workplaces and communities themselves with a measurable, long term national reform plan for mental health which will guide where attention and funding will be focused over the next 10 years.

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Multiple medicine use very common: new snapshot of over-50s’ medicine habits : 17/01/2012 :

A study by NPS in collaboration with the University of Melbourne ­published today in the Medical Journal of Australia ­ has provided new insights into how people use medicines on a daily basis and highlights that the use of multiple medicines in older Australians is common and more complex than previously thought.

NPS CEO Dr Lynn Weekes says the study’s findings emphasise the importance of the availability of accurate information about medicines, and of health professionals speaking with their patients about the medicines they are taking.

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Australia Reaches 1000 Organ Transplant Recipients in 2011 : 17/01/2012 :

Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King announced yesterday that more than 1000 Australian lives were saved or improved through organ transplants in 2011.

“In 2011, 1001 Australians and their families benefited from the legacy of 337 of their fellow Australians who last year became organ donors,” Ms King said.

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Anonymous posts to AusPharmList : 16/01/2012 :

Last week's poll outcome helped us decide to return to our 'old' system of allowing (or not) anonymous posts to AusPharmList.

To re-iterate, we will accept anonymous posts to AusPharmList but only where the 'lister requesting anonymity provides a 'good reason'.

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Comments deadline this Thursday for scheduling proposals : 16/01/2012 :

Anyone wishing to formally comment on the latest agenda of scheduling proposals being considered by the expert advisory committees, is reminded that the comments deadline is this Thursday 19 January. Note that if you don't lodge a comment in the first round, you will not be invited to comment later on the delegate's interim decision arising from these matters. Of particular interest to community pharmacy are rescheduling proposals being considered by the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) relating to:

- loratadine - to be unscheduled
- ibuprofen - S3 to S2
- loperamide - widen types of preparations in S2
- pantoprazole - S3 to S2
- paracetamol - further restrict unscheduled pack sizes
- ciclopirox - S3 to S2
- adrenaline (injectable) - to S3
- tranexamic acid - exclusion from S4 when for non-therapeutic use (under consideration by Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling, ACCS)

Full details of exactly what is proposed in these changes can be downloaded from the TGA website.

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Industry: aspirin benefits indisputable for patients with cardiovascular disease : 16/01/2012 :

According to the Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI), for patients who have previously had a heart attack or a stroke, low-dose aspirin provides demonstrated benefits in preventing future cardiovascular events and strokes. This role in secondary prevention is not controversial, says ASMI.
 
The use of low-dose aspirin products to help prevent blood clotting and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with blood vessel disorders is well established. Products for this purpose (i.e. secondary prevention) are available in Australia without prescription but should only be used under medical supervision.

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Anonymous posts to AusPharmList: 'old' system to return : 13/01/2012 :

This week's poll helped us confirm our decision to return to the 'old' system for anonymous posts to AusPharmList.

In line with the majority vote, 'listers will be strongly encouraged to put their names to their comments but anonymity will be allowed for 'good reason' (eg personal repercussions, legal issues, privacy considerations) with the assessment of 'good reason' to be at the discretion of the moderators. Acknowledging the significant minority view that all anonymous posts should be allowed, we will take a fairly liberal view of what constitutes 'good reason'.

In addition, we encourage 'listers to include their credentials in posts (eg 'community employee', 'hospital', 'student', 'pharmacy owner') in order to give context to their comments.

Thanks to all those who contributed their views on this issue to AusPharmList during the week.

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Decision paralysis in the face of ambiguity... sound familiar? : 13/01/2012 :

Although from within, the profession of pharmacy has many guises, it remains on the whole a well-defined profession in Australia, with a rich heritage and strong identity. As with any identity, 'pharmacy' has its own culture, and certain personality traits may appear to be dominant within pharmacy culture. In Canada, pharmacy practice research by Meagen Rosenthal, Zubin Austin and Ross Tsuyuki (pharmacists/academics) has identified a number of specific personality traits associated with pharmacists.

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Industry: NRT works : 12/01/2012 :

Responding to media reports critical of the role of nicotine replacement therapy in quit smoking attempts, industry peak body, the Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI), came out yesterday today strongly defending NRT saying it is, and remains, a proven, effective therapy in helping smokers to quit.

The Executive Director of ASMI, Dr Deon Schoombie, said that the vast body of evidence proves NRT is effective in helping to reduce smoking versus unaided quit attempts, pointing out that the most recent Cochrane review concluded that NRT almost doubles the success rate of long-term abstinence versus cold turkey.

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Intern Training Program - 2012 enrolments now open : 12/01/2012 :

The time has come for many pharmacy students to leave university and start their career as a registered pharmacist, and the best way for them to be equipped to face the   challenges of their new career is enrol in the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s National Intern Training Program (NITP).
 
The NITP is a comprehensive, high-quality program with a flexible delivery method and is he recognised pre-eminent program that helps to equip students for their working career after years of study.

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2012 Offshore Refresher Conference filling fast : 11/01/2012 :

Once again the PSA Offshore Conference being held in the iconic city of Istanbul in late April this year will present the most enjoyable and effective way of meeting all the APB’s mandatory CE requirements for the year. In fact there are 45 group 2 accredited CPD points on offer at presentations by expert speakers on a wide range of therapeutic topics, professional issues and business trends.
 
This 37th annual Offshore Conference continues to deliver on its reputation as being the leading offshore essential practice education conference for Australian pharmacists. The program this year will feature Cardiovascular Disease and Dermatology in addition to the conference’s streams of therapeutic updates and business management.  The ever-popular case study workshops will feature strongly in the pre and post-conference programs.

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Blue Wiggle leads “back to school” allergy awareness campaign : 11/01/2012 :

Anthony Field, pictured right,  internationally recognised as the “Blue Wiggle”, is urging all affected families to work on an Allergy Healthcare Plan with schools and preschools. He’s also encouraging those parents who are concerned that their child might be at risk to talk to a healthcare professional about formal diagnosis and ongoing management by an allergy specialist and paediatrician.
 
He says being aware of allergies is an important part of back to school preparations, and will be taking extra precautions to help his son Antonio – who has severe food allergies – back to preschool in 2012.

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Asia-Pacific scholarship offered for NMS 2012 : 11/01/2012 :

NPS is inviting academics, health workers and policy makers from the Asia-Pacific region to apply for a scholarship to attend the National Medicines Symposium to be held in Sydney, Australia in May 2012.
 
Applications for the single scholarship will be accepted from colleagues working in low and middle income countries in the Asian and Western Pacific regions who are active in a research, teaching, practice or policy role to support rational drug use in their country.

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Poll: anonymous posts to AusPharmList : 11/01/2012 :

Yesterday we ran an item commenting on the increasing number of anonymous posts we have seen on AusPharmList in recent times. There has been some follow up comment from 'listers on this today here. If you'd like to add to the AusPharmList discussion, click here. If you haven't read our comments yesterday, you can get them here.

What do you think? Should we allow anonymous posting? Always? Only with 'good reason'? Never? Don't give a st*ff?

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

Post a comment to AusPharmList.

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