BLACKMORES has thrown its support behind Australian sports icon, ultra-marathon Runner Pat Farmer, in his bid to raise $275,000 for the Australian Red Cross. To raise the funds, Farmer has embarked on a massive 40-day 3,000km run across Vietnam. Farmer’s run began this month from Mong Cai in North Vietnam. Pat will be running on average 80- 85km per day over the 40 days, heading south from Mong Cai through Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, finishing in Cà Mau in South Vietnam, before jumping onto a jetski, to ride the Mekong Delta River over three days to return to Ho Chi Minh City and where his journey will end. During this time, Pat aims to raise over $275,000 for the Australian Red Cross, to support water and sanitation programs in remote parts of Vietnam. To donate visit www.redcross.org.au/poletopolevietnam.
PHARMACISTS have a valuable role to play in the detection and resolution of drug-related problems as part of a general practice team, according to a new study based on the outcomes of a six month trial in Western Sydney.
AS IF pharmaceutical brand originators didn’t have enough to worry about with generic copies of their drugs, now it appears that the brand originator can get into trouble when a generic causes harm that had not been identified and warned about by the original research company.