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IT'S a dog-eat-dog world out there - literally - for a pooch that's collected not $200 but the Yorkie dog Scottie from Monopoly.
THE entrance of Sigma Pharmaceuticals into the hospital pharmacy market "continues to build," according to ceo Mark Hooper, with the business holding about 20% market share in Vic.
PREGABALIN, a PBS-listed drug used for the treatment of sciatica, has been found to be no more effective than placebo, according to a study conducted by the George Institute for Global Health.
THE Department of Human Services has released a revised education guide for the Closing the Gap - PBS Co-Payment Measure with the aim of providing more helpful information on the scheme.
DISCOUNT Drug Stores has announced that it will donate $2 of every $20 flu vaccination administered in its pharmacies to charity group Free2Be.
THE Pharmacy Guild has announced the appointment of Catherine Bronger, Caroline Diamantis and Adele Tahan to fill casual vacancies on the NSW Branch Committee.
MDECINS Sans Frontires / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has successfully trialled an innovative heat-stable rotavirus infection vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children dying from diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa.
SIGMA'S $100.2 million "underlying profit" (see main story) was impacted by the previously announced one-off $11.4 million insurance recovery and an $8.3 million doubtful debt provision relating to a single pharmacy group.
SIGMA Pharmaceuticals ceo Mark Hooper yesterday reaffirmed that the company was expecting earnings growth of at least 5% this year, with the company recording $100.2m in underlying profit for the year to 31 Jan (PD breaking news).