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Fri 29 Sep 17

Risk-based CM assessments


THE Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking feedback on a number of proposed reforms that it says will "deliver a more flexible, predictable, efficient and transparent regulatory framework for complementary medicines (CMs)".


Fri 29 Sep 17

A remarkable omission


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IN AN enthusiastic statement of support for the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA's)upscheduling of products containing codeine from S3 to S4, the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) has made what Pharmacy Guild national president George Tambassis has called, a "remarkable omission".


Thu 28 Sep 17

Drug induced deaths in Aust


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HARMFUL drug use continues to be a serious public health issue in Australia with 1,808 drug induced deaths registered in 2016, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics report, 'Causes of Death, Australia 2016'.


Thu 28 Sep 17

CW wins AFL Grand Final


IN AN Australian first, Chemist Warehouse (CW) is gearing up for a major promotion that will see the Pharmacy group place 100,000 seat cushions filled with premium product on all seats at the MCG ahead of this weekend's 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final.


Thu 28 Sep 17

Poor adherence drives reform


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AUSTRALIA'S medicine adherence levels remain "stubbornly low" at between 50% and 60%, and with increasing numbers of patients on five, 10 or more medicines to treat multiple chronic health conditions, there is a crying need for more personalised medicines support delivered through community pharmacies, writes Pharmacy Guild of Australia executive director David Quilty in his Forefront editorial.


Wed 27 Sep 17

Happy Birthday Chemsave


CHEMSAVE has announced the addition of its 150th member in the form of a new discount max store in Marsden Park, Qld (pictured).


Wed 27 Sep 17

White retires from Board


QUEENSLAND'S Metro South Health Board chair Terry White (pictured) has announced his retirement from the position, drawing warm tributes from the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick.


Wed 27 Sep 17

VPA mandates first-aid couch


THE Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA) has specified that a "first aid couch or similar" is to be in the room where vaccinations are carried out within a pharmacy.


Tue 26 Sep 17

LARCs less user-dependent


LONG acting reversible contraceptive methods, or "LARCs", are less user-dependent in reducing unintended pregnancies and should become more accessible, according to Alison Verhoeven, chief executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).


Tue 26 Sep 17

Pill-testing support widens


FOLLOWING its success in Europe, pill testing services will be offered at an ACT music festival, the Spilt Milk 25 Nov event, and may become the norm at such events, in the hope of minimising harm from drug-taking for younger Australians, the Federal Government has said.




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