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The Tassie wine goes to WA (again) : 23/12/2009 :

Many thanks to all those 'listers who took advantage of our Christmas special and upgraded to premium membership earlier this month.

As in 2008, the pack of three premium Tasmanian wines went to Western Australian, this year to 'lister Rehana Majid, whose name we drew out of the AusPharm hat.

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Public Tamiflu stock : 23/12/2009 :

After last week's poll on the level of use in pharmacies of the government issue Tamiflu stock, we said we'd ask the Department of Health whether it had an official analysis of use.

Word just in from the Department says that it has  received regular updates on usage by state and territory health authorities and that these are being evaluated for the final response report.

Watch this space.

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Pharmacy's best .... and worst moments in 2009 : 23/12/2009 :

It's the time of year when mainstream media turns its attention to the high and low points of the year's news (eg here). What about pharmacy? What were some of the high and low points in Australian pharmacy in 2009?

One of the (very) lows was John Menadue's withdrawn invitation to speak at the Qld ACPPM dinner following his PAC speech critical of aspects of pharmacy. Two highs were excellent APP and PAC conferences.

What were other highs and lows during 2009? We'll send one of our AusPharm pens the way of the 'lister who sends in the most eloquently expressed or best argued nomination prior to Dec 31.

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Poll: are you working over Christmas? : 22/12/2009 :

Health professionals, along with police and other emergency services workers, don't always get to have Christmas off as people still need the services we provide.

Are you working over Christmas? Please let us know by ticking the relevant box in this week's poll below.

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Two and a half men - pharmacy episode : 22/12/2009 :

Here's a nice scene from two and a half men, that 'listers might enjoy.

Charlie has a few questions about condom manufacturing, after he learns about a child that could be his own, which he asks his self-medicated local pharmacist, Russell. 

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NPS: plan for summer travel : 22/12/2009 :

The National Prescribing Service (NPS) is urging people to think about their medicines when preparing to travel, especially if they are going overseas.

NPS CEO, Dr Lynn Weekes said “There are three things to consider about your medicines when preparing to go away – do you have enough for the duration of your holiday or repeat prescriptions that can be filled, do your medicines need to be stored in special conditions while you’re travelling, and do you have the right documentation if you’re going overseas.”

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Difficult asthma examined at offshore conference : 22/12/2009 :

One of the speakers at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s 2010 Annual Offshore Conference is Paul Seale who will address the respiratory stream, including a session: Asthma what more is there to know.

The 2010 conference is being held in Beijing and Shanghai from 28 April to 7 May 2010 with a focus on respiratory, rheumatology and business management and a range of other therapeutic updates.

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AusPharm over Christmas / New Year / Jan : 21/12/2009 :

As in past years AusPharm will continue to publish over the holiday season, although in a somewhat 'cut down' style. We won't be publishing any new CE activities or feature articles and some of other other regular features (eg Research Roundup, the RGH E-Bulletin) won't go out every week. You will, however, still receive your AusPharm(e)news in your inbox every weekday as usual, except for the public holidays.

We'll be somewhat more relaxed in our interpretation of what constitutes 'relevant to pharmacy' in posts to AusPharmList too, as this seemed to work well last year.

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Brufen 800mg SR, new Atacand Plus strengths : 21/12/2009 :

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) last Friday published the outcomes from its November meeting.

Amongst them are recommendations to list two new strengths of Atacand Plus (32mg/12.5mg, 32mg/25mg) and a new Brufen SR (800mg) preparation. A number of new cancer drugs have also been recommended for listing.

You can read the details here.

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Collaborative doctor / pharmacist protocols essential : 21/12/2009 :

In the context of health reform in Australia there exists a growing impetus for a collaborative health care model. According to PSA this is a good thing but must be predicated on the development of robust and workable protocols.

President of the PSA, Warwick Plunkett, said the collaborative model would by definition see strong bonds and alliances forged between medicine and pharmacy.

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Industry: PBS decisions need greater consumer input : 21/12/2009 :

Pharma peak group Medicines Australia (MA) says consumers and the community should be more involved in the PBS listing process.

The MA position, put by MA acting CEO acting chief executive Dr Brendan Shaw, is in response to a new report released last week by Deloittes – Enhancing Consumer Involvement in Medicines Health Technology Assessment. The report was commissioned by drug company Eli Lilly.

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RGH E-Bulletin: Christmas Edition – Best wishes for the festive season : 21/12/2009 :

A little levity at Christmas time is a welcome change from the serious business that goes on in hospitals, dispensaries and surgeries that provide care for the sick and promote wellness:

Fishy business
Researchers at Baylor University in the USA tested fish from various American river systems for the presence of human medications. Results revealed that seven pharmaceuticals & two personal care products were present...

Online games and medications?
In an twist on the use of the internet for “education” or “information” about drug therapies, an American generic producer has created an online game called Biologicsland. Participants play as a scientist, lobbyist, professor, politician or doctor...

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Poll: use of the government issue Tamiflu : 18/12/2009 :

This week's poll sought to find out how much of the government issue Tamiflu has been dispensed since it landed in pharmacies in the middle of the year.

The result seems to tell us that while outbreaks of swine flu were largely minor, there were 'hot spots' around the country. We'd be interested to hear people's comments as to what might have caused the spike in the high use category.

Will there be a government analysis of the use of this stock? We'll ask the Department of Health and let you know what they say.

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e-prescribing: still some issues to sort out : 18/12/2009 :

At a recent meeting of peak health organisations held in Canberra to discuss the development of e-prescribing a number of issues were flagged by those present which need to be addressed before e-prescribing can be routinely implemented.

The meeting was attended by representatives from the Australian Medical Association, the National E-Health Transition Authority, the Consumers Hearth Forum, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, the Australian Association of Practice Managers, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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PBS spend on ATSI people remains lower : 18/12/2009 :

A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows per person spending on health and high care residential aged care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in 2006-07 was 22% higher than for their non-Indigenous counterparts.

The higher spending for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reflects, among other things, differences in the health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as differences in the average costs of providing health goods and services.

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January 2010 PBS schedule : 18/12/2009 :

The January PBS schedule and 'Summary of Changes' are  now on-line:

Full PBS schedule

Summary of changes

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Universities band together to boost complementary medicines training for pharmacists : 17/12/2009 :

Amid growing consumer demand for complementary medicines, pharmacy academics have answered calls from the profession, complementary medicine experts and the National Prescribing Service (NPS) to more effectively include training on complementary medicines in undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy programs.

Representatives from 13 pharmacy schools in Australia and New Zealand have recently formed an Australasian University Pharmacy Complementary Medicines Education Group. The group, chaired by Griffith University's Dr Evelin Tiralongo, met last week at the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) annual conference in Hobart.

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PSA: more support needed for preceptors : 17/12/2009 :

Echoing doctor concerns over the ability to adequately train the rising number of medical graduates, the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Warwick Plunkett, said yesterday the present outflow of pharmacy graduates from universities now required nearly 30 per cent of all pharmacies to place a post-graduate student. 

According to Mr Plunkett, this is unsustainable.

“Without financial subsidy this is impractical and it is unreasonable for the profession to bear the cost without Government assistance,” Mr Plunkett said.

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More space for dispensing labels? : 17/12/2009 :

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced yesterday that it would develop a proposal, for consultation with stakeholders, to amend TGA regulations to require that the labels of as many prescription medicines as possible have adequate clear space for attachment of a dispensing label.

The move is in response to unsolicited representations to the TGA from a number of interested parties (Ron? Peter?). The TGA anticipates that its proposal will provoke "vigorous debate among stakeholders".

Read the details here.

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Research Roundup : 17/12/2009 :

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