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Pharmacists remain amongst most trusted : 11/04/2007 :

Last week saw the release of the annual Roy Morgan "Image of professions' survey. Once again, pharmacists came in second, with only nurses being perceived to have higher 'honesty and ethical standards'.

Guild President Kos Sclavos said of this: 'These findings reflect the level of trust and respect the Australian public places on its health care providers and particularly pharmacists.....Trust is an extremely valuable commodity that cannot be bought or manufactured. It can only be earned through a commitment to excellence and a dedication to serving the best interests of our patients.'

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Irwin the evil chemist chats to Willach CEO Mark Bouw at APP2007 : 11/04/2007 :


Irwin with more of his
technical crew at APP2007. Is that Paris Hilton on the right?




Click on the photo of the Willach CONSIS B (R) to hear the interview with Willach Australia CEO Mark Bouw.

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Please note that while we are trialing this technology we will make it available to all AusPharmers. Eventually it will only be accessible to 'premium' members.

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Priceline Pharmacy Post of the month
: 10/04/2007 :

The Priceline Pharmacy Post of the Month for March 2007 has been won by Peter Allen for his post of March 22 that formed part of the dispensing errors thread. Peter wrote in part:

"Mistake / Incident: I don't care what you call it, I care if you learn from it."

Peter's post can be read in full here. He wins $100 provided by our good friends at Priceline Pharmacy. AusPharm is grateful to Priceline Pharmacy for providing the support we need to run the Post of the month competition.

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Zelmac (tegaserod) withdrawn In Australia : 05/04/2007 :

'Listers will recall reading earlier this week about the US decision to withdraw tegaserod from the market. Novartis announced yesterday that tegaserod was to be withdrawn in Australian. The first part of their recall notice issued yesterday appears below. Hopefully, for those pharmacists who haven't received the full notice it will appear sometime today on the Novartis Australia website and/or on the TGA website.

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UK 'PBS' goes back to the drawing board : 04/04/2007 :

The British National Health Service (NHS) is inviting proposals for a new drug pricing scheme, after their Office of Fair Trading recently declared the existing 8 billion Pound Sterling (approx. AU$20 billion) Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme as no longer fit for purpose and needing to change.

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Project STOP launched : 03/04/2007 :

As foreshadowed in yesterday's AusPharm(e)news, Project STOP was officially launched yesterday.

The mainstream media showed some interest in the story and both the Pharmacy Guild and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia issued media statements.

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Depots get the thumbs down in NZ : 02/04/2007 :

While we're on a rural theme......

NZ action group Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) have voiced their disappointment at moves to reduce the number of pharmacies in rural areas, issuing a press release recently entitled "A Spoonful of Advice Helps the Medicine Go Down".

Proposed closures of smaller rural pharmacies and their replacement with 'medicine depots', where prescriptions are mailed to a pick-up point from a chemist in a larger town have failed to impress RWNZ members. "The spoonful of advice dispensed by rural pharmacists is invaluable," said RWNZ president, Sherrill Dackers. "Medicine depots just don't cut it when it comes to support, advice, comfort and security."

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API aiming to turn Priceline stores into Priceline Pharmacies : 30/03/2007 :





Those 'listers with an ear to the ground will have seen yesterday's Financial Review story saying that API is aiming to sell some of its Priceline stores during 2007, the catch being that it will only sell to buyers prepared to turn said stores into Priceline Pharmacies.

API currently has about 150 Priceline stores and there are about 100 Priceline Pharmacy franchises in play. According to API spokesman Rob Tassie "We expect by the end of the year we will have more under pharmacy than corporate."

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Poll results: should TV ads for S4 medications be allowed in Australia? : 30/03/2007 :



The result of this poll couldn't be any clearer really with 94% of the nearly 200 respondents saying such advertising should not be allowed.

AusPharm wonders what a similar poll conducted in Australian consumers would show.

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Watch the 2006 Bent Spoon Award presentation on YouTube : 29/03/2007 :

'Listers will recall the 'prestigious' award won collectively by the pharmacists of Australia late in 2006.

"The Bent Spoon Award for 2006 went to the pharmacists of Australia who manage to forget their scientific training long enough to sell quackery and snake oil in places where consumers should expect to get real medical supplies and advice."

Well, for those of you prepared to put yourselves through the ordeal, a video of the awarding of the prize is now on YouTube. Click the screenshot of the award above to visit the YouTube website and watch the award presentation.

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United States to have a schedule 3? : 28/03/2007 :

Our US counterparts could well be looking to Australia for tips on counseling to establish therapeutic need if an initiative by their Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create a new class of medication similar to our own Pharmacist Only (formerly S3) schedule is adopted.

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Should TV ads for S4 medications be allowed in Australia? : 28/03/2007 :

'Listers will have seen the article in Monday's (e)news about Direct to Consumer TV advertising of prescription only medicines in the Unites States. Supporters of DTC advertising claim that such ads serve an educational purpose while opponents say that these ads can oversell the benefits of drugs in ways that might conflict with promoting population health.

Should DTC TV ads of schedule 4 medications be allowed in Australia? What do you think? Please let us know by voting in today's AusPharm online poll below.

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PBS Reforms Fact Sheet
: 28/03/2007 :





'Listers will recall the intrigue and secrecy in some circles surrounding the detail of the PBS reforms when they were announced late in 2007. That time has now passed and, for those who haven't found it already, here is a DOHA Fact Sheet that explains it all with reasonable clarity.

Click here.

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Television ads for prescription only medicines not a good idea : 27/03/2007 :

The final report of a recent US study, Creating Demand for Prescription Drugs: A Content Analysis of Television Direct-to-Consumer Advertising, was published online earlier this month in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Sigma pleased with full year results; pharmacists (and market) less so : 27/03/2007 :

Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited yesterday released its full year results for the year ending January 31, 2007. Total sales (+24.4%), earnings before (+34.5%) and after tax (+43.3%) were all up on the previous year's results.

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Poll results: who follows the footy? : 23/03/2007 :





AusPharm grew up with Rugby League in Sydney in the 1960s and 70s and while our personal interest in the footy has waned over the years there certainly is some interest out there among AusPharmers.

50% of the respondents to this week's poll said they followed the AFL 'with interest' (compared to 25% for the NRL). On the other hand 38% don't follow either with 22% choosing the 'you're kidding' option in our poll.

For the 50% who are interested in the AFL, the PHARMeFOOTY AFL tipping competition proper starts this weekend.

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Bigger role for UK pharmacists in seasonal flu vaccination scheme? : 22/03/2007 :

A story published in the Pharmaceutical Journal last week should have got the antennae vibrating of those pharmacists in Australia on the lookout for new professional roles for pharmacists.

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McClinics anyone? : 21/03/2007 :

A new primary healthcare model is rapidly emerging in US pharmacies and supermarkets. Based on the "Golden Arches" operational paradigm of immediate, affordable, consistent service of a limited menu offering, the walk-in, no-wait clinics are said to be reshaping US primary care services.

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Poll: who follows the footy? : 21/03/2007 :

Many 'listers will know that the National Rugby League (NRL) season started last weekend and that the Australian Football League (AFL) season proper starts this coming weekend. AusPharm has received its share of emails asking us to be in various tipping competitions, including PHARMefooty, in which AusPharm has a small role to play as a sponsor. All this has us wondering what the level of interest in 'footy' really is out there in pharmacies.



Do you follow the footy? Please let us know by participating in this week's AusPharm poll below.

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UK National Pharmacy Association follows the Guild's lead on pse*doephe*rine : 20/03/2007 :

'Lister's will recall mention on AusPharmList of the UK's TGA equivalent, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's (MHRA) proposal to reclassify medicines containing pse*doephe*rine and ephe*rine as prescription-only medicines.

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