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Tue 16 Jan 18

E-cigarette research boost

IN WHAT could prove to be a game-changer for the marketing of e-cigarettes, or vaping devices, various experts from the EU and UK have argued that a switch policy to move tobacco smokers across to e-cigarettes would be pro-health.

Tue 16 Jan 18

Fred IT links with AMH

FRED IT Group and the Australian Medicines Handbook have announced a partnership which will provide users of the cloud-based solution Fred NXT system with direct access to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) medicines information.

Mon 15 Jan 18

GSK joins Click & Collect

Pharmacy Daily

GLAXOSMITHKLINE'S GSK Consumer Healthcare has confirmed its participation in the Pharmacy Guild's 'Click and Collect' program, as part of an overarching strategy to deliver a digital transformation program for community pharmacy in Australia.

Fri 12 Jan 18

Res-care meds simplified

WEBSTERCARE has announced changes to its RxMedChart process, claiming the new system can "reduce time spent on administration by doctors in NSW aged care facilities by 60%".

Thu 11 Jan 18

Medlab cannabis all-clear

ASX-LISTED Medlab Clinical has received its license from the Victorian Government to sell or supply Schedule 8 or Schedule 9 Drugs in the form of cannabis and its derivatives, namely NanaBis (CBD:THC) and NanaBidial (CBD).

Wed 10 Jan 18

NSW poppy crop set to bloom

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair has announced the successful harvest of the state's first alkaloid poppy crops, with production expected to more than double this year.

Wed 10 Jan 18

Last ditch OTC codeine cry

AN ELEVENTH-HOUR plea from the Extended Hours Pharmacies Association (EHPA) has urged NSW parliamentarians to support a change to allow low-dosage codeine to continue to be available over-the-counter after 01 Feb 2018.

Tue 09 Jan 18

MedsASSIST to shut down

THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced that its MedsASSIST real time recording system, developed to help reduce the misuse of over-the-counter combination analgesic medicines containing codeine, will be discontinued after 31 Jan 2018.

Mon 08 Jan 18

Pharmacy diabetes trial details

Pharmacy Daily

THE first article describing the protocol for Australia's Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial was published in BMJ Open late last month, detailing the "pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial to compare three screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in Australian community pharmacy".

Fri 05 Jan 18

Hunt opens cannabis export

Pharmacy Daily

AUSTRALIA has the potential to be a forerunner in the global medicinal cannabis sector, with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday confirming new regulations to allow the export of medical marijuana.

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