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Thu 04 Jan 18

“See the pharmacist first”


THE UK Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is encouraging patients to visit their pharmacist before booking an appointment with their GP, in a bid to relieve pressure on doctors.


Wed 03 Jan 18

TGA codeine stock guidance


THE Therapeutic Goods Administration yesterday issued new guidance on the phase-out of OTC codeine products once they become prescription-only on 01 Feb, including clarification that reclassified items can continue to be sold as long as they are stored in pharmacy dispensaries.


Tue 02 Jan 18

Medicinal cannabis guidance


EVIDENCE-BASED guidance documents on the use of medicinal cannabis have been released to Australian consumers and health professionals by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) following extensive research and consultation.


Tue 02 Jan 18

Sigma targets AZ direct


PHARMACIES affiliated with Sigma Healthcare are being encouraged to take commercial action in response to AstraZeneca's (AZ) move to direct distribution of some of its products (PD 31 Oct 17), with Amcal and Guardian members informed of changes to discounts and generous incentives to convert sales from AZ molecules to their generic equivalents.


Fri 22 Dec 17

CPS flags standardisation


THE Council of Pharmacy Schools Australia and New Zealand (CPS) has announced it will introduce a set of "standard priorities" to be implemented by all pharmacy schools over a five-year period, in order to ensure globally competitive performance in pharmacy education.


Fri 22 Dec 17

RACGP stirs WA location rules


THE Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has called for increased competition and patient choice, in its submission to the Western Australian Government Review of Community Pharmacy Ownership.


Thu 21 Dec 17

Guild looks forward to 2018


RESOLUTION of issues around the medicine supply chain will be a high priority for the Guild in 2018, following the recent decisions by AstraZeneca and Amgen to distribute some products on an exclusive direct supply basis.


Thu 21 Dec 17

Oxy pharmacist arraigned


THE NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) has pursued a series of complaints against Sydney pharmacist Anthony Sadek before the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of NSW, around instances of excessive OxyContin dispensing.


Wed 20 Dec 17

MedAdvisor 6CPA capability


LISTED medications adherence specialist MedAdvisor has enhanced its PlusOne platform to enable data collection requirements for professional services under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.


Wed 20 Dec 17

CW pads up for juniors


CHEMIST Warehouse (CW) has announced it is again sponsoring the Michael Clarke Coaching Clinics to be held in Sydney next month, designed to "prepare and inspire the next generation of Australian cricketers".




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