Pharmacy Daily headlines (3572 found)

Mon 20 Sep 10

MS drug breakthrough

THE first-ever tablet treatment for people living with multiple sclerosis, Movectro (cladribine), has received Therapeutic Goods Administration approval.

Mon 20 Sep 10

Pharmacist prescriber push

THE expansion of the role of pharmacists and other health practitioners into prescribing may help to alleviate building pressures on Australia’s healthcare system brought about by an ageing population, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Fri 17 Sep 10

Drug/test feedback wanted

THE Department of Health and Ageing is seeking feedback on new Draft Information Requests for Assessing Co-Dependent Technologies.

Thu 16 Sep 10

Harvey slams CM report

LA TROBE University’s Ken Harvey has hit back at comments made by the Australian Self- Medication Industry’s Deon Schoombie (PD Tue) over the report into the cost effectiveness of complementary medicines, saying that the ASMI director “conveniently skipped over” several points.

Thu 16 Sep 10

Sigma warns of more red ink

SIGMA Pharmacuticals today alerted investors that it expects to have to write down the value of its Pharmaceuticals Division by up to $270 million when it announces its first half results later in the month (PD breaking news).

Wed 15 Sep 10

Patients better with pharmacy

A POST-discharge service offered by pharmacists for patients exiting hospital on warfarin could potentially save the Australian healthcare system $6.4m per annum, according to researchers from the School of Pharmacy, at the University of Tasmania.

Tue 14 Sep 10

AHPRA online registration

THE new national Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board has opened up online renewals for health professionals whose registration renewal is due by 30 Sep.

Tue 14 Sep 10

Voltaren feels increased heat

NOVARTIS Australia has hit back at recent abstract presented by European Society of Cardiology which called into question the safety of diclofenac (Voltaren) saying it was associated with increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity and should be used with caution in most individuals.

Mon 13 Sep 10

Australian natural health

FLORDIS Natural Medicines (who recently received the first TGA “AUST R” approval for its herbal medicine, Iberogast) and Indonesian pharmaceutical company, the SOHO Group, have collaborated to create a new Australian healthcare company, Soho Flordis International (SFI) Designed as an outlet to develop natural medicine products with ‘high specific evidence’ SFI is a strong advocate of ‘seed to patient control’ meaning that it will implement proceedures that ensure ‘traceability, sustainability and quality of all the steps involved in natural health medicine continuum, from plantation to harvesting, extraction and manufacture’.

Mon 13 Sep 10

Naturals could ease health

COMPLEMENTARY medicines could potentially save millions of dollars in healthcare costs without compromising patient health, according to the University of Western Sydney.

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