THE NSW Health Care Complaints Commission in April this year had prosecuted Nicholas Bova, a compounding pharmacist and the proprietor and pharmacist-in-charge at Bova Compounding Chemist in Sydney's southern suburbs (PD 15 Apr) before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal which has now found him guilty of professional misconduct.
VICTORIAN pharmacist and Monash Pharmacy alumnus Bill Scott has been presented with the Monash Distinguished Alumni Award for his substantial contribution to the health of Victorian communities.
HEALTH Minister Sussan Ley has confirmed her department is currently in the process of completing a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) on codeine-containing medications, which will be published before the next scheduling decision is to be made.
THE Pharmacy Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2016-20, defining the relationship between the two bodies and the services AHPRA will provide in supporting the Board to carry out its functions for the next five years.
COMPLEMENTARY medicine giant Swisse Wellness has announced a three-year multimillion-dollar research arrangement with peak research group CSIRO, seaking to create scientific evidence to support its own products.
THE newly merged Terry White and Chemmart groups have announced unified branding, with the entire 500-strong network to migrate to the new brand over the next year (PD breaking news).
All pharmacies in newly merged network to operate as Terry White Chemmart.
THE Sydney Sixers women's cricket team now has the support of a new partner in Priceline Pharmacy.
THE infant formula partnership between Blackmores and Bega Cheese (PD 30 Oct 2015) has failed to meet sales expectations in Australia or China, with Bega's share price yesterday falling 20% after the "change in market circumstances" was revealed at the firm's annual general meeting.
THE Pharmacy Guild has fired a shot across the bow of Ramsay Health Care, after the hospital giant confirmed the development of a new pharmacy "hyper-store" in central Melbourne.