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Most pharmacists see no merit in consumer 'cheaper medicines' campaign : 23/08/2013 :

2/3 of pharmacists voting in this week's AusPharm poll believe the Consumers Health Forum led 'Cheaper Medicines' campaign is without merit although more than half of this group think it 'it was predictable. This is pharmacy's payback for the atorvastatin generic discount windfall.'

30% of respondents believe the campaign is 'disgraceful', as it has been branded by the Pharmacy Guild, who say it grossly misrepresents the Guild's position on price disclosure.

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Guild issues election wish list : 23/08/2013 :

The Pharmacy Guild yesterday circulated a draft 'letter of support' from Prime Minister Rudd to the Guild, outlining the pre-election commitments the Guild would like Mr Rudd (and Tony Abbott) to make to pharmacy.

AusPharm understands this was done to pre-empt the publication this morning of News Ltd Sue Dunlevy's latest anti pharmacy spray.

In election campaigns for some twenty years, pharmacists have received such letters of support from political leaders of all persuasions. These letters are seen by the Guild as very important in reaffirming the bipartisan support of Australia’s much valued community pharmacy network.

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Coalition health policy promises and independent PBAC : 23/08/2013 :

The Coalition yesterday released its health policy including a commitment to adhere to Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) recommendations.

In another policy promise the Coalition says it will provide the Health Minister with authority to PBS list medicines recommended by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee that do not cost more than $20 million in any of the first four years of its listing.

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Last chance to attend the Moses / Rigby Drug Interaction Seminars : 22/08/2013 :

Do you know which drugs interact with apple and orange juice? Can you advise your patients on managing drug interactions via P-glycoprotein? What are the best resources for looking up drug-disease interactions?

If you aren’t entirely confident answering these questions, perhaps you should attend one of the last drug interaction workshops to be run by Debbie Rigby and Geraldine Moses.

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AusPharm CPD: RGH Pharmacy E-Bulletin CPD Digest - Issue No 61 : 22/08/2013 :

The next in our 2013 series of continuing professional development activities is the RGH E-Bulletin Digest No. 61.

This CPD activity assesses your understanding of four recent RGH Pharmacy E-Bulletins, Volumes 50-7 → 50-10 (May/June 2013).

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss management principles for the treatment of variant angina
  • Outline the clinical pharmacology of tapentadol
  • Outline the clinical pharmacology of canagliflozin
  • Describe key aspects of the clinical pharmacology of rifaximin.

This activity has been accredited for 0.5hr of Group One CPD (0.5 CPD Credits) that may be converted to 1 Group Two CPD Credit upon successful completion of the corresponding assessment for inclusion on an individual pharmacist's CPD Record. Accreditation number: A1308AP1.

AusPharm gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by MIMS.

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PBS price for atorvastatin set to drop by 50% on December 1 : 22/08/2013 :

The latest round of PBS price reductions, brought about by the government's price disclosure policy, reveal that from 1 December, the PBS return price for atorvastatin will drop by 50.06%.

Other price reductions, also set to come into force on 1 December, include:

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Guild CEO: 'Save my local pharmacy' campaign likely to be long : 22/08/2013 :

The current 'Save my local pharmacy' campaign is likely to be a long campaign, which will probably continue well after the Federal election, Guild CEO David Quilty believes.

Writing in this week's Forefront, Mr Quilty said the Guild is pushing strongly with both Labor and the Coalition that the impact on pharmacies of the pre-election change to price disclosure must be recognised and ameliorated.

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Guild gets strong media coverage : 22/08/2013 :

We reported yesterday that the consumer groups currently running the Stand Up For Cheaper Medicines campaign had achieved significant and widespread mainstream media coverage for their cause, following the launch of the campaign on Tuesday.

As the day progressed the Pharmacy Guild was also able to get good air time to put its case.

Guild President Kos Sclavos, SA President Ian Todd featured on both ABC and commercial radio and Communication Director Greg Turnbull got a run on SBS news. Consumer spokespeople CHF's Carol Bennett, CHOICE's Alan Kirkland, Professor Phillip Clarke also continued to get strong coverage as the day progressed.

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Text of Consumers Health Forum email to members : 21/08/2013 :

Here is the text of the email sent yesterday by Consumers Health Forum CEO Carol Bennett to her members.

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Urgent Advice - CHF, ACOSS and Choice mount a campaign to Stand up for Cheaper Medicines

Dear Members and Consumer Representatives

Today CHF, ACOSS and Choice have launched a major campaign to call on consumers, Government and members of a future Government to ‘Stand up for Cheaper Medicines’.

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Natureís Way Kids Smart homoeopathic products asked to retract numerous advertising claims : 21/08/2013 :

The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Complaint Resolution Panel (CRP) has ruled that a number of online ads for Nature’s Way Kids Smart homoeopathic products contained many representations of therapeutic efficacy that had not been verified, were not correct and balanced, were likely to arouse unwarranted and unrealistic expectations, and were misleading, in breach of these provisions.

The CRP pointed out that traditional homeopathic evidence is not evidence that a product is efficacious or may be efficacious in providing particular therapeutic benefits.

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Poll: does the CHF led consumer organisation PBS / pharmacy campaign have merit? : 21/08/2013 :

It's likely there isn't a pharmacist or pharmacy student in the country who is not aware of the campaign begun yesterday by consumer groups the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and CHOICE and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

The campaign seeks to influence government to persist with and strengthen its price disclosure policy on the basis that consumers are 'are paying some of the highest prices for medicines in the world'.

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PHARMeFOOTY weekly wrap : 21/08/2013 :

AFL Round 21

Round 21 of the 2013 AFL season commenced with a Friday night blockbuster at the MCG between Hawthorn and Collingwood. Both teams fought hard, however Hawthorn took the win by a convincing 35 points.

NRL Round 23

Round 23 of the 2013 NRL Season commenced with the Broncos defeating the Eels at Suncorp Stadium (22-12), and the Rabbitohs taking the win against the Sea Eagles 22-10 at Bluetongue Stadium. Other games for the round saw the Bulldogs topple a determined Raiders outfit (18-14)...

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CHF, ACOSS, CHOICE campaign wins widespread national media coverage - PSA responds : 21/08/2013 :

The consumer campaign targeting the 'heavy prices Australian people pay for prescription medicines' achieved widespread mainstream media coverage across Australia yesterday.

Outspoken Consumers Health Forum CEO Carol Bennett was interviewed on Channel 7's Sunrise program - syndicated to 43 other TV stations - and also on several ABC TV and radio programs, also widely syndicated across the country.

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Win an iPad mini - mental health first aid survey : 21/08/2013 :

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Guild launches 'Save my local pharmacy' radio ads : 20/08/2013 :

As part of its 'Save my local pharmacy' campaign, the Pharmacy Guild is running two radio ads in selected federal electorates.

One features an old man uncertain as to whether he has the correct tablets and the other features a child in pain.

The key lines in both ads are ' Imagine if your local pharmacy was no longer there' and 'If Mr Rudd really wants to help, he needs to fix this and fix it now.'

Listen to the two 30 second ads here and here.

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Don't sign: consumer groups target 'Save my local pharmacy' petition : 20/08/2013 :

Three consumer groups have today jointly launched a campaign they say 'highlights the heavy prices Australian people pay for prescription medicines'.

However, the Pharmacy Guild says the campaign is 'disgraceful' and seeks to quite deliberately mislead the public about recent changes to the PBS.

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September 2013 PBS schedule : 19/08/2013 :

Download the Full PBS schedule

Download the PBS ‘Summary of Changes’

Download the Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy – S100 Arrangements Supplement

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Sea of white coats in support of 'Save my local pharmacy' campaign : 19/08/2013 :

Pictured below on Friday at the Pharmacy Guild's WA Forum are more than 200 pharmacists showing their solidarity for the 'Save my local pharmacy' campaign.

The Guild is now requesting that all signed petitions be returned.

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RGH E‑Bulletin: Fish oil and prostate cancer : 19/08/2013 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Fish oil and prostate cancer.

"Fish oil is one of the most popular dietary supplements in Australia. Regular consumption of fish oil, through supplements or dietary intake, is also actively promoted by the Heart Foundation of Australia for cardiovascular benefits. Recent reports in the media, however, have highlighted a purported association between fish oil and prostate cancer, raising concern amongst the public. These findings are based on a sub-analysis of data obtained through SELECT trial (Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial), a prospective randomised placebo controlled trial across 400 site in the United States, Canada and Puerto."

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

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New decision tree to choose the best medication review service : 19/08/2013 :

In an editorial in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, authors Karen O'Leary et al. describe a new 'decision tree' that will assist to identify the most appropriate medication review service for an individual consumer based on their risk of medication misadventure, medicines-related problems and eligibility.

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