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Children with asthma: no paracetamol for you : 11/11/2011 :

An editorial in this week's Pediatrics recommends that paracetamol not be used in children with asthma or at risk for asthma.

The author notes that the epidemiologic association between paracetamol use and asthma prevalence and severity in children (and adults) is well established and notes that a variety of observations suggest that paracetamol use has contributed to the recent increase in asthma prevalence in children.

He concludes that, until future studies document the safety of this drug, children with asthma or at risk for asthma should avoid the use of paracetamol.

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Griffith University scores $2.1 million in CPA5 R&D funding : 11/11/2011 :

Griffith University has secured $2.1 million of Community Pharmacy Agreement R&D research funding to explore the specific medication needs of mental health consumers with illnesses like depression and anxiety.

The three-year research project will also consider consumer expectations and the experiences of community pharmacies and aims to develop the skills and expertise of community pharmacists to enable them to become more involved in the area of mental illness.

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Applications for 2012 pharmacy scholarships now open : 10/11/2011 :

Applications were this week called for the 2012 Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Round.

Students from rural and remote locations who are studying pharmacy or are intending to study pharmacy are invited to apply for scholarships worth up to $40,000.  Applications are now open and close in early December.

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SHPA celebrates golden jubilee as a national organisation : 10/11/2011 :

At Medicines Management 2011, the 37th SHPA National Conference, SHPA will celebrate 50 years as a national organisation and 70 years since its inception.

In 1941, 25 pioneer pharmacists from public hospitals in Victoria first conceived SHPA, and in 1961 SHPA moved formally to become a national organisation and held its first national conference in Adelaide.

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Applications sought for pharmacy research trust grants : 10/11/2011 :

The Pharmacy Research Trust of NSW is now seeking applications for its 2012 grants program.
 
The trust promotes, fosters, develops and assists the pursuit of research and post-graduate education and study in all branches of pharmacy provided the work is related to research into the causes, prevention or cure of disease in human beings, animals or plants. 

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Poll: Pharmacist membership of employee pharmacist union, APESMA : 09/11/2011 :

In a post to AusPharmList yesterday Jo Conway wrote: "APESMA seems to have its hands in too many pies to make a valid fight for employee pharmacists. Also, the costs of joining them is prohibitive (>$500 per year). If they halved their fees, I think that many more pharmacists would join them and they may have a more relevant voice. APESMA has a lot of potential, but probably won't become a reality before pharmacies are allowed in Supermarkets (probably after certain discount pharmacies decide to get into grocery!)."

APESMA membership is $630.00 P/A. By comparison Australian Nursing Federation membership is $536.30 and Health Services Union membership is $603.20.

Given there are more than 20,000 non owner pharmacists in Australia, let's see if we can find out why the employee pharmacist union, the Pharmacists' Division of APESMA, has (roughly) 1,000 members, not 10,000 members. Please help us find out by ticking the relevant box in this week's AusPharm poll.

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OTC NSAID intestinal damage: 3 case reports : 09/11/2011 :

A letter in this week's Medical Journal of Australia from three Townsville gastroenterologists describes three cases of NSAID enteropathy (NE), secondary to OTC ibuprofen/codeine misuse.

According to the letter's authors NE is thought to occur via NSAID-induced reduction of endogenous prostaglandin via inhibition of both cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 and COX-2. The result is altered mucosal integrity, which thereby allows exposure to noxious luminal contents leading to inflammation, erosion and ulcers.1 We underscore the importance of identifying this group of patients presenting with anaemia, hypoalbuminaemia, weight loss or abdominal pain that relates to NE.

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Changes to rural pharmacy support : 09/11/2011 :

Eligibility for the suite of rural programs funded under the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement is about to change to ensure the programs continue to strengthen and support the rural pharmacy workforce.
 
Under the changes, only pharmacies located in PhARIA 2-6 will be eligible for the programs. Previously some regional PhARIA 1 locations were deemed eligible.

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Pharmacists heading to Hobart for Medicines Management 2011, the 37th SHPA National Conference : 09/11/2011 :

More than 850 delegates will be in Hobart this week for Medicines Management 2011, the 37th SHPA National Conference.
 
Coming from all over Australia and overseas, delegates will be treated to an exceptional scientific program including: 5 international speakers – all experts in their fields; 80 contributed papers and 200 contributed posters plus an industry exhibition involving over 40 companies. SHPA’s major awards will be presented and the inspirational recipients will deliver their orations.

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Sensaslim Success amongst Supermodels as a Slimming Spray : 08/11/2011 :

"The success of the Sensaslim slimming spray amongst supermodels has prompted warnings from health experts to stressed out models about the dangers of excessively using the product that is being hailed as a “model’s miracle”.

Sensaslim advises slimming spray intended for overweight and obese people not normal or under-weight models."

So begins the latest Sensaslim media release - click here to read the rest of it.

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NPS, PSA encourage pharmacists to take part in National Medication Safety Week : 08/11/2011 :

As part of this week's inaugural National Medication Safety Week (7–13 November 2011), both NPS and PSA are encouraging community pharmacists to get involved in an incident reporting project that will help provide insights into medication safety incidents and how they can be prevented.

During National Medication Safety Week — an initiative by the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney — community pharmacists are encouraged to identify and anonymously report preventable medication safety incidents they encounter.

NPS CEO Dr Lynn Weekes says the National Medication Safety Week initiative is an opportunity for pharmacists to contribute to improving the safety of patients in the primary health care environment.

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ASMI on NSAIDS / risk of stroke : 08/11/2011 :

Current label warnings and existing advice regarding the non-prescription use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) remains sound, in light of a new study that examines the use of these medicines and the risk of stroke in older patients, the Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) said yesterday.

The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, examines the use of prescription doses of NSAIDs in an Australian veteran population with an average age of 76 years. In this setting, the authors concluded that the prescription use of NSAIDs was associated with an increased risk of stroke. However, as the authors said, the absolute risk is low and the increased risk found is therefore also small.

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3 Pharma companies wins nominations for Equal Opportunity for Women Awards : 07/11/2011 :

AMGEN, CSL and GlaxoSmithKline have each been nominated as finalists for the 2011 Business Achievement Awards conducted by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

Deborah Waterhouse, vice president and general manager of GlaxoSmithKline and a Board member of Medicines Australia, has been nominated for the Leading CEO for the Advancement of Women Award. AMGEN has been nominated for the Leading Organisation for the Advancement of Women (<800 employees) Award. CSL has been nominated for the Minister’s Award for Outstanding EEO Initiative/Result for the Advancement of Women.

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Online renewal of pharmacist registration popular : 07/11/2011 :

More than one third of Australia's 25,000 pharmacists have so far responded to the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s e-mail reminders and applied for online registration renewal.

According to the Board, pharmacists who have renewed have started receiving their renewal of registration receipts, registration certificates and wallet-size registration cards by post.

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TGA issues safety alert for citalopram : 07/11/2011 :

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued a safety alert on Friday advising that citalopram should no longer be used at doses greater than 40 mg per day. For some patients, TGA advises the maximum recommended dose is now only 20 mg per day.

In addition, it is now advised that people who have a heart condition known as "congenital long QT syndrome" should not take citalopram.

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RGH E‑Bulletin: Parenteral iron preparations and iron deficiency anaemia : 07/11/2011 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Parenteral iron preparations and iron deficiency anaemia.

"Iron deficiency is a common cause of anaemia, and oral iron (100 - 200 mg elemental iron/day) is regarded as first line therapy. Parenteral iron is indicated for patients with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) where there is intolerance (adverse effects and/or demonstrated non-compliance), poor absorption or lack of response to oral iron, ongoing iron losses exceeding absorption or when a more rapid increase in haemoglobin (Hb) is clinically important to prevent decompensation or transfusion. Intravenous (IV) administration is the preferred route and current formulations can be safely administered in outpatient infusion centres. Intramuscular (IM) administration is discouraged as it is painful and can result in permanent scaring and skin discolouration. In adults with IDA, the total iron deficit (calculated using the Ganzoni formula using Hb and lean body weight) is typically 1200 - 2000 mg."

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

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SHPA: Rural Pharmacists are disadvantaged by CPD restrictions : 07/11/2011 :

The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia believes that rural pharmacists are being disadvantaged in their ability to access CPD support under the Rural and Remote Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Allowance because access to the allowance is restricted to accredited Group 2 activities.

According to SHPA, the restriction of support to accredited Group 2 CPD shows a lack of understanding of CPD and makes no sense. It says that the allowance should support any CPD that is acceptable to the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

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Rural and Regional Health Australia : 07/11/2011 :

The Australian Government has announced the creation of a new agency called Rural and Regional Health Australia.

Rural and Regional Health Australia aims to provide a central entry point on information about Commonwealth regional health and ageing programs for people living in regional Australia, as well as internal advocacy within Government on funding equity. The website for the agency, www.ruralhealthaustralia.gov.au, is now online and will act as a portal for Commonwealth health and aged care information and provide links to existing program information.

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Health Voices - worth a look : 07/11/2011 :

Twice each year the Consumer Health Forum (CHF) publishes its journal, Health Voices. Each issue has a theme that promotes debate on issues of interest to health consumers, government and industry. The current issue, just out, focuses on Medicines in Australia: Regulation, safety and access.

Given the public comments made by CHF CEO Carol Bennett critical of the pharmacy 'deals' that have attracted so much media attention in recent times, pharmacists might like to keep a watching brief on the activities of the CHF.

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Award-winning UQ pharmacy program teaches Aussie slang : 07/11/2011 :

Pharmacy students from international backgrounds are learning Australian colloquialisms in a program being offered by The University of Queensland School of Pharmacy.

The innovative language program — offered to first-year pharmacy students — was this week named as a winner in the 2011 UQ Teaching & Learning Awards.

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