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#French man sued employer - his job was so #boring it turned him into a “professional #zombie” #Dispensary Corner. #French man sued employer – his job was so #boring it turned him into a “professional #zombie” #Dispensary Corner.
#Accountancy firm warns potential deregulation of pharmacy ownership may see #pharmacy bank lending policies changes #Accountancy firm warns potential deregulation of pharmacy ownership may see #pharmacy bank lending policies changes
The Government awarded the #PharmaceuticalSociety of Australia (@PSA_National) with national #peakhealthbody funding The Government awarded the #PharmaceuticalSociety of Australia (@PSA_National) with national #peakhealthbody funding
Proposed NZ pharmacy ownership & location rules may go to parliament this year. Proposed NZ pharmacy ownership & location rules may go to parliament this year.
"Herring Fillets" can - company fined for failing to say the can may contain #fish - See #Dispensary Container “Herring Fillets” can – company fined for failing to say the can may contain #fish – See #Dispensary Container
A Massachusetts #chemist has been sentenced for misconduct - It's unique - see #Dispensary Corner #pharmacist A Massachusetts #chemist has been sentenced for misconduct – It’s unique – see #Dispensary Corner #pharmacist
Obligations of #pharmacists in relation to #cybersecurity are another focus of the PharmacyBoardofAustralia @AHPRA Obligations of #pharmacists in relation to #cybersecurity are another focus of the PharmacyBoardofAustralia @AHPRA
@Blackmores has announced the acquisition of #GlobalTherapeutics, retail Chinese #herbalmedicine coy @Blackmores has announced the acquisition of #GlobalTherapeutics, retail Chinese #herbalmedicine coy
@Blackmores has announced the acquisition of #GlobalTherapeutics, retail Chinese #herbalmedicine coy @Blackmores has announced the acquisition of #GlobalTherapeutics, retail Chinese #herbalmedicine coy
So now when in Hong Kong, you can buy #fingerlickingood #nailpolish - #KFC branded So now when in Hong Kong, you can buy #fingerlickingood #nailpolish – #KFC branded
#cheese-flavoured #KitKat? Really? Thanks #Nestle! See #Dispensary Corner #cheese-flavoured #KitKat? Really? Thanks #Nestle! See #Dispensary Corner
#FederalBudget provides opportunities for greater involvement of pharmacists, according to @PSA_National. #FederalBudget provides opportunities for greater involvement of pharmacists, according to @PSA_National.
#FederalBudget provides opportunities for greater involvement of pharmacists, according to @PSA_National. #FederalBudget provides opportunities for greater involvement of pharmacists, according to @PSA_National.
#Sigma Pharmaceuticals ceo Mark Hooper said the company is on track to deliver 10% growth for H1 financial year #Sigma Pharmaceuticals ceo Mark Hooper said the company is on track to deliver 10% growth for H1 financial year
#Sigma Pharmaceuticals ceo Mark Hooper said the company is on track to deliver 10% growth for H1 financial year #Sigma Pharmaceuticals ceo Mark Hooper said the company is on track to deliver 10% growth for H1 financial year
Love your #cat? Like a #chat? The answer is here - #catterbox see Dispensary Corner Love your #cat? Like a #chat? The answer is here – #catterbox see Dispensary Corner
#Asthma Australia is launching a new mobile #app to mark #WorldAsthmaDay this week #Asthma Australia is launching a new mobile #app to mark #WorldAsthmaDay this week
#Asthma Australia is launching a new mobile #app to mark #WorldAsthmaDay this week #Asthma Australia is launching a new mobile #app to mark #WorldAsthmaDay this week
#FederalBudget revealed the taxpayers save >$20b over the next 5 years from the #PBS reform initiatives #FederalBudget revealed the taxpayers save >$20b over the next 5 years from the #PBS reform initiatives
#FederalBudget revealed the taxpayers save >$20b over the next 5 years from the #PBS reform initiatives #FederalBudget revealed the taxpayers save >$20b over the next 5 years from the #PBS reform initiatives
#ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies #ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies
#ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies #ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies
Why would a #bathbomb leave its user "red-faced"? See #Dispensary Corner Why would a #bathbomb leave its user “red-faced”? See #Dispensary Corner
Why would a #bathbomb leave its user "red-faced"? See #Dispensary Corner Why would a #bathbomb leave its user “red-faced”? See #Dispensary Corner
#ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies #ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies
#ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies #ABBVIE Aust offers extended payment terms for its new #PBS-listed #HepC drugs for community #pharmacies
#Steeplechase specialist Madeline Hills (nee Heiner), a @Sydney_Uni #pharmacy grad, will rep Oz in #Rio #Olympics #Steeplechase specialist Madeline Hills (nee Heiner), a @Sydney_Uni #pharmacy grad, will rep Oz in #Rio #Olympics
#GSK reported revenue of $925m for its continuing operations and a profit before tax of $17.6m in 2015 #GSK reported revenue of $925m for its continuing operations and a profit before tax of $17.6m in 2015
When is #Zen not Zen? #badbehaviour #menbehavingbadly See Dispensary Corner When is #Zen not Zen? #badbehaviour #menbehavingbadly See Dispensary Corner
Department of #Defence hascalled #Tender for the supply of #pharmaceuticals, and consumables for 5 years Department of #Defence hascalled #Tender for the supply of #pharmaceuticals, and consumables for 5 years
Can you believe it? An #app for everything of course, but a #Poo alert App? Why is that good? See Dispensary Corner Can you believe it? An #app for everything of course, but a #Poo alert App? Why is that good? See Dispensary Corner
After a cold dip in an #icepool, where would #men use a #hairdryer? Careful, as you look at Dispensary Corner After a cold dip in an #icepool, where would #men use a #hairdryer? Careful, as you look at Dispensary Corner
#MJA article: almost 1,000,000 Australians are at high risk of #heart attack or #stroke in the next 5 years #MJA article: almost 1,000,000 Australians are at high risk of #heart attack or #stroke in the next 5 years
@MedicinesAus and #GBMA debate the Productivity commission draft report - #innovate or #evergreen @MedicinesAus and #GBMA debate the Productivity commission draft report – #innovate or #evergreen
@MedicinesAus and #GBMA debate the Productivity commission draft report - #innovate or #evergreen @MedicinesAus and #GBMA debate the Productivity commission draft report – #innovate or #evergreen
#Airport #snifferdogs like #sausages and #cheese more than #cocaine - no surprise but expensive - Dispensary Corner #Airport #snifferdogs like #sausages and #cheese more than #cocaine – no surprise but expensive – Dispensary Corner
#redheads #gingers #carrottops have the last laugh with vibrance & youthfulness - Dispensary Corner #redheads #gingers #carrottops have the last laugh with vibrance & youthfulness – Dispensary Corner
Blackmores yesterday posted record results for the nine months to 31 Mar, with profit surging 145% to $76 million Blackmores yesterday posted record results for the nine months to 31 Mar, with profit surging 145% to $76 million
What would you call a #scaffolding company? How about #Viagra? Why? See Dispensary Corner What would you call a #scaffolding company? How about #Viagra? Why? See Dispensary Corner
Federal Court fined Reckitt Benckiser $1.7m around #Nurofen #specific-pain labelling - #ACCC sought $6m Federal Court fined Reckitt Benckiser $1.7m around #Nurofen #specific-pain labelling – #ACCC sought $6m
Can you distinguish a safe #mushroom from the #DeathCapmushroom? #SAHealth says no - what to do? Can you distinguish a safe #mushroom from the #DeathCapmushroom? #SAHealth says no – what to do?
Congrats to #Sigma #pharmacy chain #Amcal - second year in a row wins Reader’s Digest Quality #Service Award Congrats to #Sigma #pharmacy chain #Amcal – second year in a row wins Reader’s Digest Quality #Service Award
Congrats to #Sigma #pharmacy chain #Amcal - second year in a row wins Reader’s Digest Quality #Service Award Congrats to #Sigma #pharmacy chain #Amcal – second year in a row wins Reader’s Digest Quality #Service Award
@PSA_National has called upon Federal Gov't to adopt UK model of #pharmacist in #GPclinic  http://ow.ly/4naXyW @PSA_National has called upon Federal Gov’t to adopt UK model of #pharmacist in #GPclinic http://ow.ly/4naXyW
#doglovers #dogowners are more in sync with their pets than they know - Dispensary Corner #doglovers #dogowners are more in sync with their pets than they know – Dispensary Corner
NZ's #MEDSAFE is considering tighter controls around #alcohol-based #handsanitisers - children #poisoning issues NZ’s #MEDSAFE is considering tighter controls around #alcohol-based #handsanitisers – children #poisoning issues
Taxi or ambulance? Which is better to get to hospital in China? See Dispensary Corner Taxi or ambulance? Which is better to get to hospital in China? See Dispensary Corner
Taxi or ambulance? Which is better to get to hospital in China? See Dispensary Corner Taxi or ambulance? Which is better to get to hospital in China? See Dispensary Corner
#digital #health company #Volpara lists today on the ASX as ASX:VHT following a successful #IPO raising $10m #digital #health company #Volpara lists today on the ASX as ASX:VHT following a successful #IPO raising $10m
#Pharmacists are frontline in the dynamic world of #complementarymedicines (#CMs): Phcy Assoc Professor Forrest Batz #Pharmacists are frontline in the dynamic world of #complementarymedicines (#CMs): Phcy Assoc Professor Forrest Batz
What colour #bedsheet can minimise how #itchy you are? Why?  See Dispensary Corner. What colour #bedsheet can minimise how #itchy you are? Why? See Dispensary Corner.
Best #marketing trick -  so-called “sweaty billboard” which can kill #Zika #mosquitos - check out Dispensary Corner Best #marketing trick – so-called “sweaty billboard” which can kill #Zika #mosquitos – check out Dispensary Corner
#CSL, Australia's largest and most successful #biotechnology company, has officially #celebrated 100 years of ops #CSL, Australia’s largest and most successful #biotechnology company, has officially #celebrated 100 years of ops
@the_shpa has a #halfprice membership  offer for Aus & NZ Association for #Health Professional #Educators (ANZAHPE) @the_shpa has a #halfprice membership offer for Aus & NZ Association for #Health Professional #Educators (ANZAHPE)
Vic gov't funds $30m for Real Time #Prescription Monitoring #RTPM - welcomed by @PSA_National & @PharmGuildAus Vic gov’t funds $30m for Real Time #Prescription Monitoring #RTPM – welcomed by @PSA_National & @PharmGuildAus
So #QWERTY #keyboards have a #subliminal influence on us? Sure do. See Dispensary Corner So #QWERTY #keyboards have a #subliminal influence on us? Sure do. See Dispensary Corner
"A #rose by any other name ..." - but #Cyanide? What was she thinking? See Dispensary Corner for the answer. “A #rose by any other name …” – but #Cyanide? What was she thinking? See Dispensary Corner for the answer.
Terry White Pharmacy group ceo Anthony White anticipates an #IPO on the #ASX within two to three years Terry White Pharmacy group ceo Anthony White anticipates an #IPO on the #ASX within two to three years
Is it possible to die of a #brokenheart? Possibly. Dispensary Corner Is it possible to die of a #brokenheart? Possibly. Dispensary Corner
#PharmacyAlliance is  now Commercial Partner of #EssendonFootballClub for the 2016 #AFL season @EssendonFC #pharmacy #PharmacyAlliance is now Commercial Partner of #EssendonFootballClub for the 2016 #AFL season @EssendonFC #pharmacy
@PharmGuildAus is advising members this is the final week for submissions to the annual Guild Digest Survey. @PharmGuildAus is advising members this is the final week for submissions to the annual Guild Digest Survey.
#LeonardodaVinci had no children, but there are relatives in #Tuscany. See Dispensary Corner #LeonardodaVinci had no children, but there are relatives in #Tuscany. See Dispensary Corner
US #pharmacy chain #Walgreens has been snapped advertising “flu shots” next to what? See Dispensary Corner US #pharmacy chain #Walgreens has been snapped advertising “flu shots” next to what? See Dispensary Corner
#API reported 18.1% increase in underlying net profit after tax, with a figure of $25.3m for the 6 months to 29 Feb. #API reported 18.1% increase in underlying net profit after tax, with a figure of $25.3m for the 6 months to 29 Feb.
#pharmacists from NT and WA lobbied for reg & remuneration issues for #S100 #medicines supply for the rural & remote #pharmacists from NT and WA lobbied for reg & remuneration issues for #S100 #medicines supply for the rural & remote
@PharmGuildAus director David Quilty calls for consignment supply model to sort #cashflow for #HepC drugs #pharmacy @PharmGuildAus director David Quilty calls for consignment supply model to sort #cashflow for #HepC drugs #pharmacy
a new #McDonald’s fast food outlet in the US is set to trial “bottomless french fries" - Dispensary Corner a new #McDonald’s fast food outlet in the US is set to trial “bottomless french fries” – Dispensary Corner
#Chemmart hosted about 240 #pharmacists for the second annual Chemmart #Masterclass in Melbourne this week #Chemmart hosted about 240 #pharmacists for the second annual Chemmart #Masterclass in Melbourne this week
Why has a British man eaten #sausages and #chips at every meal for 22 years? Dispensary Corner not #bangers&mash Why has a British man eaten #sausages and #chips at every meal for 22 years? Dispensary Corner not #bangers&mash
> 400 Chinese #pharmacy owners, each with 200 #pharmacies, will descend upon Melb's Albert Park Pullman in June > 400 Chinese #pharmacy owners, each with 200 #pharmacies, will descend upon Melb’s Albert Park Pullman in June
All hail #BexleyNorthPharmacy who #bravely protected a disabled man from his attacker in May 2015 #pharmacy All hail #BexleyNorthPharmacy who #bravely protected a disabled man from his attacker in May 2015 #pharmacy
#Pharmacy services #supplier HPS announced rollout of #ROWA automation system in #hospitals & #health centres in Oz #Pharmacy services #supplier HPS announced rollout of #ROWA automation system in #hospitals & #health centres in Oz
@PharmGuildAus rolling out #MedsASSIST, the #codeine real-time system that will help #pharmacists monitor its use @PharmGuildAus rolling out #MedsASSIST, the #codeine real-time system that will help #pharmacists monitor its use
When could ultra-thin #skin be a good thing? When it's wearable #electronics. Dispensary Corner #wearableelectronics When could ultra-thin #skin be a good thing? When it’s wearable #electronics. Dispensary Corner #wearableelectronics
#APC Australian #Pharmacy Council is recruiting a new 8-member #Accreditation Committee http://ow.ly/4mPRxk #APC Australian #Pharmacy Council is recruiting a new 8-member #Accreditation Committee http://ow.ly/4mPRxk
#APC Australian #Pharmacy Council is recruiting a new 8-member #Accreditation Committee http://ow.ly/4mPRxk #APC Australian #Pharmacy Council is recruiting a new 8-member #Accreditation Committee http://ow.ly/4mPRxk
#Resveratrol, found in #redwine, has again been researched revealing that it acts via its effect on #gut #microbiota #Resveratrol, found in #redwine, has again been researched revealing that it acts via its effect on #gut #microbiota
#Pharmacist Theo Theodorou has summarised OTC products for dental pain relief #codeine #paracetamol #ibuprofen #Pharmacist Theo Theodorou has summarised OTC products for dental pain relief #codeine #paracetamol #ibuprofen
So if you are an #ant in the #Sahara desert, is it better to be hairy, or bald? Dispensary Corner So if you are an #ant in the #Sahara desert, is it better to be hairy, or bald? Dispensary Corner
So if you are an #ant in the #Sahara desert, is it better to be hairy, or bald? Dispensary Corner So if you are an #ant in the #Sahara desert, is it better to be hairy, or bald? Dispensary Corner
Families opposed to vaccination, or #antivaxers, have not risen innumber since 2001 according to Australian research referred to in the Medical Journal of Australia. Antivax objectors are morecommon in affluent areas, and there are high numbers in northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland, the study showed. Families opposed to vaccination, or #antivaxers, have not risen in
number since 2001 according to Australian research referred to in the Medical Journal of Australia. Antivax objectors are more
common in affluent areas, and there are high numbers in northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland, the study showed.
Independent pharmacy group Pharmacy Alliance has partnered with charity organisation, Fullife Foundation in a project aimed at supporting mothers and infants in developing countries. Independent pharmacy group Pharmacy Alliance has partnered with charity organisation, Fullife Foundation in a project aimed at supporting mothers and infants in developing countries.
Could you stream Netflix through your body? Apparently, but why?  Dispensary Corner Could you stream Netflix through your body? Apparently, but why? Dispensary Corner
Direct-to-consumer #S3 product advertising is still on the agenda according to a statement by #ASMI asmi #pharmacy Direct-to-consumer #S3 product advertising is still on the agenda according to a statement by #ASMI asmi #pharmacy
A Chinese woman’s time-saving #beauty routine is terrifying fellow commuters in Ningbo - see Dispensary Corner A Chinese woman’s time-saving #beauty routine is terrifying fellow commuters in Ningbo – see Dispensary Corner
#DDS partners with FreeToBe, is running a #vaccination campaign giving $2 for each vax to vaccinate Indian children #DDS partners with FreeToBe, is running a #vaccination campaign giving $2 for each vax to vaccinate Indian children
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Faculty of #Pharmacy has ranked “above world standard” @UTSEngage The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Faculty of #Pharmacy has ranked “above world standard” @UTSEngage
SA #pharmacist Dr Chris Alderman: pharma coys should focus on #antibiotics not blockbusters for chronic conditions SA #pharmacist Dr Chris Alderman: pharma coys should focus on #antibiotics not blockbusters for chronic conditions
#PharmacyAlliance partnered with Fullife Foundation to support mothers and infants in developing countries: Africa #PharmacyAlliance partnered with Fullife Foundation to support mothers and infants in developing countries: Africa
US #pharmacist has admitted to criminal #prescription #medications diversion in a US-wide scheme to divert HIV drugs US #pharmacist has admitted to criminal #prescription #medications diversion in a US-wide scheme to divert HIV drugs
How would you (or did you) reveal to yourself and others the #gender of your #unborn #baby? Dispensary Corner How would you (or did you) reveal to yourself and others the #gender of your #unborn #baby? Dispensary Corner
The QldGovernment has legislated to enable pharmacists to administer vaccinations in a community pharmacy setting The QldGovernment has legislated to enable pharmacists to administer vaccinations in a community pharmacy setting
Chinese adults who fail to make contact with their #elderly #parents are in for a rude shock - Dispensary Corner Chinese adults who fail to make contact with their #elderly #parents are in for a rude shock – Dispensary Corner
New Guild conference #PharmacyConnect opens rego and accom. 9-10 Sep Four Points by Sheraton Sydney @PharmGuildAus New Guild conference #PharmacyConnect opens rego and accom. 9-10 Sep Four Points by Sheraton Sydney @PharmGuildAus
New Guild conference #PharmacyConnect opens rego and accom. 9-10 Sep Four Points by Sheraton Sydney @PharmGuildAus New Guild conference #PharmacyConnect opens rego and accom. 9-10 Sep Four Points by Sheraton Sydney @PharmGuildAus
Do you have the #DNA of #superheroes? You may. See Dispensary Corner Do you have the #DNA of #superheroes? You may. See Dispensary Corner
The Pharmacy Board of Australia has published an #infographic re obligations of registered #pharmacists @AHPRA The Pharmacy Board of Australia has published an #infographic re obligations of registered #pharmacists @AHPRA
Why would a #bakery give a #discriminatory #discount to #female consumers? There's a good reason - Dispensary Corner Why would a #bakery give a #discriminatory #discount to #female consumers? There’s a good reason – Dispensary Corner
Following price reductions and #PBS changes #Apotex has announced it will cease supply of 2 #PBS-listed products Following price reductions and #PBS changes #Apotex has announced it will cease supply of 2 #PBS-listed products
A sea #snail will help us relieve #pain? See Dispensary Corner. #marinesnail #seasnail A sea #snail will help us relieve #pain? See Dispensary Corner. #marinesnail #seasnail
Congrats to Kayla Lee & Therese Pham both @UniCanberra #pharmacy students honoured with @PSA_National awards Congrats to Kayla Lee & Therese Pham both @UniCanberra #pharmacy students honoured with @PSA_National awards
Congrats to Kayla Lee & Therese Pham both @UniCanberra #pharmacy students honoured with @PSA_National awards Congrats to Kayla Lee & Therese Pham both @UniCanberra #pharmacy students honoured with @PSA_National awards
#Turkmenistan’s #president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered his country to #exercise - Dispensary Corner #Turkmenistan’s #president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered his country to #exercise – Dispensary Corner
@Sydney_Uni Faculty of Pharmacy hosted a ‘Welcome to the Profession’ event for #pharmacy students in the Great Hall @Sydney_Uni Faculty of Pharmacy hosted a ‘Welcome to the Profession’ event for #pharmacy students in the Great Hall
#BKL shares dropped almost 24% earlier this week after tax changes in China which could affect online #imports #BKL shares dropped almost 24% earlier this week after tax changes in China which could affect online #imports
#ACCC seeks $6m from #RB #ReckittBenckiser re #Nurofen pain-specific labelling #ACCC seeks $6m from #RB #ReckittBenckiser re #Nurofen pain-specific labelling
Congrats to #MoreeDiscountDrugStore for winning #GuildCare #Pharmacy of the Month #DDS @PharmGuildAus Congrats to #MoreeDiscountDrugStore for winning #GuildCare #Pharmacy of the Month #DDS @PharmGuildAus
Would you like to experience #death, #cremation and #rebirth? Its now possible - Dispensary Corner Would you like to experience #death, #cremation and #rebirth? Its now possible – Dispensary Corner
@MedicinesAus hails #COAG #Health Council for plans to develop a clinical trials national framework @MedicinesAus hails #COAG #Health Council for plans to develop a clinical trials national framework
@the_shpa has appointed a steering committee to manage key #pharmacy workforce projects @the_shpa has appointed a steering committee to manage key #pharmacy workforce projects
#JammieDodger #biscuits must be important to someone - 5 are off to jail for them - Dispensary Corner #JammieDodger #biscuits must be important to someone – 5 are off to jail for them – Dispensary Corner
New #Parkinson'sDisease #PD resource for #pharmacists #Parkinson’sXplained New #Parkinson’sDisease #PD resource for #pharmacists #Parkinson’sXplained
@the_shpa announced a new #Medicines Management #CPD alert, titled MedCPD for #pharmacists et alia @the_shpa announced a new #Medicines Management #CPD alert, titled MedCPD for #pharmacists et alia
One #diabetes to go (translation: "one white chocolate #mocha to go") - this caused a problem. Dispensary Corner. One #diabetes to go (translation: “one white chocolate #mocha to go”) – this caused a problem. Dispensary Corner.
@NPSMedicineWise claims $millions savings on #PBS, 2.4:1 ROI - Annual Evaluation Report http://ow.ly/10vkRZ @NPSMedicineWise claims $millions savings on #PBS, 2.4:1 ROI – Annual Evaluation Report http://ow.ly/10vkRZ
Is it legal to carry a human #skull in your #luggage? One travelling professor can advise. See Dispensary corner Is it legal to carry a human #skull in your #luggage? One travelling professor can advise. See Dispensary corner
#PRICELINE #Pharmacy and National Stroke Foundation enlist #Bachelorette stars for free #BP tests @strokefdn #API #PRICELINE #Pharmacy and National Stroke Foundation enlist #Bachelorette stars for free #BP tests @strokefdn #API
Who or what is really creepy? Knox College researchers found out - Dispensary Corner Who or what is really creepy? Knox College researchers found out – Dispensary Corner
Hats off to Carnegie #Chemmart pharmacist Betty Crocker who gave life-saving CPR to a passer-by Hats off to Carnegie #Chemmart pharmacist Betty Crocker who gave life-saving CPR to a passer-by
@MonashUni yesterday announced a “groundbreaking new double degree” - Bachelor (Hons) and Masters in #pharmacy @MonashUni yesterday announced a “groundbreaking new double degree” – Bachelor (Hons) and Masters in #pharmacy
Prof Stephen Colagiuri has called for a #sugartax to help deal with the epidemic of #diabetes growth in Aust #WHO Prof Stephen Colagiuri has called for a #sugartax to help deal with the epidemic of #diabetes growth in Aust #WHO
Large contributions by #pharmacy for a sustainable #PBS have not received recognition @PharmGuildAus Large contributions by #pharmacy for a sustainable #PBS have not received recognition @PharmGuildAus
#EMA to accept data from adult drugs extrapolated into #paediatric formats - European Union Paediatric #Regulation. #EMA to accept data from adult drugs extrapolated into #paediatric formats – European Union Paediatric #Regulation.
#Chlldbirth with champagne and caviar in a #pampering unit? It's happening, but what does it cost? Dispensary Corner #Chlldbirth with champagne and caviar in a #pampering unit? It’s happening, but what does it cost? Dispensary Corner
Drug giants Pfizer and Allergan have mutually agreed to terminate their proposed merger - Pfizer to pay $400m Drug giants Pfizer and Allergan have mutually agreed to terminate their proposed merger – Pfizer to pay $400m
Why are pet #dogs getting smaller and smaller? See Dispensary Corner. Why are pet #dogs getting smaller and smaller? See Dispensary Corner.
Who would use #fat-shaming on a billboard? #Fit4Less apparently.  Where do #aliens fit in? #fitness #health Who would use #fat-shaming on a billboard? #Fit4Less apparently. Where do #aliens fit in? #fitness #health
A bizarre #fitness craze is sweeping through China, prompting women to compete  to achieve a “paper-thin” #physique A bizarre #fitness craze is sweeping through China, prompting women to compete to achieve a “paper-thin” #physique
@SussanLey has named a new advisory board, chaired by Ian Frazer to advise on investing the $20 billion #MRFF @SussanLey has named a new advisory board, chaired by Ian Frazer to advise on investing the $20 billion #MRFF
“Radical steps” are required to address over-reliance on asthma relievers and lack of inflammation Rx #MJA “Radical steps” are required to address over-reliance on asthma relievers and lack of inflammation Rx #MJA
Congrats to WA #pharmacies and #WaroonaChemmart owner Judith Mather - raised $12K for #bushfire affected communities Congrats to WA #pharmacies and #WaroonaChemmart owner Judith Mather – raised $12K for #bushfire affected communities
So #maggots have been #geneticallyengineered to help #heal us? Dispensary Corner. So #maggots have been #geneticallyengineered to help #heal us? Dispensary Corner.
Congratulations Zarli French on taking out the #PatClear award after 30 years at #MSD Congratulations Zarli French on taking out the #PatClear award after 30 years at #MSD
Wait - there's a National #Poo Museum? - check it out; it's full of #diagnostic clues -Dispensary Corner Wait – there’s a National #Poo Museum? – check it out; it’s full of #diagnostic clues -Dispensary Corner
Congratulations to Liam Mendiolea named the #PSA #MIMS QLD Intern of the Year Award winner @PSA_National Congratulations to Liam Mendiolea named the #PSA #MIMS QLD Intern of the Year Award winner @PSA_National
@BloomsChemist has announced it will open a “MedClinic” #medicalcentre housed inside its #PenrithPlaza #pharmacy @BloomsChemist has announced it will open a “MedClinic” #medicalcentre housed inside its #PenrithPlaza #pharmacy
#PBS #sustainability - huge $17b input from #medicines supply sector @PharmGuildAus @MedicinesAus #NPSA Sussan Ley #PBS #sustainability – huge $17b input from #medicines supply sector @PharmGuildAus @MedicinesAus #NPSA Sussan Ley
DIY #orthodontic work? Save $s. No prizes for guessing who says it's a "terrible idea". Dispensary Corner. DIY #orthodontic work? Save $s. No prizes for guessing who says it’s a “terrible idea”. Dispensary Corner.
@CMAustraliaNews and @PharmGuildAus welcomed the focus on avoidable hospital #readmissions from #COAG @CMAustraliaNews and @PharmGuildAus welcomed the focus on avoidable hospital #readmissions from #COAG
These billboards say "Feel the Burn?" but why - it's not Bernie Sanders. Dispensary Corner http://ow.ly/10eXEL These billboards say “Feel the Burn?” but why – it’s not Bernie Sanders. Dispensary Corner http://ow.ly/10eXEL
EBOS ceo Patrick Davies confident of  another year of double-digit profit growth in 2016 http://ow.ly/109I2w EBOS ceo Patrick Davies confident of another year of double-digit profit growth in 2016 http://ow.ly/109I2w
#healthcare company #Luminarie launched with first three brands into the NZ #pharmacy market. #healthcare company #Luminarie launched with first three brands into the NZ #pharmacy market.
Australian #vitamins group #SwisseWellness has declared a $49m profit for its first 3 months owned by #Biostime Australian #vitamins group #SwisseWellness has declared a $49m profit for its first 3 months owned by #Biostime
Community #pharmacy central to care of  #chronichealth patients @PharmGuildAus @the_shpa @PSA_National Community #pharmacy central to care of #chronichealth patients @PharmGuildAus @the_shpa @PSA_National
Today is last day for #pharmacists: 25% off Australian College of #Pharmacy @acp.edu.au membership fee Today is last day for #pharmacists: 25% off Australian College of #Pharmacy @acp.edu.au membership fee
A @bmj_latest article by #NICE challenges #acupuncture for #lowbackpain as a sham A @bmj_latest article by #NICE challenges #acupuncture for #lowbackpain as a sham
Why did the Chinese #runners all throw away their free #healthfood bars? See Dispensary Corner Why did the Chinese #runners all throw away their free #healthfood bars? See Dispensary Corner
#SesameStreet’s #Elmo has a new mission - it relates to #Zika virus - see Dispensary Corner #SesameStreet’s #Elmo has a new mission – it relates to #Zika virus – see Dispensary Corner
Health Minister @SussanLey has confirmed a new trial program to better treat patients with #chronic illnesses Health Minister @SussanLey has confirmed a new trial program to better treat patients with #chronic illnesses
#PrimaryHealthCare announced the $155m sale of its #MedicalDirector software business to #AffinityEquityPartners. #PrimaryHealthCare announced the $155m sale of its #MedicalDirector software business to #AffinityEquityPartners.
So what is this new #smelldating thing? Will it challenge #Tinder? See Dispensary Corner. So what is this new #smelldating thing? Will it challenge #Tinder? See Dispensary Corner.
#Pharmacy national competency standard #consultation is open #PPDC seeks input from #pharmacists #interns etc #Pharmacy national competency standard #consultation is open #PPDC seeks input from #pharmacists #interns etc
@MGC_Pharma partnered with @Sydney_Uni to write a white paper exploring medical #cannabis in Aust #medicalcannabis @MGC_Pharma partnered with @Sydney_Uni to write a white paper exploring medical #cannabis in Aust #medicalcannabis
@PharmacyGuildNZ ceo Lee Hohaia (since Nov 2012) has announced her resignation, for family reasons @PharmacyGuildNZ ceo Lee Hohaia (since Nov 2012) has announced her resignation, for family reasons
Congrats to ANDREW Silvan from GreenCross Pharmacy in WA, winner of Eris Hole-in-one @APPConfAus comp. Congrats to ANDREW Silvan from GreenCross Pharmacy in WA, winner of Eris Hole-in-one @APPConfAus comp.
Congrats to ANDREW Silvan from GreenCross Pharmacy in WA, winner of Eris Hole-in-one @APPConfAus comp. Congrats to ANDREW Silvan from GreenCross Pharmacy in WA, winner of Eris Hole-in-one @APPConfAus comp.
#Blondes may just have it all! Brains and beauty - see Dispensary Corner #Blondes may just have it all! Brains and beauty – see Dispensary Corner
#Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation review will be released in Apr post national consultation - chair Stephen King #Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation review will be released in Apr post national consultation – chair Stephen King
How to use left-over #Eastereggs? You can't live without this information. Dispensary Corner How to use left-over #Eastereggs? You can’t live without this information. Dispensary Corner
New #NDSS #pharmacy-based arrangements for #diabetes supplies apply 01 July New #NDSS #pharmacy-based arrangements for #diabetes supplies apply 01 July
New #NDSS #pharmacy-based arrangements for #diabetes supplies apply 01 July New #NDSS #pharmacy-based arrangements for #diabetes supplies apply 01 July
WA listed pharmaceutical company Bone Medical has announced the acquisition of US-based Botanix Pharmaceuticals WA listed pharmaceutical company Bone Medical has announced the acquisition of US-based Botanix Pharmaceuticals
WA listed pharmaceutical company Bone Medical has announced the acquisition of US-based Botanix Pharmaceuticals WA listed pharmaceutical company Bone Medical has announced the acquisition of US-based Botanix Pharmaceuticals
Why would British #supermarket giant #Sainsbury’s sell #black-burntbread? The #Scots know - see Dispensary Corner Why would British #supermarket giant #Sainsbury’s sell #black-burntbread? The #Scots know – see Dispensary Corner
How could #frogfoam help in the search for effective #drugdelivery? See Dispensary Corner How could #frogfoam help in the search for effective #drugdelivery? See Dispensary Corner
#Sigma announced a 13.7% rise in 15/16 underlying EBIT to $89.1m driven by non-PBS business http://ow.ly/ZS4g9 #Sigma announced a 13.7% rise in 15/16 underlying EBIT to $89.1m driven by non-PBS business http://ow.ly/ZS4g9
Software developer #MedAdvisor has signed a new MoU with #ArrowPharmaceuticals, Software developer #MedAdvisor has signed a new MoU with #ArrowPharmaceuticals,
Software developer #MedAdvisor has signed a new MoU with #ArrowPharmaceuticals, Software developer #MedAdvisor has signed a new MoU with #ArrowPharmaceuticals,
Why would Japanese #farmers take so positively to #polyester "soil"? there's a very good reason - Dispensary Corner Why would Japanese #farmers take so positively to #polyester “soil”? there’s a very good reason – Dispensary Corner
#CMs #complementarymedicines: a real contribution to #health #wellness and people-centred healtcare @CMAustraliaNews #CMs #complementarymedicines: a real contribution to #health #wellness and people-centred healtcare @CMAustraliaNews
#CMs #complementarymedicines: a real contribution to #health #wellness and people-centred healtcare @CMAustraliaNews #CMs #complementarymedicines: a real contribution to #health #wellness and people-centred healtcare @CMAustraliaNews
2016 @PSA_National Excellence Award nominations are now open http://ow.ly/ZPkgm 2016 @PSA_National Excellence Award nominations are now open http://ow.ly/ZPkgm
#KosSclavos told #pharmacists to take up revenue steam of #DAA services at #APP2016 @APPConfAus #Amneal #KosSclavos told #pharmacists to take up revenue steam of #DAA services at #APP2016 @APPConfAus #Amneal
#KosSclavos told #pharmacists to take up revenue steam of #DAA services at #APP2016 @APPConfAus #Amneal #KosSclavos told #pharmacists to take up revenue steam of #DAA services at #APP2016 @APPConfAus #Amneal
#Wifecarrying competition - mixed feelings - the prize will surprise. Dispensary Corner #Wifecarrying competition – mixed feelings – the prize will surprise. Dispensary Corner
What do you do when you are on a #diet but meeting mates at #Mcdonald's? #boysthatdiet Dispensary Corner What do you do when you are on a #diet but meeting mates at #Mcdonald’s? #boysthatdiet Dispensary Corner
#AFT Pharmaceuticals has announced that certain packs of #Maxigesic will soon bear @PharmGuildAus ‘Gold Cross’ logo. #AFT Pharmaceuticals has announced that certain packs of #Maxigesic will soon bear @PharmGuildAus ‘Gold Cross’ logo.
Congrats to Jessica Cahill named #MIMS @PharmGuildAus Intern of the Year at #APP2016 Congrats to Jessica Cahill named #MIMS @PharmGuildAus Intern of the Year at #APP2016
A Russian company sells “meldonium-free” lollipops in what shape?? #MariaSharapova #meldonium #mildronate A Russian company sells “meldonium-free” lollipops in what shape?? #MariaSharapova #meldonium #mildronate
A Russian company sells “meldonium-free” lollipops in what shape?? #MariaSharapova #meldonium #mildronate A Russian company sells “meldonium-free” lollipops in what shape?? #MariaSharapova #meldonium #mildronate
Congrats #Pharmacy 777 Nollamara in WA took out the title of @PharmGuildAus Pharmacy of the Year 2015 @APPConfAus Congrats #Pharmacy 777 Nollamara in WA took out the title of @PharmGuildAus Pharmacy of the Year 2015 @APPConfAus
#Pharmacies can access the @PharmGuildAus new free MedsASSIST real-time #codeine monitoring system from late Mar @APPConfAus #Pharmacies can access the @PharmGuildAus new free MedsASSIST real-time #codeine monitoring system from late Mar @APPConfAus
Health Minister @SussanLey revealed the first 3 items funded by $50m #6CPA #Pharmacy Trial Programme @APPConfAus Health Minister @SussanLey revealed the first 3 items funded by $50m #6CPA #Pharmacy Trial Programme @APPConfAus
Why did NZ #police need to order new #handcuffs? See Dispensary Corner Why did NZ #police need to order new #handcuffs? See Dispensary Corner
#Sigma launches #Amcal+ at #APP - a premium fully compliant franchise brand @APPConfAus #Sigma launches #Amcal+ at #APP – a premium fully compliant franchise brand @APPConfAus
#Sigma launches #Amcal+ at #APP - a premium fully compliant franchise brand @APPConfAus #Sigma launches #Amcal+ at #APP – a premium fully compliant franchise brand @APPConfAus
Feb 29 born children - two in one family? See Dispensary Corner. #Feb29 #29Feb #birthday Feb 29 born children – two in one family? See Dispensary Corner. #Feb29 #29Feb #birthday
Medicines Australia chair Wes Cook miked up at #app2016 @appconfaus #notquitemadonna Medicines Australia chair Wes Cook miked up at #app2016 @appconfaus #notquitemadonna
Buddhist monks in Thailand have a problem - thanks to generous tourist gifts - see Dispensary Corner Buddhist monks in Thailand have a problem – thanks to generous tourist gifts – see Dispensary Corner
#Hospital #overcrowding - think we have it bad? Try iceland's situation. See Dispensary Corner #Hospital #overcrowding – think we have it bad? Try iceland’s situation. See Dispensary Corner
#Glucojel jelly beans turn 75 this year - special deals at #APP2016 #Glucojel jelly beans turn 75 this year – special deals at #APP2016
#Glucojel jelly beans turn 75 this year - special deals at #APP2016 #Glucojel jelly beans turn 75 this year – special deals at #APP2016
Pharmacy Daily is giving APP attendees the opportunity to win a new GoPro video camera Pharmacy Daily is giving APP attendees the opportunity to win a new GoPro video camera
@PharmGuildAus has announced category winners in the 2016 Guild #Pharmacy of the Year Awards @PharmGuildAus has announced category winners in the 2016 Guild #Pharmacy of the Year Awards
#DiscountDrugStores aims to reach 160 stores by the end of 2016, 15th anniversary #pharmacy #DDS @DDS_Aus #DiscountDrugStores aims to reach 160 stores by the end of 2016, 15th anniversary #pharmacy #DDS @DDS_Aus
#DiscountDrugStores aims to reach 160 stores by the end of 2016, 15th anniversary #pharmacy #DDS @DDS_Aus #DiscountDrugStores aims to reach 160 stores by the end of 2016, 15th anniversary #pharmacy #DDS @DDS_Aus
The new #Guardian #Pharmacy model was launched during #Sigma 2016 Retail Conference on the Gold Coast yesterday The new #Guardian #Pharmacy model was launched during #Sigma 2016 Retail Conference on the Gold Coast yesterday
The new #Guardian #Pharmacy model was launched during #Sigma 2016 Retail Conference on the Gold Coast yesterday The new #Guardian #Pharmacy model was launched during #Sigma 2016 Retail Conference on the Gold Coast yesterday
Congrats Miami #Amcal Chempro Chemist in Qld named #Guildcare #Pharmacy of the Month for Feb @PharmGuildAus Congrats Miami #Amcal Chempro Chemist in Qld named #Guildcare #Pharmacy of the Month for Feb @PharmGuildAus
#Hamiltonsunscreen came out on top of 11 brands compared in a survey by website #CanstarBlue #Hamiltonsunscreen came out on top of 11 brands compared in a survey by website #CanstarBlue
Monash Uni Inst. of Pharmal Sciences is among the world’s leading centres of research: 2015 HiCi (Highly Cited) list Monash Uni Inst. of Pharmal Sciences is among the world’s leading centres of research: 2015 HiCi (Highly Cited) list
Why would you like #nitrousoxide (#laughinggas) after trauma?  Dispensary Corner. Why would you like #nitrousoxide (#laughinggas) after trauma? Dispensary Corner.
#Jewellery item for children is helps track infant #immunisation in India - Dispensary Corner. #Jewellery item for children is helps track infant #immunisation in India – Dispensary Corner.
#Jewellery item for children is helps track infant #immunisation in India - Dispensary Corner. #Jewellery item for children is helps track infant #immunisation in India – Dispensary Corner.
#Teva and Mylan have FDA approval to market #sildenafil (generic #Viagra) - to take effect in 2017 #Teva and Mylan have FDA approval to market #sildenafil (generic #Viagra) – to take effect in 2017
Congrats to Peter Wilton announced as new ceo of #pharmacy #software and e-commerce coy #Corum Group Congrats to Peter Wilton announced as new ceo of #pharmacy #software and e-commerce coy #Corum Group
#Pharmacies may have a new income stream: #identityverification and #passport processing - 1500 signed up so far #Pharmacies may have a new income stream: #identityverification and #passport processing – 1500 signed up so far
Want to understand what your #moggie is saying? Some Swedish scientists do too. See Dispensary Corner #meow Want to understand what your #moggie is saying? Some Swedish scientists do too. See Dispensary Corner #meow
Why would a prison ban personal photograph #printouts in cells? #drugs? See Dispensary Corner Why would a prison ban personal photograph #printouts in cells? #drugs? See Dispensary Corner
Congrats to Prof Michael Dooley: re-elected as Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia president @the_shpa Congrats to Prof Michael Dooley: re-elected as Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia president @the_shpa
#Pfizer launched final phase of $21m investment in #Adelaide manufacturing facility #Pfizer launched final phase of $21m investment in #Adelaide manufacturing facility
#ASMI working with #Austrade to understand new measures for Health Food regs in #China #ASMI working with #Austrade to understand new measures for Health Food regs in #China
Congratss to #DiscountDrugStores #Sigma - wins #CustomerSatisfaction award, #RoyMorgan #Amcal #Guardian #MyChemist Congratss to #DiscountDrugStores #Sigma – wins #CustomerSatisfaction award, #RoyMorgan #Amcal #Guardian #MyChemist
@PharmGuildAus call for gov't to urgently address #pharmacy cash flow issues around new #Hepatitis C drugs @PharmGuildAus call for gov’t to urgently address #pharmacy cash flow issues around new #Hepatitis C drugs
How has #popmusic shaped our view of #ageing? See Dispensary Corner How has #popmusic shaped our view of #ageing? See Dispensary Corner
DIY IVF for flies? Well, almost - see Dispensary Corner today. DIY IVF for flies? Well, almost – see Dispensary Corner today.
#Twins with a different father? what are the chances?  See Dispensary Corner today. #Twins with a different father? what are the chances? See Dispensary Corner today.
@PSA_National launches Health Destination Pharmacy program to enhance community #pharmacy services @PSA_National launches Health Destination Pharmacy program to enhance community #pharmacy services
@PSA_National launches Health Destination Pharmacy program to enhance community #pharmacy services @PSA_National launches Health Destination Pharmacy program to enhance community #pharmacy services
@AusPharmCouncil confirms a national Credentialing Program for Advanced Practice Pharmacists will roll out in June. @AusPharmCouncil confirms a national Credentialing Program for Advanced Practice Pharmacists will roll out in June.
@AusPharmCouncil confirms a national Credentialing Program for Advanced Practice Pharmacists will roll out in June. @AusPharmCouncil confirms a national Credentialing Program for Advanced Practice Pharmacists will roll out in June.
The #Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation review panel will present at #APP201 @APPConfAus The #Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation review panel will present at #APP201 @APPConfAus
A #COPD consultation opened by the #HealthDepartment http://ow.ly/ZeA17 A #COPD consultation opened by the #HealthDepartment http://ow.ly/ZeA17
What do you do in your #sleep? Hopefully not fire a #weapon like this chap. See Dispensary Corner today. #sleepwalk What do you do in your #sleep? Hopefully not fire a #weapon like this chap. See Dispensary Corner today. #sleepwalk
Is the Therapeutic Goods Administration #TGA planning a cull of several senior staff? Is the Therapeutic Goods Administration #TGA planning a cull of several senior staff?
#scientists like good looks? Who knew? But #animal studies too? Dispensary Corner today #scientists like good looks? Who knew? But #animal studies too? Dispensary Corner today
Congratulations Hannah Doody @PSA_National MIMS Tas #pharmacist Intern of the Year Congratulations Hannah Doody @PSA_National MIMS Tas #pharmacist Intern of the Year
Congratulations Hannah Doody @PSA_National MIMS Tas #pharmacist Intern of the Year Congratulations Hannah Doody @PSA_National MIMS Tas #pharmacist Intern of the Year
Free #IVF? It's happening in a new UK scheme, with conditions. See Dispensary Corner today. Free #IVF? It’s happening in a new UK scheme, with conditions. See Dispensary Corner today.
#MPSQUANTUM software and #Symbion's #Minfos will be integrated by late 2016 #MPSQUANTUM software and #Symbion’s #Minfos will be integrated by late 2016
#Amneal has said it guarantees ongoing supply of its #generic #esomeprazole 20mg and 40mg #Amneal has said it guarantees ongoing supply of its #generic #esomeprazole 20mg and 40mg
Congratulations Dr Claire O’Reilly - first community #pharmacist appt to MSAC @PSA_National Congratulations Dr Claire O’Reilly – first community #pharmacist appt to MSAC @PSA_National
@BootsUK is still "a fair way off" - #Sigma #WalgreensBootsAlliance @BootsUK is still “a fair way off” – #Sigma #WalgreensBootsAlliance
Why would #teenage girls be banned from using #mobile #phones? See Dispensary Corner today Why would #teenage girls be banned from using #mobile #phones? See Dispensary Corner today
Congrats Kerry Watts: @PSA_National #MIMS - NSW #Pharmacist Intern of the Year Congrats Kerry Watts: @PSA_National #MIMS – NSW #Pharmacist Intern of the Year
#NSWHealth investigation into the IV.ME Clinics includes #compounding #pharmacy #injectable meds @iv_me_hydration #NSWHealth investigation into the IV.ME Clinics includes #compounding #pharmacy #injectable meds @iv_me_hydration
US-UK coy #Walgreens #Boots Alliance targets Australia - awaiting #locationrules changes @FinancialReview @BootsUK US-UK coy #Walgreens #Boots Alliance targets Australia – awaiting #locationrules changes @FinancialReview @BootsUK
Are you seated? How long since you were on your feet? It matters. #walking  http://ow.ly/Z2W0Z @bmj_latest Are you seated? How long since you were on your feet? It matters. #walking http://ow.ly/Z2W0Z @bmj_latest
A #wheelchair guided by thoughts? See Dispensary Corner. #brain-machine-interface A #wheelchair guided by thoughts? See Dispensary Corner. #brain-machine-interface
What causes #grey hair? There's a #gene in there apparently -Dispensary Corner today. http://ow.ly/Z00te What causes #grey hair? There’s a #gene in there apparently -Dispensary Corner today. http://ow.ly/Z00te
Aussies are believing the perceived benefits of #multivitamins - #Canstar Blue Survey http://ow.ly/Z00es Aussies are believing the perceived benefits of #multivitamins – #Canstar Blue Survey http://ow.ly/Z00es
#ACT community #pharmacists can now administer #flu #vaccinations after appropriate training #ACT community #pharmacists can now administer #flu #vaccinations after appropriate training
Why would this #marriage #celebrant be wearing #pirate gear? Who are the #Pastafarians? See Dispensary Corner. Why would this #marriage #celebrant be wearing #pirate gear? Who are the #Pastafarians? See Dispensary Corner.
New Zealand has expressed concern about the World Health Organisation Draft Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants in a submission.The submission argues the guidance in its current form may have unintended consequences on “trade and economic relations” and requests the reference to “inappropriate promotion of foods” be carried though the content and recommendations. New Zealand has expressed concern about the World Health Organisation Draft Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants in a submission.
The submission argues the guidance in its current form may have unintended consequences on “trade and economic relations” and requests the reference to “inappropriate promotion of foods” be carried though the content and recommendations.
A former pharmacist has copped it from The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal after finding he engaged in unprofessional conduct.The move follows a referral by the Pharmacy Board of Australia over concerns about Robert Donald Louis' practice between 2009 and 2011 when he worked part-time at the Nerang Day and Night Phamacy.The Board alleged that Louis had engaged in professional misconduct by selling pseudoephedrine, “a drug which is well known to pharmacists for its potential for misuse and abuse”. A former pharmacist has copped it from The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal after finding he engaged in unprofessional conduct.
The move follows a referral by the Pharmacy Board of Australia over concerns about Robert Donald Louis’ practice between 2009 and 2011 when he worked part-time at the Nerang Day and Night Phamacy.
The Board alleged that Louis had engaged in professional misconduct by selling pseudoephedrine, “a drug which is well known to pharmacists for its potential for misuse and abuse”.
Fancy a scholarship?The Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Processional Educators has partnered with Australian Medicines Handbook to offer two scholarships.Two prizes will be awarded to preregistration and postgraduate students who submit the best student projects relating to professional or clinical education. Fancy a scholarship?
The Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Processional Educators has partnered with Australian Medicines Handbook to offer two scholarships.
Two prizes will be awarded to preregistration and postgraduate students who submit the best student projects relating to professional or clinical education.
Nurofen manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser has defended its position relating to the class action by Bannister Law.RB has clarified the Nurofen products specifically labelled for different pains such as back, period, migraine or tension headache are different to standard Nurofen as they contain ibuprofen lysine, which is absorbed faster than regular ibuprofen. Nurofen manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser has defended its position relating to the class action by Bannister Law.
RB has clarified the Nurofen products specifically labelled for different pains such as back, period, migraine or tension headache are different to standard Nurofen as they contain ibuprofen lysine, which is absorbed faster than regular ibuprofen.
Regular methamphetamine (ice) users now outnumber the city populations of either Hobart or Townsville, at around 270,000, according, to the The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the UNSW (The University of New South Wales). Regular methamphetamine (ice) users now outnumber the city populations of either Hobart or Townsville, at around 270,000, according, to the The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the UNSW (The University of New South Wales).
Lovers of coffee and alcohol rejoice - one may offset the affects of the other. According to a study from Britain’s Southampton University which assessed the date of nearly half a million people found participants who had one to two cups of coffee a day reduced their risk of cirrhosis by up to 43%.And if you really love coffee, downing three to four cups each day cuts the risk up to 65%.Coffee doesn’t just wake you up after a hangover (PD does not endorse giving yourself one of these) but it helps fight the damage alcohol can cause your liver - convenient. Lovers of coffee and alcohol rejoice – one may offset the affects of the other.

According to a study from Britain’s Southampton University which assessed the date of nearly half a million people found participants who had one to two cups of coffee a day reduced their risk of cirrhosis by up to 43%.

And if you really love coffee, downing three to four cups each day cuts the risk up to 65%.

Coffee doesn’t just wake you up after a hangover (PD does not endorse giving yourself one of these) but it helps fight the damage alcohol can cause your liver – convenient.

Newly listed Australasian drugmaker company AFT Pharmaceuticals has announced a major licensing deal for its Maxigesic, which will see the product available in 69 additional countries across the globe.The agreement, with privately-owned Swiss pharmaceutical company Acino Pharma AG, will allow Maxigesic to be out-licensed in Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as northern and southern Africa. Newly listed Australasian drugmaker company AFT Pharmaceuticals has announced a major licensing deal for its Maxigesic, which will see the product available in 69 additional countries across the globe.

The agreement, with privately-owned Swiss pharmaceutical company Acino Pharma AG, will allow Maxigesic to be out-licensed in Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as northern and southern Africa.

Reckitt Benckiser faces a class action law suit driven by Bannister Law over the Nurofen label claims.Lawyers are fighting for a refund and damages for customers who bought Nurofen specifically labelled for different pains such as back, period, migraine or tension headache, paying up to double the price when all were identical products. Reckitt Benckiser faces a class action law suit driven by Bannister Law over the Nurofen label claims.

Lawyers are fighting for a refund and damages for customers who bought Nurofen specifically labelled for different pains such as back, period, migraine or tension headache, paying up to double the price when all were identical products.

FALSE NEGATIVE: Conceive Please is recalling one batch (20131203) of one step hCH urine pregnancy tests after TGA testing found these tests failed to detect HCG at concentrations of 25 mIU/mL levels leading to false negative results. FALSE NEGATIVE: Conceive Please is recalling one batch (20131203) of one step hCH urine pregnancy tests after TGA testing found these tests failed to detect HCG at concentrations of 25 mIU/mL levels leading to false negative results.
“Fatbergs”, created by balls of wet wipes are said to be clogging drains in New South Wales.Experts say the problem steams from the wipes being advertised as flushable despite the fact they take years to break down.The most recent example is a one tonne cluster that blew out a pumping station near Newcastle. “Fatbergs”, created by balls of wet wipes are said to be clogging drains in New South Wales.

Experts say the problem steams from the wipes being advertised as flushable despite the fact they take years to break down.

The most recent example is a one tonne cluster that blew out a pumping station near Newcastle.

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced a medical cannabis trial on Friday to treat chemotherapy patients suffering from nausea.With 330 patients set to take part, it’s the largest trial of its kind and the third to ever take place in the state. New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced a medical cannabis trial on Friday to treat chemotherapy patients suffering from nausea.

With 330 patients set to take part, it’s the largest trial of its kind and the third to ever take place in the state.

Are you feeling this today? Are you feeling this today?
Pharmacy Guild of Australia is working with the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation panel along with other stakeholders on a discussion paper planned for release in April this year. They will cover future remuneration, regulation including pharmacy location rules, as well as other arrangements that apply to pharmacy and wholesalers around PBS matters. Pharmacy Guild of Australia is working with the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation panel along with other stakeholders on a discussion paper planned for release in April this year.

They will cover future remuneration, regulation including pharmacy location rules, as well as other arrangements that apply to pharmacy and wholesalers around PBS matters.

Do you ever think fresh country air smells so good you could bottle it?British entrepreneur Leo De Watts thought so and now he’s making money selling “harvested air” to the Chinese for £80 a bottle.He says the 580ml glass jars he sells under his brand Aethaer have been surprisingly popular with the Asian market. Do you ever think fresh country air smells so good you could bottle it?
British entrepreneur Leo De Watts thought so and now he’s making money selling “harvested air” to the Chinese for £80 a bottle.
He says the 580ml glass jars he sells under his brand Aethaer have been surprisingly popular with the Asian market.
Priceline Australia celebrated its health and beauty focus with an inaugural Beauty Prescription event showcasing its expertise in Sydney.Media and influencers came along as well as Priceline Sisters Ita Buttrose, Ada Nicodemou and Samantha Harris. Priceline Australia celebrated its health and beauty focus with an inaugural Beauty Prescription event showcasing its expertise in Sydney.

Media and influencers came along as well as Priceline Sisters Ita Buttrose, Ada Nicodemou and Samantha Harris.

SUNBURNT COUNTRY? Sales of sunscreen in Australia are on the rise with 500,000 extra sunscreen purchases in any given month last year, according to Roy Morgan Research.In the 12 months to Sep 2015, 11.6% of Australians aged 14+ (or 2.3 million people) bought sunscreen in any four week period. SUNBURNT COUNTRY? Sales of sunscreen in Australia are on the rise with 500,000 extra sunscreen purchases in any given month last year, according to Roy Morgan Research.

In the 12 months to Sep 2015, 11.6% of Australians aged 14+ (or 2.3 million people) bought sunscreen in any four week period.

Johnson & Johnson has been made to pay US$72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer, blaming her illness on her use of the company’s iconic talcum powder based products.Jacqueline Fox who died last year at 62 said she used the company’s products for “feminine hygiene”. Johnson & Johnson said they sympathised with the plaintiff’s family but “firmly believe the safety of cosmetic talc is supported by decades of scientific evidence Johnson & Johnson has been made to pay US$72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer, blaming her illness on her use of the company’s iconic talcum powder based products.

Jacqueline Fox who died last year at 62 said she used the company’s products for “feminine hygiene”.

Johnson & Johnson said they sympathised with the plaintiff’s family but “firmly believe the safety of cosmetic talc is supported by decades of scientific evidence

A “ballooning ” hedgehog has been put on a health kick because the poor spiny mammal is too fat to curl up into a ball.Three times the size of a regular hedgehog, he became “dangerously obese” after being a little too well fed by an animal rescue worker. A “ballooning ” hedgehog has been put on a health kick because the poor spiny mammal is too fat to curl up into a ball.

Three times the size of a regular hedgehog, he became “dangerously obese” after being a little too well fed by an animal rescue worker.

Blackmores has announced its revenue for the half-year ended 31 Dec 2015 is up 65.5% to $341.4 illion, with group profit after tax up 159.5% to $48.3 million.The directors said the strong results were due to continued sales growth across all segments. Blackmores has announced its revenue for the half-year ended 31 Dec 2015 is up 65.5% to $341.4 illion, with group profit after tax up 159.5% to $48.3 million.

The directors said the strong results were due to continued sales growth across all segments.

HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Medicinal cannabis can be legally grown in Australia following changes to the Narcotic Drugs Act passed in the Senate yesterday afternoon.The changes will allow a national body to issue licences to medical marijuana growers as well as allowing the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products in Australia. HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Medicinal cannabis can be legally grown in Australia following changes to the Narcotic Drugs Act passed in the Senate yesterday afternoon.

The changes will allow a national body to issue licences to medical marijuana growers as well as allowing the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products in Australia.

Competition and consumer issues in the health and medical sector remain a priority for ACCC Consumer Rights in 2016 according to chairman Rod Sims. Projects hit in 2015 included misleading conduct with claims pain relief products were each formulated to treat a specific type of pain, when the Nurofen products are identical. Competition and consumer issues in the health and medical sector remain a priority for ACCC Consumer Rights in 2016 according to chairman Rod Sims.

Projects hit in 2015 included misleading conduct with claims pain relief products were each formulated to treat a specific type of pain, when the Nurofen products are identical.

It's the research we had been waiting for - regular chocolate consumption is good for our cognitive function “irrespective of other dietary habits”.More frequent chocolate nibbling was “significantly associated” with better performance on cognitive testing, according to the recent Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study published in the Appetite Journal. It’s the research we had been waiting for – regular chocolate consumption is good for our cognitive function “irrespective of other dietary habits”.

More frequent chocolate nibbling was “significantly associated” with better performance on cognitive testing, according to the recent Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study published in the Appetite Journal.

A Measles outbreak spreading through Melbourne’s inner north from is being blamed on anti-vaccination campaigners, according to reports from ABC News.Last week the National Health Performance Authority revealed that about one in 10 Australian children were not fully immunised. A Measles outbreak spreading through Melbourne’s inner north from is being blamed on anti-vaccination campaigners, according to reports from ABC News.

Last week the National Health Performance Authority revealed that about one in 10 Australian children were not fully immunised.

A New Zealand pharmacist is refusing to sell the morning-after pill over the counter because of personal beliefs, according to reports in nzherald.co.nz.Owner of Wairoa Pharmacy Elsa Norvil told the newspaper she saw conception as a “potential life, with a soul”.“I consider this as ending another’s life,” she said. A New Zealand pharmacist is refusing to sell the morning-after pill over the counter because of personal beliefs, according to reports in nzherald.co.nz.

Owner of Wairoa Pharmacy Elsa Norvil told the newspaper she saw conception as a “potential life, with a soul”.

“I consider this as ending another’s life,” she said.

Pharmacy Guild of Australia says the $1 discount plan is a "straightforward budget cut funded out of the pharmacist’s pocket".Many patients upon discussing the discount with their pharmacist and realising they will take longer to reach their safety net and be given free medicines, have opted not to take the discount, the Guild has revealed. Pharmacy Guild of Australia says the $1 discount plan is a “straightforward budget cut funded out of the pharmacist’s pocket”.

Many patients upon discussing the discount with their pharmacist and realising they will take longer to reach their safety net and be given free medicines, have opted not to take the discount, the Guild has revealed.

CANCER STRESS LINK: Monash University researchers are trialing beta-blockers as a potential way to slow the spread of breast cancer.Anaesthetist Dr Jonathan Hiller is leading the clinical trials at the Peter MacCallum Cancer CentreIt builds on earlier findings from the MonashInstitute of Pharmaceutical Science which found chronic stress acts as a fertiliser for tumour cells. CANCER STRESS LINK: Monash University researchers are trialing beta-blockers as a potential way to slow the spread of breast cancer.

Anaesthetist Dr Jonathan Hiller is leading the clinical trials at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

It builds on earlier findings from the MonashInstitute of Pharmaceutical Science which found chronic stress acts as a fertiliser for tumour cells.

DON'T MESS WITH PHARMACISTS! When a thief attempted to hold up a pharmacy in Florida, he wasn’t expecting a state boxing champion to launch at him.Luck would have it that boxer David West had stopped by Walgreens pharmacy to visit his pharmacist girlfriend when the robbery unfolded.When the robber climbed onto the counter demanding Oxycodone pills and claiming he had a gun, West decided it was time to act, knocking the robber out. DON’T MESS WITH PHARMACISTS! When a thief attempted to hold up a pharmacy in Florida, he wasn’t expecting a state boxing champion to launch at him.

Luck would have it that boxer David West had stopped by Walgreens pharmacy to visit his pharmacist girlfriend when the robbery unfolded.

When the robber climbed onto the counter demanding Oxycodone pills and claiming he had a gun, West decided it was time to act, knocking the robber out.

The recent move to make naloxone available over the counter needs to be followed up by appropriate regulatory changes, argues a new report in the The Medical Journal of Australia.The suggested changes would see take-home programs able to dispense naloxone directly to their clients without the need for a doctor or pharmacist. The recent move to make naloxone available over the counter needs to be followed up by appropriate regulatory changes, argues a new report in the The Medical Journal of Australia.

The suggested changes would see take-home programs able to dispense naloxone directly to their clients without the need for a doctor or pharmacist.

Zika virus has been detected in the tiger or Asian tiger mosquito, a related species responsible for transmission of two other arboviruses in Gabon, in the Republic of Congo on the west coast of Africa.A special pathology testing centre has been established in Townsville to rapidly test for Zika in humans, Australian authorities have said. Zika virus has been detected in the tiger or Asian tiger mosquito, a related species responsible for transmission of two other arboviruses in Gabon, in the Republic of Congo on the west coast of Africa.

A special pathology testing centre has been established in Townsville to rapidly test for Zika in humans, Australian authorities have said.

Pfizer is voluntarily recalling 126 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children in Canada because “clumps” may form in the bottles affected and lead to higher or lower doses given to infants and children if the products are not shaken well before each use. Pfizer is voluntarily recalling 126 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children in Canada because “clumps” may form in the bottles affected and lead to higher or lower doses given to infants and children if the products are not shaken well before each use.
Testosterone treatment for men over 65 improves sexual function and can also aid mood and physical ability, according to a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine. Testosterone treatment for men over 65 improves sexual function and can also aid mood and physical ability, according to a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine.
PAINLESS STILETTOS? Designer Christopher Dixon has launched double heeled stilettos which he claims are as comfy as sneakers.Sure, it looks a little different but apparently the point of extra contact between the ankle and ground makes the shoes easier to walk in by improving weight distribution and taking pressure off the arch of the foot.Double the heel, double the pain free dancing! PAINLESS STILETTOS? Designer Christopher Dixon has launched double heeled stilettos which he claims are as comfy as sneakers.
Sure, it looks a little different but apparently the point of extra contact between the ankle and ground makes the shoes easier to walk in by improving weight distribution and taking pressure off the arch of the foot.

Double the heel, double the pain free dancing!

VACCINATION RATES UP: Australia has recorded improvements in the percentages of children fully immunised in some local areas in 2014–15, according to a new report from the National Health Performance Authority.The new data shows in 2014–15 among the 31 Primary Health Network areas, the rates of one-year-old children fully immunised ranged from 94% to 88%. VACCINATION RATES UP: Australia has recorded improvements in the percentages of children fully immunised in some local areas in 2014–15, according to a new report from the National Health Performance Authority.

The new data shows in 2014–15 among the 31 Primary Health Network areas, the rates of one-year-old children fully immunised ranged from 94% to 88%.

Chemmart Pharmacy Australia myDNA testing program is under scrutiny from the academic website The Conversation.It has criticised genetic testing program, which claims to help identify medications and dosing tailored to the individual, saying it is not evidence-based and has submitted its concerns to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Complaint Resolution Panel for an independent determination. Chemmart Pharmacy Australia myDNA testing program is under scrutiny from the academic website The Conversation.

It has criticised genetic testing program, which claims to help identify medications and dosing tailored to the individual, saying it is not evidence-based and has submitted its concerns to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Complaint Resolution Panel for an independent determination.

Why drink your coffee when you can wear it? That's the premise behind the new Joule bracelet!Apparently, caffeine being fat soluble means it can be absorbed  easily through the skin.Those behind the wrist band say it’s the equivalent of about one cup of coffee over the course of four hours, keeping you at a constant buzzing level.At $29 for a month's supply would you be game to try it? Why drink your coffee when you can wear it? That’s the premise behind the new Joule bracelet!
Apparently, caffeine being fat soluble means it can be absorbed easily through the skin.
Those behind the wrist band say it’s the equivalent of about one cup of coffee over the course of four hours, keeping you at a constant buzzing level.

At $29 for a month’s supply would you be game to try it?

Western Sydney Primary Health Network, WentWest Ltd is launching a three month pilot program in Sydney which will see non-dispensing pharmacists placed in general practices in the Hills District, Blacktown & Mount Druitt. The focus will be on reducing over-prescribing, medication misuse, adverse drugs events and preventable hospital admissions. Western Sydney Primary Health Network, WentWest Ltd is launching a three month pilot program in Sydney which will see non-dispensing pharmacists placed in general practices in the Hills District, Blacktown & Mount Druitt.

The focus will be on reducing over-prescribing, medication misuse, adverse drugs events and preventable hospital admissions.

DRUG DONATION PHARMACY: California has opened its first drug donation pharmacy which aims to prevent unused medications going to waste by recycling them for free to those in need. Georgia initiated the program in the US, followed by more than a dozen others.Do you support this idea? DRUG DONATION PHARMACY: California has opened its first drug donation pharmacy which aims to prevent unused medications going to waste by recycling them for free to those in need. Georgia initiated the program in the US, followed by more than a dozen others.

Do you support this idea?

Co-founder of Cochrane, an independent organisation assessing medical evidence, professor Peter Gotzsche, is in Australia this week for a speaking tour.In his somewhat controversial talks he purports many of our most commonly used prescription drugs from painkillers to antidepressants are killing us off.His is speaking in Brisbane tomorrow, would you go? Co-founder of Cochrane, an independent organisation assessing medical evidence, professor Peter Gotzsche, is in Australia this week for a speaking tour.

In his somewhat controversial talks he purports many of our most commonly used prescription drugs from painkillers to antidepressants are killing us off.

His is speaking in Brisbane tomorrow, would you go?

Sigma has announced the finalisation of a new long term supply contract with the My Chemist/Chemist Warehouse Group.Sigma said the agreement cements the existing relationship for a further three years, as well as offering the option to exclusively negotiate an additional three year extension. Sigma has announced the finalisation of a new long term supply contract with the My Chemist/Chemist Warehouse Group.

Sigma said the agreement cements the existing relationship for a further three years, as well as offering the option to exclusively negotiate an additional three year extension.

TINDER, eat your heart out: enter SNIFFR!This new app being launched in the UK helps owners meet like-minded “doggy people” for walks, canine play dates or “maybe more...”Users can create a profile for their pets listing pictures, their age and hobbies.Lola, a bichon frise likes “sausages, tummy tickles and frisbee” but doesn’t go for “loud noises or angry dogs”.Like Lola? Select “sniff” & wait to see if you get a “sniff” back. TINDER, eat your heart out: enter SNIFFR!

This new app being launched in the UK helps owners meet like-minded “doggy people” for walks, canine play dates or “maybe more…”
Users can create a profile for their pets listing pictures, their age and hobbies.
Lola, a bichon frise likes “sausages, tummy tickles and frisbee” but doesn’t go for “loud noises or angry dogs”.
Like Lola? Select “sniff” & wait to see if you get a “sniff” back.

STATINS FOR THE BRAIN? Researchers from the University of Cambridge believe common cancer drug Bexarotene may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.According to their findings, Bexarotene could be the first “neurostatin”, a drug that works like a statin, but for the brain rather than the heart. STATINS FOR THE BRAIN? Researchers from the University of Cambridge believe common cancer drug Bexarotene may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to their findings, Bexarotene could be the first “neurostatin”, a drug that works like a statin, but for the brain rather than the heart.

The highly regulated nature of Australian medicines by the Therapeutic Goods Administration makes them the safest option  when seeking complementary medicines according to the Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI)Director of regulatory and scientific affairs Steve Scarff said “Australia’s system of regulating complementary medicines is one of the most rigorous in the world". The highly regulated nature of Australian medicines by the Therapeutic Goods Administration makes them the safest option when seeking complementary medicines according to the Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI)

Director of regulatory and scientific affairs Steve Scarff said “Australia’s system of regulating complementary medicines is one of the most rigorous in the world”.

Bagel is one cool cat: she looks as though she hasn’t a care in the world, donned in sunglasses 24/7 as she cruises the streets.She hides a secret behind those shades though. Bagel was born without eyelids and is unable to develop tears.For this reason she must keep her glasses on to protect her eyes and requires eye drops several times a day. Bagel is one cool cat: she looks as though she hasn’t a care in the world, donned in sunglasses 24/7 as she cruises the streets.
She hides a secret behind those shades though. Bagel was born without eyelids and is unable to develop tears.
For this reason she must keep her glasses on to protect her eyes and requires eye drops several times a day.
Several US pharmacy chains fear proposed legal changes in Indiana to stop suspected meth makers from purchasing pseudoephedrine could put pharmacists in danger.The laws would leave it in the hands of pharmacists to demand a prescription from suspicious customers if they refuse versions of cold medicines that are tamper resistant or contain lower doses of pseudoephedrine. Several US pharmacy chains fear proposed legal changes in Indiana to stop suspected meth makers from purchasing pseudoephedrine could put pharmacists in danger.

The laws would leave it in the hands of pharmacists to demand a prescription from suspicious customers if they refuse versions of cold medicines that are tamper resistant or contain lower doses of pseudoephedrine.

Victorian #retailers had highest growth rate in retail pre-Christmas sales - Roy Morgan Research @roymorganonline Victorian #retailers had highest growth rate in retail pre-Christmas sales – Roy Morgan Research @roymorganonline
Congrats to #LiveLifePharmacy Noosa Fair, QLD, upon winning GuildCare #Pharmacy of the Month @PharmGuildAus Congrats to #LiveLifePharmacy Noosa Fair, QLD, upon winning GuildCare #Pharmacy of the Month @PharmGuildAus
@PSA_National supports #medicalpot #medicalmarijuana #medicinalcannabis bill #pharmacist @PSA_National supports #medicalpot #medicalmarijuana #medicinalcannabis bill #pharmacist
#Whoopingcough quadrupled in 2015 - private #vax supplies challenged again in 2016 NIP program supplies OK #SMH #GSK #Whoopingcough quadrupled in 2015 – private #vax supplies challenged again in 2016 NIP program supplies OK #SMH #GSK
And you had your #wedding ceremony where? Dispensary Corner today And you had your #wedding ceremony where? Dispensary Corner today
#TWG acquired #Chemplus July 2105. Chemplus sales up 7.9% for 2015. #TWC #TWG acquired #Chemplus July 2105. Chemplus sales up 7.9% for 2015. #TWC
Your #Fitbit can alert you to much much more than you expect - Dispensary Corner today. #pregnancy Your #Fitbit can alert you to much much more than you expect – Dispensary Corner today. #pregnancy
@PharmGuildAus exec director David Quilty gives #6CPA progress report in #Forefront @PharmGuildAus exec director David Quilty gives #6CPA progress report in #Forefront
#cannabis #medicalmarijuana legislation being presented today @SussanLey #cannabis #medicalmarijuana legislation being presented today @SussanLey
#aedesaegypti #mosquitoes could be dealt a fatal blow by #CRISPR technology #aedesaegypti #mosquitoes could be dealt a fatal blow by #CRISPR technology
#Doritos ad steals the advert show at Superbowl - see Dispensary Corner today #Doritos ad steals the advert show at Superbowl – see Dispensary Corner today
@ASMI call 4 reg reforms to incentivise investment and innovation to up access to #medicines http://ow.ly/Y8Wup @ASMI call 4 reg reforms to incentivise investment and innovation to up access to #medicines http://ow.ly/Y8Wup
What #cosmetic will #pharmacies next be selling front-of-shop? You won't believe it. Dispensary Corner What #cosmetic will #pharmacies next be selling front-of-shop? You won’t believe it. Dispensary Corner
Community #health costs reduced by having #pharmacists in GP clinics @AMA_media submission http://ow.ly/Y6c6Y Community #health costs reduced by having #pharmacists in GP clinics @AMA_media submission http://ow.ly/Y6c6Y
@PSA_National seeks reforms for cost-effective sustainable solutions - Pre-Budget Submission http://ow.ly/Y6biT @PSA_National seeks reforms for cost-effective sustainable solutions – Pre-Budget Submission http://ow.ly/Y6biT
Some #drug names in Australia are obsolete - #TGA is changing to harmonise with global labelling #pharmacist Some #drug names in Australia are obsolete – #TGA is changing to harmonise with global labelling #pharmacist
Australian complementary medicine exports are booming @CMAustraliaNews #pre-Budgetsubmission Australian complementary medicine exports are booming @CMAustraliaNews #pre-Budgetsubmission
#FDA and #TGA advice re international #travelling and #medications #FDA and #TGA advice re international #travelling and #medications
Appropriately trained #pharmacists will administer #influenza #vaccines to people aged over 18 in Tas @PharmGuildAus Appropriately trained #pharmacists will administer #influenza #vaccines to people aged over 18 in Tas @PharmGuildAus
Poor little Derek - his is the first known case of animal stress-related #alopecia - Dispensary Corner Poor little Derek – his is the first known case of animal stress-related #alopecia – Dispensary Corner
How best to manage #selfie pics? How can #dentists profit? Dispensary Corner today. How best to manage #selfie pics? How can #dentists profit? Dispensary Corner today.
#GuildCare has announced over 9 million professional services completed using GuildCare systems #GuildLink #GuildCare has announced over 9 million professional services completed using GuildCare systems #GuildLink
#codeine, #morphine and #oxycodone use more than quadrupled in Australia in the last decade http://ow.ly/XXR1F #codeine, #morphine and #oxycodone use more than quadrupled in Australia in the last decade http://ow.ly/XXR1F
Melbourne man Andrew Taylor is vowing to eat nothing but #potatoes for an entire year - why, how? Dispensary Corner Melbourne man Andrew Taylor is vowing to eat nothing but #potatoes for an entire year – why, how? Dispensary Corner
@PSA_National has released a guide to inform #pharmacists about the safe and effective supply of #opioids #pharmacy @PSA_National has released a guide to inform #pharmacists about the safe and effective supply of #opioids #pharmacy
@ASMI supports measures to minimise #drug #abuse with non-schedule-related options. #codeine @ASMI supports measures to minimise #drug #abuse with non-schedule-related options. #codeine
How have you celebrated your first #baby #birth? Here's a different option - see Dispensary Corner - #placenta How have you celebrated your first #baby #birth? Here’s a different option – see Dispensary Corner – #placenta
#PBS per capita cost dropped to lowest level in a decade. #pharmacy #PBS per capita cost dropped to lowest level in a decade. #pharmacy
#Sandomigran supply headaches are being resolved  #AFTPharmaceuticals #migraine #Sandomigran supply headaches are being resolved #AFTPharmaceuticals #migraine
Pharmhack - world's first #pharmacy #hackathon - worth a read. @pharmhack, #pharmhack Pharmhack – world’s first #pharmacy #hackathon – worth a read. @pharmhack, #pharmhack
#pregnancycravings - what hankerings for the bizarre can you imagine? Try these - Dispensary Corner #pregnancycravings – what hankerings for the bizarre can you imagine? Try these – Dispensary Corner
Would you buy a car branded "Zica" right now? Indian car-maker Tata Motors didn't  think so: Dispensary Corner #Zika Would you buy a car branded “Zica” right now? Indian car-maker Tata Motors didn’t think so: Dispensary Corner #Zika
@Chemmart_Aus stores are offering a #genetic test that may help choose #medications & #dosing tailored to patients @Chemmart_Aus stores are offering a #genetic test that may help choose #medications & #dosing tailored to patients
#GlaxoSmithKline has confirmed supply OK for its #whoopingcough #vaccine #Boostrix @GSK_AU for all gov't programs #GlaxoSmithKline has confirmed supply OK for its #whoopingcough #vaccine #Boostrix @GSK_AU for all gov’t programs
The Pharmacy Board of Australia has launched a new public consultation on a review of guidance on the expiry of compounded parenteral medicines.The move follows the withdrawal of previously proposed guidelines, which were published last March but generated significant feedback from across the industry. The Pharmacy Board of Australia has launched a new public consultation on a review of guidance on the expiry of compounded parenteral medicines.
The move follows the withdrawal of previously proposed guidelines, which were published last March but generated significant feedback from across the industry.
Terry White Chemists says it’s significantly outperforming the rest of the pharmacy industry, with retail sales growth of 18% for the six months to 31 December.CEO Anthony White said the group’s Value Health strategy was “consistently achieving above-market like-for-like retail sales growth” as a result of strong ongoing investment. Terry White Chemists says it’s significantly outperforming the rest of the pharmacy industry, with retail sales growth of 18% for the six months to 31 December.
CEO Anthony White said the group’s Value Health strategy was “consistently achieving above-market like-for-like retail sales growth” as a result of strong ongoing investment.
Resistance to Tenofovir, one of the main drugs used to both prevent and treat HIV, has been reported as high as 60% in some African countries. Resistance to Tenofovir, one of the main drugs used to both prevent and treat HIV, has been reported as high as 60% in some African countries.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Australian Retailers Association have welcomed the appointment of pharmacist Kate Carnell to the role of Federal Government’s first Small Business Ombudsman. Congratulations Kate. Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Australian Retailers Association have welcomed the appointment of pharmacist Kate Carnell to the role of Federal Government’s first Small Business Ombudsman. Congratulations Kate.
Don’t sweat the small stuff!Your perspiration can reveal a lot about your state of health according to researchers at the University of California Berkeley in a study published this month in the Nature journal.They have developed a new wearable sensor that monitors a person’s bodily secretions, providing detailed real-time information about an individual’s metabolites, including glucose and electrolytes. Don’t sweat the small stuff!
Your perspiration can reveal a lot about your state of health according to researchers at the University of California Berkeley in a study published this month in the Nature journal.
They have developed a new wearable sensor that monitors a person’s bodily secretions, providing detailed real-time information about an individual’s metabolites, including glucose and electrolytes.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia says it will continue to advocate nationally for pharmacist-administered vaccination programs this year, following three state- approved changes to legislation. Pharmacy Guild of Australia says it will continue to advocate nationally for pharmacist-administered vaccination programs this year, following three state- approved changes to legislation.
Community pharmacists in New Zealand will be able to provide repeat supplies of selected oral contraceptives, under a new recommendation by the NZ Ministry of Health’s Medicines. Community pharmacists in New Zealand will be able to provide repeat supplies of selected oral contraceptives, under a new recommendation by the NZ Ministry of Health’s Medicines.
Pharmacies across Australia are being invited to take part in a comprehensive patient weight loss support program launched on Friday by Novo Nordisk.The program is based around Saxenda (liraglutide) which is a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue self-injection used for appetite regulation. Pharmacies across Australia are being invited to take part in a comprehensive patient weight loss support program launched on Friday by Novo Nordisk.
The program is based around Saxenda (liraglutide) which is a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue self-injection used for appetite regulation.
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals has engaged Kos Sclavos, former Pharmacy Guild president, to develop a patient program for community pharmacies to address Australia’s obesity epidemic. Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals has engaged Kos Sclavos, former Pharmacy Guild president, to develop a patient program for community pharmacies to address Australia’s obesity epidemic.
Beards may be a fashion statement, but could they also be good for your health?A study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection where the faces of 408 hospital staff with and without beards were swabbed threw up some surprising results.The beardless group were more than three times as likely to be harbouring a species known as methicillin-resistant staph aureus on their freshly shaven cheeks.Researchers suggested shaving might cause micro-abrasions which support bacterial colonisation. Beards may be a fashion statement, but could they also be good for your health?
A study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection where the faces of 408 hospital staff with and without beards were swabbed threw up some surprising results.
The beardless group were more than three times as likely to be harbouring a species known as methicillin-resistant staph aureus on their freshly shaven cheeks.
Researchers suggested shaving might cause micro-abrasions which support bacterial colonisation.
Australian Hearing will partner with Sigma Pharmaceuticals for the fourth year to deliver free hearing checks and hearing aid health checks for adults aged 21 and over in Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies from 01 Feb to 11 Mar. Australian Hearing will partner with Sigma Pharmaceuticals for the fourth year to deliver free hearing checks and hearing aid health checks for adults aged 21 and over in Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies from 01 Feb to 11 Mar.
Australian Pharmaceutical Industries ceo Stephen Roche says he has “optimism for sustained growth in our existing businesses,” after a strong year which saw significant investments in the Priceline Pharmacy brand, in supply chain capability and in a new SAP reporting system. Australian Pharmaceutical Industries ceo Stephen Roche says he has “optimism for sustained growth in our existing businesses,” after a strong year which saw significant investments in the Priceline Pharmacy brand, in supply chain capability and in a new SAP reporting system.
Six people tested positive for mosquito-borne Zika virus in Australia last year, although health authorities said they were all infected overseas.The first recognised imported Zika case in Australia was in 2012, one case was reported in 2013 and 12 in 2014. Six people tested positive for mosquito-borne Zika virus in Australia last year, although health authorities said they were all infected overseas.
The first recognised imported Zika case in Australia was in 2012, one case was reported in 2013 and 12 in 2014.
HCF Health Insurance Australia has taken a 15% stake in telehealth service GP2U, which specialises in video conferencing services to allow patients to remotely connect with doctors for consultations. HCF Health Insurance Australia has taken a 15% stake in telehealth service GP2U, which specialises in video conferencing services to allow patients to remotely connect with doctors for consultations.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced it is moving forward with its pilot real-time codeine recording and monitoring system.The newly updated program will now be tested on around 150 pharmacies from next month in Newcastle and far north Queensland. Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced it is moving forward with its pilot real-time codeine recording and monitoring system.
The newly updated program will now be tested on around 150 pharmacies from next month in Newcastle and far north Queensland.
Symbion Pharmacy’s Faulding brand will expand its portfolio this year to include Australian-made infant milk formula.The Faulding Gold Infant Formula range which is set to debut in Australian pharmacies from March will consist of Newborn, Follow-On and Toddler products. Symbion Pharmacy’s Faulding brand will expand its portfolio this year to include Australian-made infant milk formula.
The Faulding Gold Infant Formula range which is set to debut in Australian pharmacies from March will consist of Newborn, Follow-On and Toddler products.
ASTHMATIC CONCERNS: More than 90% of people with asthma do not use their inhalers correctly according to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.The Guild suggests asthmatics should check in with their pharmacist to refresh their knowledge on how relievers or preventer inhalers work, as well as suggesting some easy ways to improve how best to use them. ASTHMATIC CONCERNS: More than 90% of people with asthma do not use their inhalers correctly according to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
The Guild suggests asthmatics should check in with their pharmacist to refresh their knowledge on how relievers or preventer inhalers work, as well as suggesting some easy ways to improve how best to use them.
CONGRATULATIONS: Whyalla pharmacist John Holds has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the general division of yesterday’s Australia Day honours for his service to rural pharmacy and to the community of South Australia. CONGRATULATIONS: Whyalla pharmacist John Holds has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the general division of yesterday’s Australia Day honours for his service to rural pharmacy and to the community of South Australia.
'MISLEADING': New iv.me clinic chains run by pharmacist Shadi Kazeme are being criticised by medical professionals for potentially misleading claims.The two clinics based in Sydney and Melbourne make bold claims that their i.v vitamin drips will protect people from viruses, boost the immune system and even help clients lose weight and reduce depression with essential vitamins delivered straight to the cells of the body. ‘MISLEADING’: New iv.me clinic chains run by pharmacist Shadi Kazeme are being criticised by medical professionals for potentially misleading claims.
The two clinics based in Sydney and Melbourne make bold claims that their i.v vitamin drips will protect people from viruses, boost the immune system and even help clients lose weight and reduce depression with essential vitamins delivered straight to the cells of the body.
Privately owned vitamin company Nature's Care is aiming to sell the business to a single buyer, appointing brokers JPMorgan and Ord Minnett to arrange the deal, according to a report in the Financial Review. Privately owned vitamin company Nature’s Care is aiming to sell the business to a single buyer, appointing brokers JPMorgan and Ord Minnett to arrange the deal, according to a report in the Financial Review.
10K TOILET: Hate cleaning the toilet? Perhaps you’d like to invest in a US $10,000 Toto Neorest 750H. Sure it’s a lot to pay for a loo; but this is toilet technology at whole new level.You can forget old-school accessories like a toilet brush and toilet paper. The Toto automatically rinses the bowl with antibacterial electrolysed water creating a self-cleaning mechanism. There’s a heated seat that opens and closes itself, a massage function and two warm water sprays which apparently replace the need for toilet paper. There’s even a built in dryer. That’s what we call a true ceramic throne. 10K TOILET: Hate cleaning the toilet? Perhaps you’d like to invest in a US $10,000 Toto Neorest 750H. Sure it’s a lot to pay for a loo; but this is toilet technology at whole new level.
You can forget old-school accessories like a toilet brush and toilet paper. The Toto automatically rinses the bowl with antibacterial electrolysed water creating a self-cleaning mechanism.
There’s a heated seat that opens and closes itself, a massage function and two warm water sprays which apparently replace the need for toilet paper. There’s even a built in dryer. That’s what we call a true ceramic throne.
BACK TO LOCAL: Aspen Nutraceuticals has announced its S-26 GOLD infant nutrition products are now “part of an all ANZ manufactured range,” with manufacturing of the items “back on home soil”.Effective immediately S-26 GOLD Newborn and S-26 GOLD Progress are being made in New Zealand, while the Toddler and Junior products are made in Australia. BACK TO LOCAL: Aspen Nutraceuticals has announced its S-26 GOLD infant nutrition products are now “part of an all ANZ manufactured range,” with manufacturing of the items “back on home soil”.
Effective immediately S-26 GOLD Newborn and S-26 GOLD Progress are being made in New Zealand, while the Toddler and Junior products are made in Australia.
MedAdvisor has launched a new Patient Education Program to help address the risk of addiction and serious side effects for those using S3 codeine analgesics.Created in partnership with Painaustralia, it aims to improve quality use of medicines through educational messages directly to patients via smartphones, tablets or the web. MedAdvisor has launched a new Patient Education Program to help address the risk of addiction and serious side effects for those using S3 codeine analgesics.
Created in partnership with Painaustralia, it aims to improve quality use of medicines through educational messages directly to patients via smartphones, tablets or the web.
HONEY PROBLEMS: Australian honey has been labelled as the “most contaminated” honey in the world by a Irish study which showed the level of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) exceeded the European and German standards. HONEY PROBLEMS: Australian honey has been labelled as the “most contaminated” honey in the world by a Irish study which showed the level of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) exceeded the European and German standards.
AUSTRALIAN DRINKING: Alcohol consumption among the heaviest drinkers has increased in recent years with the top 10% of consumers accounting for 49% of the consumption in 2001 and increased to 53% in 2013, according to work out of La Trobe University Centre for Alcohol Policy Research published in The Conversation. AUSTRALIAN DRINKING: Alcohol consumption among the heaviest drinkers has increased in recent years with the top 10% of consumers accounting for 49% of the consumption in 2001 and increased to 53% in 2013, according to work out of La Trobe University Centre for Alcohol Policy Research published in The Conversation.
A YouTube advertisement for Hospira's sedation drug Precedex glossed over the medication’s risks and omitted relevant information about the product’s uses, the US Food and Drug Administration said in disciplinary letter released this week. A YouTube advertisement for Hospira’s sedation drug Precedex glossed over the medication’s risks and omitted relevant information about the product’s uses, the US Food and Drug Administration said in disciplinary letter released this week.
NEWS: More than 80 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide have united in an attempt to battle drug-resistant superbugs. The declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance was signed yesterday by 83 companies and eight industry associations from 16 countries yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. NEWS: More than 80 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide have united in an attempt to battle drug-resistant superbugs.
The declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance was signed yesterday by 83 companies and eight industry associations from 16 countries yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Cancer is the second most common killer of Americans and estimated to become the leading cause of death within the next decade- data prompting US President Obama to commit to a “cancer moonshot” to tackle the issue.The commitment has a focus on new treatments and there will also be support for research in prevention, screening and the dissemination of new research findings. Cancer is the second most common killer of Americans and estimated to become the leading cause of death within the next decade- data prompting US President Obama to commit to a “cancer moonshot” to tackle the issue.
The commitment has a focus on new treatments and there will also be support for research in prevention, screening and the dissemination of new research findings.
LEGAL DRUG DRIVING: Illegal drugs are well-known to impair driver’s reactions but what is less widely understood is that legal medications can also impair drivers, according to the Australian Drug Foundation. LEGAL DRUG DRIVING: Illegal drugs are well-known to impair driver’s reactions but what is less widely understood is that legal medications can also impair drivers, according to the Australian Drug Foundation.
Switching prescription medications to over-the-counter status is the basis of future growth for the over-the-counter drugs market according to recent research released by Global Business Intelligence research. Switching prescription medications to over-the-counter status is the basis of future growth for the over-the-counter drugs market according to recent research released by Global Business Intelligence research.
HANGOVER FREE ALCOHOL? North Korea is claiming to have invented a hangover free alcohol. Scientists in the communist state say they have create a 30 to 40% alcohol liquor that leaves you hangover free.The science behind it? Mmmm we're not sure either; apparently it's something to do with combining a six-year-old ginseng with scorched, glutenous rice. HANGOVER FREE ALCOHOL? North Korea is claiming to have invented a hangover free alcohol. Scientists in the communist state say they have create a 30 to 40% alcohol liquor that leaves you hangover free.
The science behind it? Mmmm we’re not sure either; apparently it’s something to do with combining a six-year-old ginseng with scorched, glutenous rice.
COCAINE EATS BRAIN: A study on mice found cocaine can cause the brain to eat itself by triggering out of control autophagy where the brain cells self-digest. COCAINE EATS BRAIN: A study on mice found cocaine can cause the brain to eat itself by triggering out of control autophagy where the brain cells self-digest.
CEO CONFIDENCE DOWN: CEO's business confidence about their companies’ growth prospects is lower than a year ago according to the Pricewaterhouse Cooper 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. CEO CONFIDENCE DOWN: CEO’s business confidence about their companies’ growth prospects is lower than a year ago according to the Pricewaterhouse Cooper 19th Annual Global CEO Survey.
ALZHEIMERS: A drug used to treat cancer has been shown to improve memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease according to research out of Israel.The study, published in Nature Medicine identifies immune-checkpoint blockade as a potential therapeutic approach for Alzheimer’s disease. ALZHEIMERS: A drug used to treat cancer has been shown to improve memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease according to research out of Israel.
The study, published in Nature Medicine identifies immune-checkpoint blockade as a potential therapeutic approach for Alzheimer’s disease.
SEEING PATIENTS AT HOME: A pharmacist-led, home-based medication therapy management plan for senior patients with diabetes and hypertension has proved a success in Houston, Texas.During the four month project patients experienced modest reductions in systolic blood pressure and medication adherence scores improved. SEEING PATIENTS AT HOME: A pharmacist-led, home-based medication therapy management plan for senior patients with diabetes and hypertension has proved a success in Houston, Texas.
During the four month project patients experienced modest reductions in systolic blood pressure and medication adherence scores improved.
Pharmacists who screened at-risk patients for chronic kidney disease discovered previously unrecognised disease in more than 15% of patients tested, according to a study published this month in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal. Pharmacists who screened at-risk patients for chronic kidney disease discovered previously unrecognised disease in more than 15% of patients tested, according to a study published this month in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal.
Drug traffickers need to be creative these days and as we know, boogie board covers just aren’t inconspicuous enough to get marijuana over international boarders anymore.Enter carrots. These drug smugglers thought outside the box, attempting to hide more than 1,100 kilograms of marijuana inside a fictitious carrot shipment from Mexico to the US. Drug traffickers need to be creative these days and as we know, boogie board covers just aren’t inconspicuous enough to get marijuana over international boarders anymore.
Enter carrots. These drug smugglers thought outside the box, attempting to hide more than 1,100 kilograms of marijuana inside a fictitious carrot shipment from Mexico to the US.
Chronic pain patient group Painaustralia has written to health minister Sussan Ley urging her to reconsider the removal of Panadol Osteo from the PBS.Last week the Pharmacy Guild of Australia said delisting Panadol Osteo was a mistake because the normal PBS prescription for the analgesic is two packs per month, whereas the decision was based on the price of a single pack. Chronic pain patient group Painaustralia has written to health minister Sussan Ley urging her to reconsider the removal of Panadol Osteo from the PBS.
Last week the Pharmacy Guild of Australia said delisting Panadol Osteo was a mistake because the normal PBS prescription for the analgesic is two packs per month, whereas the decision was based on the price of a single pack.
Hangover? Try fighting it with an IV drip and a cocktail of vitamins next time at Australia’s first hangover clinic. Yes, you heard right. You can now receive medical treatment for your hangover. If it’s a particularly nasty one there’s even oxygen treatment on hand. Hangover? Try fighting it with an IV drip and a cocktail of vitamins next time at Australia’s first hangover clinic. Yes, you heard right. You can now receive medical treatment for your hangover. If it’s a particularly nasty one there’s even oxygen treatment on hand.
POTENTIAL PBS FRAUD: The Australian Federal Police has taken legal action against the owners of Pharmacy Depot in Hurstville, southern Sydney. A NSW Supreme Court case alleges the directors and shareholders of the business, Jacob Youssef and Hamza Amni Zoghbi, have made millions of dollars worth of fraudulent PBS claims. POTENTIAL PBS FRAUD: The Australian Federal Police has taken legal action against the owners of Pharmacy Depot in Hurstville, southern Sydney.
A NSW Supreme Court case alleges the directors and shareholders of the business, Jacob Youssef and Hamza Amni Zoghbi, have made millions of dollars worth of fraudulent PBS claims.
TRIAL GONE WRONG: A man has died after suffering severe side effects during a drug trial in France, while five other volunteers have been hospitalised.A private lab was testing a new pain medication on humans for the first time, on behalf of Portuguese drugmaker Bial. TRIAL GONE WRONG: A man has died after suffering severe side effects during a drug trial in France, while five other volunteers have been hospitalised.
A private lab was testing a new pain medication on humans for the first time, on behalf of Portuguese drugmaker Bial.
NEW RANGE: Australian pharmacies will receive more than 80% of Blackmores newly released infant formula developed with dairy group Bega.The product range was formally launched on the weekend in Sydney. NEW RANGE: Australian pharmacies will receive more than 80% of Blackmores newly released infant formula developed with dairy group Bega.
The product range was formally launched on the weekend in Sydney.
Potential closure of up to 276 pharmacies has been estimated to result from the government’s PBS $1 disc.scheme Potential closure of up to 276 pharmacies has been estimated to result from the government’s PBS $1 disc.scheme
Thanks @pricelineau for a great day at #Kooyong #tennis. Priceline Australia Thanks @pricelineau for a great day at #Kooyong #tennis. Priceline Australia
Congrats Tamworth Pharmacy taking the inaugural Good Price Pharmacy GuildCare PharmGuild PotY award @PharmGuildAus Congrats Tamworth Pharmacy taking the inaugural Good Price Pharmacy GuildCare PharmGuild PotY award @PharmGuildAus
CHANGE: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has decided to change the way it deals with healthcare professionals.2016 kicked off with new measures where healthcare professionals will no longer be paid directly to speak on GSK’s behalf, all medical education will be independent of GSK and there will be increased peer-to-peer discussions with GSK medical experts, the company said. CHANGE: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has decided to change the way it deals with healthcare professionals.
2016 kicked off with new measures where healthcare professionals will no longer be paid directly to speak on GSK’s behalf, all medical education will be independent of GSK and there will be increased peer-to-peer discussions with GSK medical experts, the company said.
IBS SUFFERERS: Here's some great news; Belgium researchers have found over-the-counter hay fever medication could help alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. IBS SUFFERERS: Here’s some great news; Belgium researchers have found over-the-counter hay fever medication could help alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
We all know about the little blue pill but what about the little blue berry? Well, a study by nutritionists from Harvard and the University of East Angli found eating a handful of blueberries three times a week could be just as effective at treating erectile dysfunction as Viagra! We all know about the little blue pill but what about the little blue berry? Well, a study by nutritionists from Harvard and the University of East Angli found eating a handful of blueberries three times a week could be just as effective at treating erectile dysfunction as Viagra!
A new type of antidepressant may bring instant relief to people suffering serious suicidal thoughts.US researchers say the chemical known as “CGP3466B” works in a similar way to ketamine but with much fewer negative side effects. A new type of antidepressant may bring instant relief to people suffering serious suicidal thoughts.
US researchers say the chemical known as “CGP3466B” works in a similar way to ketamine but with much fewer negative side effects.
You might have thought you’d heard it all when it comes to weight loss strategies but we’ve got a new one for you! Freeze dried human poo pills! US scientists are investigating whether this faecal formula could be a treatment for obesity, with possible links between gut bacteria and weight loss. You might have thought you’d heard it all when it comes to weight loss strategies but we’ve got a new one for you! Freeze dried human poo pills!
US scientists are investigating whether this faecal formula could be a treatment for obesity, with possible links between gut bacteria and weight loss.
Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios is donating $50 for every ace he served at the 2016 Kooyong Classic tennis tournament this week to the Priceline Australia Sisterhood Foundation, with Priceline Pharmacy matching the total donation to the Foundation.Pictured: Nick being pampered by the Priceline beauty advisors. Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios is donating $50 for every ace he served at the 2016 Kooyong Classic tennis tournament this week to the Priceline Australia Sisterhood Foundation, with Priceline Pharmacy matching the total donation to the Foundation.
Pictured: Nick being pampered by the Priceline beauty advisors.
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is calling for applicants for the  2016 Ignite Pharmacist Leadership Program.The training program aims to nurture and develop high-performing early career pharmacists into future leaders. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is calling for applicants for the 2016 Ignite Pharmacist Leadership Program.
The training program aims to nurture and develop high-performing early career pharmacists into future leaders.
Each day in 2013 an average of 44 Americans died from prescription opioid overdoses, reveals data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The data also showed that 71.3% of all prescription drug overdose deaths in that year involved opioids. Each day in 2013 an average of 44 Americans died from prescription opioid overdoses, reveals data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The data also showed that 71.3% of all prescription drug overdose deaths in that year involved opioids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering approving an implant designed to reduce addict’s cravings for heroin or painkillers.The implant which is used for six-months provides a steady dosage of buprenorphine and naloxone, drugs shown to ease withdrawals and decrease cravings. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering approving an implant designed to reduce addict’s cravings for heroin or painkillers.The implant which is used for six-months provides a steady dosage of buprenorphine and naloxone, drugs shown to ease withdrawals and decrease cravings.
The Sunday Telegraph newspaper has launched a campaign urging a review of prescribing guidelines for antidepressants, citing an investigation which found there are 1,022 Australians aged two to six-year using the medications. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper has launched a campaign urging a review of prescribing guidelines for antidepressants, citing an investigation which found there are 1,022 Australians aged two to six-year using the medications.
NEWS: Chemist Warehouse owners Mario Verrocchi and Jack Gance have been comprehensively trounced in an intellectual property case where they challenged rival discounter Direct Chemist Outlet regarding the supposed similarity of their trade marks. NEWS: Chemist Warehouse owners Mario Verrocchi and Jack Gance have been comprehensively trounced in an intellectual property case where they challenged rival discounter Direct Chemist Outlet regarding the supposed similarity of their trade marks.
A specialist meeting app for the pharmaceutical industry is being launched today by American Express Meetings and Events.HCP MOBILE CONNECT was designed to help pharmaceutical companies be transparent when hosting HealthCare Providers at their events. A specialist meeting app for the pharmaceutical industry is being launched today by American Express Meetings and Events.
HCP MOBILE CONNECT was designed to help pharmaceutical companies be transparent when hosting HealthCare Providers at their events.
Sex shop owners are asking for rights to legally sell marijuana.The Eros Association which represents adult shop owners said “cannabis regulation is not a matter of if but when”.They say regulating the drug would “severely reduce” the black market & taxing legal marijuana could generate $300m in revenue to fund treatment for addicts. Sex shop owners are asking for rights to legally sell marijuana.
The Eros Association which represents adult shop owners said “cannabis regulation is not a matter of if but when”.
They say regulating the drug would “severely reduce” the black market & taxing legal marijuana could generate $300m in revenue to fund treatment for addicts.
US drugmakers have raised prices an average of 10% on branded drugs since late December, according to equity analysts.Some of these increases are adding thousands of dollars to already pricey drugs. US drugmakers have raised prices an average of 10% on branded drugs since late December, according to equity analysts.
Some of these increases are adding thousands of dollars to already pricey drugs.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia wants the government to acknowledge that de-listing Panadol Osteo from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme was a mistake. Pharmacy Guild of Australia wants the government to acknowledge that de-listing Panadol Osteo from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme was a mistake.
Public health watchdogs Friends of Science in Medicine has appointed Dr Ken Harvey to its executive team. Dr Harvey is an association profession in the School of Public Health and Preventative in Medicine at Monash University. Public health watchdogs Friends of Science in Medicine has appointed Dr Ken Harvey to its executive team.
Dr Harvey is an association profession in the School of Public Health and Preventative in Medicine at Monash University.
Stallergenes Australia and Therapeutic Goods Administration is recalling batches of Staloral and Phostal due to incorrect labelling. Stallergenes Australia and Therapeutic Goods Administration is recalling batches of Staloral and Phostal due to incorrect labelling.
The brain inflammation believed to cause #Alzheimers Disease has been successfully blocked in mice in a University of #Southampton study. The brain inflammation believed to cause #Alzheimers Disease has been successfully blocked in mice in a University of #Southampton study.
@DDS_Aus to pass on the full markdown on eligible #prescriptions due to recent changes to the #PBS. @DDS_Aus to pass on the full markdown on eligible #prescriptions due to recent changes to the #PBS.
Discount Drug Stores has announced that it will be passing on the full markdown to consumers on all eligible prescriptions due to recent changes to the #PharmaceuticalBenefitsScheme.However, executive general manager Doug Kuskopf-Dallas says thoughthey are offering the discount to benefit consumers, he is stillencouraging the public to consider their own circumstances astaking the discount could actually disadvantage some. Discount Drug Stores has announced that it will be passing on the full markdown to consumers on all eligible prescriptions due to recent changes to the #PharmaceuticalBenefitsScheme.However, executive general manager Doug Kuskopf-Dallas says though
they are offering the discount to benefit consumers, he is still
encouraging the public to consider their own circumstances as
taking the discount could actually disadvantage some.
@healthgovau rolled out its PBS this week, which includes an expanded Safety Net and more medicines.http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/general/pbs-access-sustainability-package @healthgovau rolled out its PBS this week, which includes an expanded Safety Net and more medicines.http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/general/pbs-access-sustainability-package
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency(MHRA) is warning consumers of the dangers of buying diet pillsonline, in bids to slim down, burn fat, or lose weight. MHRA Senior policy advisor, Lynda Scammell, said “our advice is notto purchase slimming pills online without having consulted a doctor or pharmacist first." The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
(MHRA) is warning consumers of the dangers of buying diet pills
online, in bids to slim down, burn fat, or lose weight. MHRA Senior policy advisor, Lynda Scammell, said “our advice is not
to purchase slimming pills online without having consulted a doctor or pharmacist first.”
@IsoWhey Sports Pre-Workout Fuel, Refuel & Rebuild, & Electrolyte Formula now certified free from banned substances @IsoWhey Sports Pre-Workout Fuel, Refuel & Rebuild, & Electrolyte Formula now certified free from banned substances
The role of #pharmacy has expanded considerably, says data technology company PharmaData: ref IRIWorld pharmacy poll The role of #pharmacy has expanded considerably, says data technology company PharmaData: ref IRIWorld pharmacy poll
#mosquitoes enjoy Xmas too with an easy source of #blood is facilitated by our Australian outdoor activities #mosquitoes enjoy Xmas too with an easy source of #blood is facilitated by our Australian outdoor activities
How do you draw attention to illegal drug use? Be controversial of course. #cannabis  #NSWGovernment How do you draw attention to illegal drug use? Be controversial of course. #cannabis #NSWGovernment
Employed pharmacists at National Pharmacies in Vic and SA plan strike action  under threats to reduce penalty rates Employed pharmacists at National Pharmacies in Vic and SA plan strike action under threats to reduce penalty rates
#THCs in a lip balm? Oops! Dispensary Corner today. #THCs in a lip balm? Oops! Dispensary Corner today.
Farewell and thanks RGH E-Bulletin after 15 years and 750 newsletters - generosity & sharing personified @SAHealth Farewell and thanks RGH E-Bulletin after 15 years and 750 newsletters – generosity & sharing personified @SAHealth
Should #Santa seek to stop himself from staggering & stumbling? He should according to one study: Dispensary Corner Should #Santa seek to stop himself from staggering & stumbling? He should according to one study: Dispensary Corner
The @HeartAust has called for a health levy on sugar sweetened beverages to help fight the #obesity epidemic The @HeartAust has called for a health levy on sugar sweetened beverages to help fight the #obesity epidemic
Have you an unknown #doppelganger #twin somewhere in the world?  Probably - check Dispensary Corner to find Have you an unknown #doppelganger #twin somewhere in the world? Probably – check Dispensary Corner to find
$1.00 discount delays #safetynet benefit says @PharmGuildAus #pharmacies have flyers to explain $1.00 discount delays #safetynet benefit says @PharmGuildAus #pharmacies have flyers to explain
Former hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical-company #TuringPharmaceuticals ceo Martin Shkreli on US$5m bail Former hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical-company #TuringPharmaceuticals ceo Martin Shkreli on US$5m bail
Are 'blood-curdling' #horrorfilms a #health hazard? Data says 'maybe'. See Dispensary Corner today. Are ‘blood-curdling’ #horrorfilms a #health hazard? Data says ‘maybe’. See Dispensary Corner today.
Would you pay a "clean air" surcharge in a restaurant if the air outside was polluted? Some do - Dispensary Corner Would you pay a “clean air” surcharge in a restaurant if the air outside was polluted? Some do – Dispensary Corner
A #patient's “My Health Record” was corrupted by an alleged series of #pharmacist errors reports @PulseITMagazine A #patient’s “My Health Record” was corrupted by an alleged series of #pharmacist errors reports @PulseITMagazine
@PharmGuildAus is calling for Aust to align with international #pharmacy #vaccination practices of UK, US & Canada @PharmGuildAus is calling for Aust to align with international #pharmacy #vaccination practices of UK, US & Canada
Ego Pharmaceuticals Co. has blasted claims from CHOICE mag that one of the #SunSense products didn’t meet SPF claims Ego Pharmaceuticals Co. has blasted claims from CHOICE mag that one of the #SunSense products didn’t meet SPF claims
Some Melbourne #doctors said they were better at detecting signs of #bowelcancer while listening to #StarWars music Some Melbourne #doctors said they were better at detecting signs of #bowelcancer while listening to #StarWars music
Britain’s National Health Service (#NHS) has hooked up with dating app #Tinder to raise awareness of #organdonation Britain’s National Health Service (#NHS) has hooked up with dating app #Tinder to raise awareness of #organdonation
Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia (#PCDSA) is a new #diabetes group supporting #HCPs across disciplines Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia (#PCDSA) is a new #diabetes group supporting #HCPs across disciplines
Hundreds of #PBS items will price drop by up to 39% in April's cycle of Price Disclosure Reductions #pharmacy Hundreds of #PBS items will price drop by up to 39% in April’s cycle of Price Disclosure Reductions #pharmacy
#arachnophobic? Ok, so not many love #spiders but now there's a simple solution to fuzzy fiend fear - see Dispensary Corner today #arachnophobic? Ok, so not many love #spiders but now there’s a simple solution to fuzzy fiend fear – see Dispensary Corner today
The inaugural #GoodPrice / #GuildCare #Pharmacy of the Year award was presented to Tamworth Good Price Pharmacy @PharmGuildAus The inaugural #GoodPrice / #GuildCare #Pharmacy of the Year award was presented to Tamworth Good Price Pharmacy @PharmGuildAus
@NPSMedicineWise urges consumers to talk to their #pharmacist about 01 Jan changes with 17 types of common #medicines delisted from the #PBS @NPSMedicineWise urges consumers to talk to their #pharmacist about 01 Jan changes with 17 types of common #medicines delisted from the #PBS
Chemist Warehouse is making the most of the marketing opportunity provided by the new option to discount the PBS customer co-payment, saying the move is its “remove the asterisk moment”. Effective 01 Jan 2016 Chemist Warehouse has promised it will apply the full $1 discount permitted at every one of its stores across Australia. Chemist Warehouse is making the most of the marketing opportunity provided by the new option to discount the PBS customer co-payment, saying the move is its “remove the asterisk moment”. Effective 01 Jan 2016 Chemist Warehouse has promised it will apply the full $1 discount permitted at every one of its stores across Australia.
The view from the top at Pharmacy Guild of Australia Christmas drinks. The view from the top at Pharmacy Guild of Australia Christmas drinks.
Sigma Pharmaceuticals has named Glaxo Smith Kline its 2015 “Supplier of the Year” at a celebratory event last week. More than 350 guests attended the Christmas-themed Sigma Supplier Gala Dinner at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom, with a total of 12 awards announced across a range of categories, highlighting the partnerships between key suppliers and Sigma’s retail and wholesale businesses. Sigma Pharmaceuticals has named Glaxo Smith Kline its 2015 “Supplier of the Year” at a celebratory event last week. More than 350 guests attended the Christmas-themed Sigma Supplier Gala Dinner at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom, with a total of 12 awards announced across a range of categories, highlighting the partnerships between key suppliers and Sigma’s retail and wholesale businesses.
Community #pharmacy confidence has improved markedlyaccording to the results of the latest wave of the UTS CommunityPharmacy Barometer conducted in Sep. See today's edition of Pharmacy Daily for further coverage. UTS: University of Technology Sydney Community #pharmacy confidence has improved markedly
according to the results of the latest wave of the UTS Community
Pharmacy Barometer conducted in Sep. See today’s edition of Pharmacy Daily for further coverage. UTS: University of Technology Sydney
Pharmacy customers are seeking not just health solutions, butalso “quality connections and engagement”, according to Glen Savage who will present on “customer chemistry” at #APP2016. Pharmacy customers are seeking not just health solutions, but
also “quality connections and engagement”, according to Glen Savage who will present on “customer chemistry” at #APP2016.
UTS Pharmacy hosting its fourth annual innovative pharmacy awards tonight. UTS Pharmacy hosting its fourth annual innovative pharmacy awards tonight.
Pfizer marked World Metastatic Breast Cancer Day earlier this week with the further commitment of $300,000 in funding over three years to the McGrath Foundation.The money will fund a dedicated Metastatic Breast Cancer nurse,with McGrath Foundation ceo Petra Buchanan saying the needs for patients with metastatic disease arequite different.Representatives from Pfizer are pictured below handing overthe giant novelty cheque to the McGrath Foundation at an event in Sydney on Wednesday. Pfizer marked World Metastatic Breast Cancer Day earlier this week with the further commitment of $300,000 in funding over three years to the McGrath Foundation.
The money will fund a dedicated Metastatic Breast Cancer nurse,
with McGrath Foundation ceo Petra Buchanan saying the needs for patients with metastatic disease are
quite different.
Representatives from Pfizer are pictured below handing over
the giant novelty cheque to the McGrath Foundation at an event in Sydney on Wednesday.
EGO Pharmaceuticals has broken the ground on its new Global Heaquarters, with the Dandenong facility part of a $135 million expansion plan for Australia’slargest locally-owned pharmaceutical company specialising in dermatology: http://t.co/Y52X16iGoW Ego Pharmaceutical Co. EGO Pharmaceuticals has broken the ground on its new Global Heaquarters, with the Dandenong facility part of a $135 million expansion plan for Australia’s
largest locally-owned pharmaceutical company specialising in dermatology: http://t.co/Y52X16iGoW Ego Pharmaceutical Co.
Terry White Group Limited has announced the appointmentof Jane McKellar as a new independent non-executive director Terry White Chemists Terry White Group Limited has announced the appointment
of Jane McKellar as a new independent non-executive director Terry White Chemists
Capetown awaits next month for one lucky winner of Pharmacy Choice's incentive program. #incentives #southafrica Capetown awaits next month for one lucky winner of Pharmacy Choice’s incentive program. #incentives #southafrica
The International Pharmaceutical Federation overnight awarded FIP Fellowships to Australian pharmacists Professor JenniferMarriott of Monash University and Sydney University’s Dr Rebekah Moles. Dr Moles is pictured receiving her award from FIP President Carmen Peña. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Monash University University of Sydney #FIPCongress #Düsseldorf #Germany The International Pharmaceutical Federation overnight awarded FIP Fellowships to Australian pharmacists Professor Jennifer
Marriott of Monash University and Sydney University’s Dr Rebekah Moles. Dr Moles is pictured receiving her award from FIP President Carmen Peña. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Monash University University of Sydney #FIPCongress #Düsseldorf #Germany
PAUL Grundy, a US-based world renowned expert on integratedhealth care, has been confirmed as the third international speaker to headline at next year’s Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference on the Gold Coast in March. Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition #APP2016 #GoldCoast PAUL Grundy, a US-based world renowned expert on integrated
health care, has been confirmed as the third international speaker to headline at next year’s Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference on the Gold Coast in March. Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition #APP2016 #GoldCoast
Priceline Australia Pharmacy ambassadors Ita Buttrose, Samantha Harris, #AdaNicodemou and the #AdelaideThunderbirds will be making in-store appearances today to mark the launch of a major fundraising event. The Priceline Sisterhood Foundation aims to raise over $1.4million in the next two weeks. #SHARE4SISTERHOOD Priceline Australia Pharmacy ambassadors Ita Buttrose, Samantha Harris, #AdaNicodemou and the #AdelaideThunderbirds will be making in-store appearances today to mark the launch of a major fundraising event. The Priceline Sisterhood Foundation aims to raise over $1.4
million in the next two weeks. #SHARE4SISTERHOOD
The streets of Sydney were dominated by #Blackmores last weekend, with the company’s theme #BeAWellBeing adorning T-shirts of thousands of participants in the annual Sydney Running Festival.The Blackmores team was out in force, and pictured after completing the course are the company’s chief operating officer Richard Henfrey with chairman Marcus Blackmore. The streets of Sydney were dominated by #Blackmores last weekend, with the company’s theme #BeAWellBeing adorning T-shirts of thousands of participants in the annual Sydney Running Festival.
The Blackmores team was out in force, and pictured after completing the course are the company’s chief operating officer Richard Henfrey with chairman Marcus Blackmore.
The winning team from University of Tasmania Chanelle Rolls, Lauren Haworth, Mark Jones and Jenna Leighton who won The Pharmacy Guild of Australia- WA Branch National Student Business Plan competition. The team won with their “Vitality Pharmacy” plan, which aimed to provide the missing link in primary health care services in their Hobart region, where 20% of the population has no access to a vehicle. The winning team from University of Tasmania Chanelle Rolls, Lauren Haworth, Mark Jones and Jenna Leighton who won The Pharmacy Guild of Australia- WA Branch National Student Business Plan competition. The team won with their “Vitality Pharmacy” plan, which aimed to provide the missing link in primary health care services in their Hobart region, where 20% of the population has no access to a vehicle.
Squad on point  #Blackmores #sydneyrunningfestival #beawellbeing @blackmoresaustralia Squad on point #Blackmores #sydneyrunningfestival #beawellbeing @blackmoresaustralia
@PharmacyAlliance member @KingIslandPharmacy is the phoenix of pharmacy, literally rising from the ashes @PharmacyAlliance member @KingIslandPharmacy is the phoenix of pharmacy, literally rising from the ashes
Who needs insomnia meds when there's a peaceful brook? In Dispensary today...  http://ow.ly/MzpGT Who needs insomnia meds when there’s a peaceful brook? In Dispensary today… http://ow.ly/MzpGT
Choosing Wisely Australia has launched  http://ow.ly/MjbnS Choosing Wisely Australia has launched http://ow.ly/MjbnS
Dispensing pain meds for hand injuries? Do they have Candy Crush syndrome? In Dispensary today  http://ow.ly/LSPeH Dispensing pain meds for hand injuries? Do they have Candy Crush syndrome? In Dispensary today http://ow.ly/LSPeH
If you're a fan of the Portal games, you could see versions of the Long Fall Boot for pts - in Dispensary today  http://ow.ly/LgVP2 If you’re a fan of the Portal games, you could see versions of the Long Fall Boot for pts – in Dispensary today http://ow.ly/LgVP2
Carnival Cruise Lines has channelled the vibe of a vintage pharmacy in the design of its newest onboard attraction  http://ow.ly/KX7vU Carnival Cruise Lines has channelled the vibe of a vintage pharmacy in the design of its newest onboard attraction http://ow.ly/KX7vU
Pease Street Discount Drug Store took home the 2014 GuildCare Professional Services Pharmacy of the Year award at APP  http://ow.ly/KvVMO Pease Street Discount Drug Store took home the 2014 GuildCare Professional Services Pharmacy of the Year award at APP http://ow.ly/KvVMO
The Australian Pharmacy Council has a new brand The Australian Pharmacy Council has a new brand
Guild nat pres George Tambassis took his first skydive to raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation  http://ow.ly/JQCBl Guild nat pres George Tambassis took his first skydive to raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation http://ow.ly/JQCBl
Griffith School of Pharmacy has launched a virtual pharmacy tool  http://ow.ly/JEXef Griffith School of Pharmacy has launched a virtual pharmacy tool http://ow.ly/JEXef
@NAPSA_Rx raised over $5,000 toward the Pharmacists’ Support Service at its Congress last week  http://ow.ly/IrKy3 @NAPSA_Rx raised over $5,000 toward the Pharmacists’ Support Service at its Congress last week http://ow.ly/IrKy3
Guild national pres George Tambassis visited the remote WA community of Warburton this week  http://ow.ly/H1CbS Guild national pres George Tambassis visited the remote WA community of Warburton this week http://ow.ly/H1CbS
Maybe we should vaccinate against the Ice Bucket Challenge, given it's as infectious as the H1N1 virus, apparently...in Dispensary today  http://ow.ly/G4Q7k Maybe we should vaccinate against the Ice Bucket Challenge, given it’s as infectious as the H1N1 virus, apparently…in Dispensary today http://ow.ly/G4Q7k
In Dispensary Corner today, there's a mind-bottling theft and yes, another Walking Dead meme...#obsessed  http://ow.ly/FofjC In Dispensary Corner today, there’s a mind-bottling theft and yes, another Walking Dead meme…#obsessed http://ow.ly/FofjC
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW branch held its Christmas drinks yesterday, despite torrential rain  http://ow.ly/Fk9d5 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW branch held its Christmas drinks yesterday, despite torrential rain http://ow.ly/Fk9d5
The Guild annual parliamentary dinner saw three honorary life memberships awarded  http://ow.ly/ETxFo The Guild annual parliamentary dinner saw three honorary life memberships awarded http://ow.ly/ETxFo
And that's it from us this week - have a great weekend and see you all on Monday - until then, enjoy this #Daryl meme And that’s it from us this week – have a great weekend and see you all on Monday – until then, enjoy this #Daryl meme
In Dispensary Corner, we look into the awesomeness that is Daryl Dixon of the Walking Dead  http://ow.ly/EDfij In Dispensary Corner, we look into the awesomeness that is Daryl Dixon of the Walking Dead http://ow.ly/EDfij
Two Tasmanian pharmacists have been honoured  http://ow.ly/EqO5O Two Tasmanian pharmacists have been honoured http://ow.ly/EqO5O
In honour of Movember, we've hunted down some whiskery words for you to employ with customers  http://ow.ly/Ef34N In honour of Movember, we’ve hunted down some whiskery words for you to employ with customers http://ow.ly/Ef34N
Novartis Consumer Health has picked up the Sigma Supplier of the Year award  http://ow.ly/DATPo Novartis Consumer Health has picked up the Sigma Supplier of the Year award http://ow.ly/DATPo
The team behind the QPIP has picked up the UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award  http://ow.ly/D8hy1 The team behind the QPIP has picked up the UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award http://ow.ly/D8hy1
Here's our #wakeupcall pic, team  - you can find out more in today's Pharmacy Daily and here  http://ow.ly/CDNPL Here’s our #wakeupcall pic, team – you can find out more in today’s Pharmacy Daily and here http://ow.ly/CDNPL
Health checks by pharmacists for members of NSW Parliament on 10 Sep have been hailed as an “enormous success” Health checks by pharmacists for members of NSW Parliament on 10 Sep have been hailed as an “enormous success”
World Heart Day on Monday, with a theme of creating heart healthy environments, saw a range of events  http://ow.ly/C8zfC World Heart Day on Monday, with a theme of creating heart healthy environments, saw a range of events http://ow.ly/C8zfC
The winner of the Pharmacy Guild National Student Business Plan competition was a joint team http://ow.ly/BxiXO The winner of the Pharmacy Guild National Student Business Plan competition was a joint team http://ow.ly/BxiXO
The ACP made Peter Saccasan Fellow Honoris Causa for his contribution to the College at its gala dinner  http://ow.ly/BxiTV The ACP made Peter Saccasan Fellow Honoris Causa for his contribution to the College at its gala dinner http://ow.ly/BxiTV
Is this the best trade show stand ever? Check out the lolly bar on the Pharmacy Daily stand at the NSW Guild exhibition. Is this the best trade show stand ever? Check out the lolly bar on the Pharmacy Daily stand at the NSW Guild exhibition.
The NSW Pharmacy Student of the Year has been awarded to George Addatini from the University of Sydney http://ow.ly/xves2 The NSW Pharmacy Student of the Year has been awarded to George Addatini from the University of Sydney http://ow.ly/xves2
Brisbane-based Dr Chris Freeman is the winner of the 2014 AACP Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award http://ow.ly/xve9X Brisbane-based Dr Chris Freeman is the winner of the 2014 AACP Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award http://ow.ly/xve9X
Amcal has won the Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award - Pharmacy for 2014 ow.ly/xq3TQ Amcal has won the Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award – Pharmacy for 2014 ow.ly/xq3TQ
Professor Benrimoj and Sarah McInerney at #CPExpo after the 'Building a service model' talk Professor Benrimoj and Sarah McInerney at #CPExpo after the ‘Building a service model’ talk
Bday time! Happy bday to PD admin coordinator Olivia! (She didn't want to be in the photo, but her thumb did) Bday time! Happy bday to PD admin coordinator Olivia! (She didn’t want to be in the photo, but her thumb did)
New medicines have been listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. bit.ly/1kqvKax New medicines have been listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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Pfizer has retained DHL as the logistics provider for its direct distribution model until the end of 2016. bit.ly/1kqvKax Pfizer has retained DHL as the logistics provider for its direct distribution model until the end of 2016.

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Mangoes, crystal balls and odd book titles - it's all on in Dispensary Corner today. http://bit.ly/1kaiaeq Mangoes, crystal balls and odd book titles – it’s all on in Dispensary Corner today.

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Check out Pharmacy Daily's travel specials in today's issue: http://bit.ly/1kaiaeq Check out Pharmacy Daily’s travel specials in today’s issue:

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Reg has opened for the PSA's Clinical and Practice Expo 2014, held from 30 May to 01 Jun http://bit.ly/1kaiaeq Reg has opened for the PSA’s Clinical and Practice Expo 2014, held from 30 May to 01 Jun

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The Medicines Partnership of Australia has launched a doc explaining how the PBS works at Parliament House http://bit.ly/1kaiaeq The Medicines Partnership of Australia has launched a doc explaining how the PBS works at Parliament House

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The petition for community pharm receive support to stay in business was delivered in 22 boxes to Parliament yest http://bit.ly/1kaiaeq The petition for community pharm receive support to stay in business was delivered in 22 boxes to Parliament yest

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Mayne Pharma Australia has reported a 52% increase in gross profit, up $1.1m year on year to $3.2mhttp://bit.ly/1kaiaeq Mayne Pharma Australia has reported a 52% increase in gross profit, up $1.1m year on year to $3.2m

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Pharmacists are being alerted to a potential wave of patients inquiring about their risk of Alzheimer’s Disease http://bit.ly/1kaiaeq Pharmacists are being alerted to a potential wave of patients inquiring about their risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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PGA executive director David Quilty has announced the first stage of the 6CPA consultation phase in forefront bit.ly/1kaiaeq PGA executive director David Quilty has announced the first stage of the 6CPA consultation phase in forefront

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In Dispensary Corner, there's an epic spelling bee-off (it's a word), a wolf at Sochi's door and a trillion dollar bill.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh In Dispensary Corner, there’s an epic spelling bee-off (it’s a word), a wolf at Sochi’s door and a trillion dollar bill.

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You can check out the Health, Beauty and New Products page in today's Pharmacy Daily.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh You can check out the Health, Beauty and New Products page in today’s Pharmacy Daily.

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Children whose mothers used acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy are at a higher risk of a diagnosis of hyperkinetic disorder (HKD) or of having ADHD like behaviours at seven years of age, a new study has found.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh Children whose mothers used acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy are at a higher risk of a diagnosis of hyperkinetic disorder (HKD) or of having ADHD like behaviours at seven years of age, a new study has found.

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The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human use has recommended granting a paediatric-use marketing authorisation (PUMA) for Hemangiol for the treatment of proliferating infantile haemangioma.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human use has recommended granting a paediatric-use marketing authorisation (PUMA) for Hemangiol for the treatment of proliferating infantile haemangioma.

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the ten finalists in the Quality Care Pharmacy Program Pharmacy of the Year.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the ten finalists in the Quality Care Pharmacy Program Pharmacy of the Year.

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The Queensland Department of Health Medicines Regulation and Quality has advised Queensland pharmacies that it will not accept paper submissions of Schedule 8 prescriptions dispensed on or after 01 Feb.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh The Queensland Department of Health Medicines Regulation and Quality has advised Queensland pharmacies that it will not accept paper submissions of Schedule 8 prescriptions dispensed on or after 01 Feb.

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New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) is asking for people’s views on a proposed new framework for making pharmaceutical funding decisions.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) is asking for people’s views on a proposed new framework for making pharmaceutical funding decisions.

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Antihypertensive medications have been associated with an increased risk of serious fall injuries, a new study has found.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh Antihypertensive medications have been associated with an increased risk of serious fall injuries, a new study has found.

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Australia spends more on cardiovascular diseases than on any other disease group, a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh Australia spends more on cardiovascular diseases than on any other disease group, a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found.

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Following reports from the University of Adelaide stating that 18% of complementary medicines sold in supermarkets are not registered with the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods in spite of the fact that this is a legal requirement for their sale (PD 20 Feb), the Therapeutic Goods Administration has responded to allay consumer fears.http://bit.ly/Ms7OYh Following reports from the University of Adelaide stating that 18% of complementary medicines sold in supermarkets are not registered with the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods in spite of the fact that this is a legal requirement for their sale (PD 20 Feb), the Therapeutic Goods Administration has responded to allay consumer fears.

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In Dispensary Corner today, there's a toothbrush with Bluetooth, a business savvy Girl Scout and an undercover politician.http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch In Dispensary Corner today, there’s a toothbrush with Bluetooth, a business savvy Girl Scout and an undercover politician.

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The Guild Update for today: "PBS expenditure is contained and sustainable."http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch The Guild Update for today: “PBS expenditure is contained and sustainable.”

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The 2014 Danii Meads-Barlow Foundation Jelly Bean Ball will be held on 14 Jun 2014 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch The 2014 Danii Meads-Barlow Foundation Jelly Bean Ball will be held on 14 Jun 2014 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.

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The US National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has endorsed legislation that intends to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs.http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch The US National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has endorsed legislation that intends to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs.

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Flordis Natural Medicines has enlisted strong support for the launch of its new Ellura cranberry-based supplement. http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch Flordis Natural Medicines has enlisted strong support for the launch of its new Ellura cranberry-based supplement.

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Mundipharma has welcomed the PBS approval of its new Flutiform combination inhaler, which for the first time brings together fluticasone propionate with eformoterol.http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch Mundipharma has welcomed the PBS approval of its new Flutiform combination inhaler, which for the first time brings together fluticasone propionate with eformoterol.

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Servier Laboratories has confirmed it will work with the Therapeutic Goods Administration on its review of Protos (strontium ranelate), following a decision by the European Medicines Agency to further restrict the use of the osteoporosis medication.http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch Servier Laboratories has confirmed it will work with the Therapeutic Goods Administration on its review of Protos (strontium ranelate), following a decision by the European Medicines Agency to further restrict the use of the osteoporosis medication.

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia said it “will not be resting” on the issue of price disclosure.http://bit.ly/1o1y5ch The Pharmacy Guild of Australia said it “will not be resting” on the issue of price disclosure.

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In Dispensary Corner today, there are fluorescent antlers, a real Barbie and the Russian police.http://bit.ly/MmESko In Dispensary Corner today, there are fluorescent antlers, a real Barbie and the Russian police.

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Anthony Huxley, Managing Director of Covad: "There isn’t much that we can’t imagine. So, imagine if you will that you could materially improve the health and wellbeing of our society."http://bit.ly/MmESko Anthony Huxley, Managing Director of Covad:

“There isn’t much that we can’t imagine. So, imagine if you will that you could materially improve the health and wellbeing of our society.”

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The European Medicines Agency has recommended restricting the use of methysergide due to concerns that it could cause fibrosis.http://bit.ly/MmESko The European Medicines Agency has recommended restricting the use of methysergide due to concerns that it could cause fibrosis.

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NZ regulatory body Medsafe will consider whether to reclassify some oral contraceptives from prescription to restricted, pharmacy-supplied medicines.http://bit.ly/MmESko NZ regulatory body Medsafe will consider whether to reclassify some oral contraceptives from prescription to restricted, pharmacy-supplied medicines.

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Leading Age Services Australia has said it wants to see the Department of Health and the Pharmacy Guild make sure no older Australian would be denied a medication management service if it were clinically warranted.http://bit.ly/MmESko Leading Age Services Australia has said it wants to see the Department of Health and the Pharmacy Guild make sure no older Australian would be denied a medication management service if it were clinically warranted.

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Ranbaxy Australia Pty Ltd has said it did not lodge a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about Pfizer.http://bit.ly/MmESko Ranbaxy Australia Pty Ltd has said it did not lodge a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about Pfizer.

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Guardian Pharmacy has won the 2013 Roy Morgan Research Customer Satisfaction Award for Pharmacy, for the second year in a row.http://bit.ly/MmESko Guardian Pharmacy has won the 2013 Roy Morgan Research Customer Satisfaction Award for Pharmacy, for the second year in a row.

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The Consumers Health Forum has welcomed the calls for a discussion about health budget, but warned against taxing the sick.http://bit.ly/MmESko The Consumers Health Forum has welcomed the calls for a discussion about health budget, but warned against taxing the sick.

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Professional Pharmacists Australia president Dr Geoff March called the Pharmacy Guild’s plan to reduce penalty rates in the review of the Pharmacy Industry Award “disappointing”.http://bit.ly/MmESko Professional Pharmacists Australia president Dr Geoff March called the Pharmacy Guild’s plan to reduce penalty rates in the review of the Pharmacy Industry Award “disappointing”.

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You can also check out the events calendar in today's Pharmacy Daily. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw You can also check out the events calendar in today’s Pharmacy Daily.

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In Dispensary Corner, there's licentious t-shirt displays and the brilliance of Sir David Attenborough. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw In Dispensary Corner, there’s licentious t-shirt displays and the brilliance of Sir David Attenborough.

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The 1st fixed dose combo of a DPP-4 inhibitor and metformin has been listed on the PBS under specific conditions. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw The 1st fixed dose combo of a DPP-4 inhibitor and metformin has been listed on the PBS under specific conditions.

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Coloplast has issued a recall for its Peristeen anal irrigation system. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw Coloplast has issued a recall for its Peristeen anal irrigation system.

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Actavis has agreed to buy Forest Laboratories Inc, valued at about US$25b. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw Actavis has agreed to buy Forest Laboratories Inc, valued at about US$25b.

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Priceline Pharmacy is allowing customers to take expired med to one of its 225 pharmacies for safe, free disposal. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw Priceline Pharmacy is allowing customers to take expired med to one of its 225 pharmacies for safe, free disposal.

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The FIP has appointed Monash Uni associate prof Jennifer Marriott as the associate editor for Pharmacy Education. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw The FIP has appointed Monash Uni associate prof Jennifer Marriott as the associate editor for Pharmacy Education.

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GlaxoSmithKline has responded to concerns about poppy crop security. http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw GlaxoSmithKline has responded to concerns about poppy crop security.

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Pfizer has launched Pharmacy Business Insight, a quarterly publication with a focus on the business of healthcare http://bit.ly/1c5L9rw Pfizer has launched Pharmacy Business Insight, a quarterly publication with a focus on the business of healthcare

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Using pharm skills better could help assuage concerns over rising health costs, PSA national president Grant Kardachi said. bit.ly/1c5L9rw Using pharm skills better could help assuage concerns over rising health costs, PSA national president Grant Kardachi said.

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In Dispensary Corner, a 10 year old has a pretty interesting excuse for police officers http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg In Dispensary Corner, a 10 year old has a pretty interesting excuse for police officers

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You can check out the Pharmacy Daily events calendar today.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg You can check out the Pharmacy Daily events calendar today.

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Pharmac said more companies bid to be suppliers through its tender than ever before.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg Pharmac said more companies bid to be suppliers through its tender than ever before.

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published ‘Fifty years of independent expert advice on prescription medicines’.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published ‘Fifty years of independent expert advice on prescription medicines’.

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To address queries, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has released a Frequently Asked Questions document outlining the changes to the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement (PD yesterday) and detailing the implications. To address queries, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has released a Frequently Asked Questions document outlining the changes to the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement (PD yesterday) and detailing the implications.
Professional Pharmacists Australia has said the changes to the Community Pharmacy Agreement programs are a “slap in the face” to pharmacists who did not own a pharmacy.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg Professional Pharmacists Australia has said the changes to the Community Pharmacy Agreement programs are a “slap in the face” to pharmacists who did not own a pharmacy.

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Oze-Pharmacy has sold four pharmacies to Good Price Pharmacy franchise operators.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg Oze-Pharmacy has sold four pharmacies to Good Price Pharmacy franchise operators.

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The FDA has expanded the use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who have had at least one previous therapy.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg The FDA has expanded the use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who have had at least one previous therapy.

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CSL Ltd announced its half year results to December, with net profit after tax up 3% on the year before period to US$646m.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg CSL Ltd announced its half year results to December, with net profit after tax up 3% on the year before period to US$646m.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started proceedings in the Federal Court against Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd for alleged misuse of market power and exclusive dealing.http://bit.ly/1gd8VXg The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started proceedings in the Federal Court against Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd for alleged misuse of market power and exclusive dealing.

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The Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report and the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee’s progress and priorities report have highlighted the work still to be done in closing the gap in health equality for indigenous Australians.http://bit.ly/1bNZfOc The Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report and the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee’s progress and priorities report have highlighted the work still to be done in closing the gap in health equality for indigenous Australians.

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has struck a new deal with the federal government intended to ensure the sustainability of Home Medicines Reviews, Residential Medication Management Reviews and MedsCheck/Diabetes MedsCheck services.http://bit.ly/1bNZfOc The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has struck a new deal with the federal government intended to ensure the sustainability of Home Medicines Reviews, Residential Medication Management Reviews and MedsCheck/Diabetes MedsCheck services.

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You can also check out our Health and Beauty section today.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ You can also check out our Health and Beauty section today.

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In Dispensary Corner today, there's a giant dog, freedom of expression through no pants and mannequin heads with a difference.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ In Dispensary Corner today, there’s a giant dog, freedom of expression through no pants and mannequin heads with a difference.

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OPI Products Inc, a subsidiary of US cosmetics giant COTY, has announced a collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ OPI Products Inc, a subsidiary of US cosmetics giant COTY, has announced a collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company.

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Chemmart Pharmacy and Ovarian Cancer Australia are inviting Australians to paint their nails teal, the international colour of ovarian cancer, to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer this February.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ Chemmart Pharmacy and Ovarian Cancer Australia are inviting Australians to paint their nails teal, the international colour of ovarian cancer, to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer this February.

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Mayne Pharma Group Limited this morning announced the acquisition of a number of pain products from Forest Laboratories Inc in the USA.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ Mayne Pharma Group Limited this morning announced the acquisition of a number of pain products from Forest Laboratories Inc in the USA.

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Key Pharmaceuticals has purchased skin and sun care brand Hamilton from Valeant International (PD breaking news) and could have new products by this time next year.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ Key Pharmaceuticals has purchased skin and sun care brand Hamilton from Valeant International (PD breaking news) and could have new products by this time next year.

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The developers of the eRx Script Exchange software are urging pharmacies using the system to run an important update to ensure that it continues to run after next week.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ The developers of the eRx Script Exchange software are urging pharmacies using the system to run an important update to ensure that it continues to run after next week.

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United Prestige yesterday formally launched sales of its new “Noxa Tissue Oil,” which is being pitched squarely at the Bio Oil market in Australia.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ United Prestige yesterday formally launched sales of its new “Noxa Tissue Oil,” which is being pitched squarely at the Bio Oil market in Australia.

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has released market research which found consumers did not feel they received information needed.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ The Therapeutic Goods Administration has released market research which found consumers did not feel they received information needed.

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The Government must address vaccine inequity among Australian seniors, Parliament House heard today.http://bit.ly/1iMUARQ The Government must address vaccine inequity among Australian seniors, Parliament House heard today.

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In Dispensary Corner today, there's tortuous music and a good Samaritan when it comes to prank calls.  http://bit.ly/1deght9 In Dispensary Corner today, there’s tortuous music and a good Samaritan when it comes to prank calls.

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is supporting Close the Gap Day:http://bit.ly/1deght9 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is supporting Close the Gap Day:

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Medsafe has published its workshop allowing the therapeutic products industry to give input on communication with the authority.http://bit.ly/1deght9 Medsafe has published its workshop allowing the therapeutic products industry to give input on communication with the authority.

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Boehringer Ingelheim has recalled Immukin solution for injection (0.1mg), with a range of batch numbers, for expiry dates from 2015 and beyond.http://bit.ly/1deght9 Boehringer Ingelheim has recalled Immukin solution for injection (0.1mg), with a range of batch numbers, for expiry dates from 2015 and beyond.

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West Australians will have more opportunity to get skin spots checked from today with the launch of the ‘Spotcheck’ service in over 50 Chemmart pharmacies in WA.http://bit.ly/1deght9 West Australians will have more opportunity to get skin spots checked from today with the launch of the ‘Spotcheck’ service in over 50 Chemmart pharmacies in WA.

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Vitamin C in conjunction with conventional chemotherapeutic agents inhibited ovarian cancer in mice and reduced chemotherapy related toxicity in patients with ovarian cancer, a new study has found.http://bit.ly/1deght9 Vitamin C in conjunction with conventional chemotherapeutic agents inhibited ovarian cancer in mice and reduced chemotherapy related toxicity in patients with ovarian cancer, a new study has found.

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No it’s not the usual political wrangle creating the hot air; it’s a plea for compassion floating over Parliament House in Canberra, highlighting the need for the reimbursement of a lifesaving therapy for a rare form of cystic fibrosis.http://bit.ly/1deght9 No it’s not the usual political wrangle creating the hot air; it’s a plea for compassion floating over Parliament House in Canberra, highlighting the need for the reimbursement of a lifesaving therapy for a rare form of cystic fibrosis.

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Chemsave is recruiting new members with promotion which offers up to $500,000 worth of overseas flights as incentives.http://bit.ly/1deght9 Chemsave is recruiting new members with promotion which offers up to $500,000 worth of overseas flights as incentives.

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NPS MedicineWise found there had been “improvements in appropriate prescribing” in the 2012/2013 financial year.http://bit.ly/1deght9 NPS MedicineWise found there had been “improvements in appropriate prescribing” in the 2012/2013 financial year.

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The TGA has announced the appointees to the Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines.http://bit.ly/1deght9 The TGA has announced the appointees to the Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines.

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A review in Nutrition Journal has found that overall, dietary supplement users sought wellness and were consciously adopting a variety of lifestyle habits that they considered to contribute to healthy living.http://bit.ly/1deght9 A review in Nutrition Journal has found that overall, dietary supplement users sought wellness and were consciously adopting a variety of lifestyle habits that they considered to contribute to healthy living.

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The Chemmart, PharmaSave and Terry White Chemists groups are among 1095 pharmacies which have signed up to the medAdvisor program.http://bit.ly/1deght9 The Chemmart, PharmaSave and Terry White Chemists groups are among 1095 pharmacies which have signed up to the medAdvisor program.

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In Dispensary Corner today, there's a successful diagnosis, thanks to House, and a vexatious litigant.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz In Dispensary Corner today, there’s a successful diagnosis, thanks to House, and a vexatious litigant.

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Tandem Diabetes Care has recalled some insulin cartridges used with the t:slim Insulin Pump.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz Tandem Diabetes Care has recalled some insulin cartridges used with the t:slim Insulin Pump.

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"IMAGINE you’ve just bought a new car. It looks great. It’s shiny, it’s got buttons. But it costs you money, even if it’s standing still."Managing Director of Covad Anthony Huxley's column today is called 'Vegetables, timber and automobiles'.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz “IMAGINE you’ve just bought a new car. It looks great. It’s shiny, it’s got buttons. But it costs you money, even if it’s standing still.”

Managing Director of Covad Anthony Huxley’s column today is called ‘Vegetables, timber and automobiles’.

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Effective 31 Jan 2014, Secretlife Biotech Corp’s Trans-B and Australian Medicinal Foods Co’s Premium Shark Cartilage have had their listings cancelled by the TGA.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz Effective 31 Jan 2014, Secretlife Biotech Corp’s Trans-B and Australian Medicinal Foods Co’s Premium Shark Cartilage have had their listings cancelled by the TGA.

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has added Olaparib as an orphan drug.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz The Therapeutic Goods Administration has added Olaparib as an orphan drug.

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More than triple the expected number of people went to pharmacists to get their flu shot this year in Nova Scotia.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz More than triple the expected number of people went to pharmacists to get their flu shot this year in Nova Scotia.

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Doctors using medical programmes such as Medical Director, Genie, Zedmed, Practix, Totalcare and Houston can now print QR codes on patients’ scripts.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz Doctors using medical programmes such as Medical Director, Genie, Zedmed, Practix, Totalcare and Houston can now print QR codes on patients’ scripts.

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The RGH E-Bulletin for this week looks at e-cigarettes and indicates that they “may be considered safer than cigarettes.”http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz The RGH E-Bulletin for this week looks at e-cigarettes and indicates that they “may be considered safer than cigarettes.”

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Griffith Health Institute is recruiting participants for some new research into Alzheimer’s Disease.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz Griffith Health Institute is recruiting participants for some new research into Alzheimer’s Disease.

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s judgement that producing generic versions of Lyrica (pregabalin) would infringe upon Pfizer’s patent.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s judgement that producing generic versions of Lyrica (pregabalin) would infringe upon Pfizer’s patent.

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In the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s first pre-budget submission to the government, there has been a strong push for a government sponsored clinical role for pharmacists.http://bit.ly/1bCZOdz In the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s first pre-budget submission to the government, there has been a strong push for a government sponsored clinical role for pharmacists.

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In today's Dispensary Corner, there's @SochiProblems , a possibly holy Harley and a novel approach to dress codes. http://bit.ly/1nYqZba In today’s Dispensary Corner, there’s @SochiProblems , a possibly holy Harley and a novel approach to dress codes.

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Reform Pharmacy is giving delegates to the APP conference on the Gold Coast in March this year the chance to win $20,000 toward the cost of a new car of their own choice, by visiting the Reform Pharmacy car display stand.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba Reform Pharmacy is giving delegates to the APP conference on the Gold Coast in March this year the chance to win $20,000 toward the cost of a new car of their own choice, by visiting the Reform Pharmacy car display stand.

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You can check out the latest MIMS update and the events calendar for Feb and March:http://bit.ly/1nYqZba You can check out the latest MIMS update and the events calendar for Feb and March:

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Hospitals and big pharma are using gamification on mobile devices to engage healthcare professionals and patients.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba Hospitals and big pharma are using gamification on mobile devices to engage healthcare professionals and patients.

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Australian pharmaceutical firm Phebra has announced that manufacturing and product supply from its new sterile manufacturing plant at Lane Cove West has commenced.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba Australian pharmaceutical firm Phebra has announced that manufacturing and product supply from its new sterile manufacturing plant at Lane Cove West has commenced.

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US giant CVS Caremark chain of pharmacies will stop selling tobacco products as of 01 Oct.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba US giant CVS Caremark chain of pharmacies will stop selling tobacco products as of 01 Oct.

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The Consumers Health Forum has called for La Trobe University to axe its $15m research deal with Swisse to form a complementary research centre.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba The Consumers Health Forum has called for La Trobe University to axe its $15m research deal with Swisse to form a complementary research centre.

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has ordered Lifelixer Pty Ltd to withdraw advertisements and publish a retraction on its websites.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba The Therapeutic Goods Administration has ordered Lifelixer Pty Ltd to withdraw advertisements and publish a retraction on its websites.

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Pharmacy compounding supplier Medisca Australia has obtained its Therapeutic Goods Administration licence to repackage TGA goods.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba Pharmacy compounding supplier Medisca Australia has obtained its Therapeutic Goods Administration licence to repackage TGA goods.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has said commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg will travel to India to strengthen cooperation between the organisation and Indian regulatory bodies.http://bit.ly/1nYqZba The US Food and Drug Administration has said commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg will travel to India to strengthen cooperation between the organisation and Indian regulatory bodies.

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Check out Pharmacy Daily's travel specials.http://bit.ly/LRty08 Check out Pharmacy Daily’s travel specials.

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In Dispensary Corner today, it's all about the tip of a lifetime and and a six foot crocodile loose in Australia.http://bit.ly/LRty08 In Dispensary Corner today, it’s all about the tip of a lifetime and and a six foot crocodile loose in Australia.

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is encouraging community pharmacies to sign up for Close the Gap Day.http://bit.ly/LRty08 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is encouraging community pharmacies to sign up for Close the Gap Day.

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NPS MedicineWise has a new app to help patients learn about and manage their medication.http://bit.ly/LRty08 NPS MedicineWise has a new app to help patients learn about and manage their medication.

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THE National Institutes of Health 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organisations have joined forces to speed up validation of disease targets.http://bit.ly/LRty08 THE National Institutes of Health 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organisations have joined forces to speed up validation of disease targets.

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Australian owned health supplement brand Blooms Health Products is emphasising its difference with an advertising campaign.http://bit.ly/LRty08 Australian owned health supplement brand Blooms Health Products is emphasising its difference with an advertising campaign.

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Total Beauty Network (TBN), still a non-supermarket brand, has just wrapped its Melbourne based bi-annual Sales and Marketing conference celebrating a strong growth profile through 2013.http://bit.ly/LRty08 Total Beauty Network (TBN), still a non-supermarket brand, has just wrapped its Melbourne based bi-annual Sales and Marketing conference celebrating a strong growth profile through 2013.

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia has announced the appointment of their new Branch Director, Darren Roxburgh, taking over from the former PSWA Executive Officer, Mike Garlepp.http://bit.ly/LRty08 The Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia has announced the appointment of their new Branch Director, Darren Roxburgh, taking over from the former PSWA Executive Officer, Mike Garlepp.

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A new article looked into whether adhering to the contraindications to the use of metformin could deny to some a drug which was a first-line therapy for many type 2 diabetes patients.http://bit.ly/LRty08 A new article looked into whether adhering to the contraindications to the use of metformin could deny to some a drug which was a first-line therapy for many type 2 diabetes patients.

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Roy Morgan research has found that 85% of Australian women and 76% of men over the age of 14 said they usually used deodorant, but that both were down 4% since 2009.http://bit.ly/LRty08 Roy Morgan research has found that 85% of Australian women and 76% of men over the age of 14 said they usually used deodorant, but that both were down 4% since 2009.

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Adjunct associate professor of public health at La Trobe University Ken Harvey has resigned over the institution’s $15m deal with Swisse to form a complementary health research centre (PD 04 Feb).http://bit.ly/LRty08 Adjunct associate professor of public health at La Trobe University Ken Harvey has resigned over the institution’s $15m deal with Swisse to form a complementary health research centre (PD 04 Feb).

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MA has submitted its pre-Budget Submission, calling on the Govt to save the PBS bit.ly/LRty08 MA has submitted its pre-Budget Submission, calling on the Govt to save the PBS

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In Dispensary Corner today, it's all about huge Super Bowl bets and charitable YouTube sensations:http://bit.ly/1iqurYM In Dispensary Corner today, it’s all about huge Super Bowl bets and charitable YouTube sensations:

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has cancelled the 20 Mar meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biologicals.http://bit.ly/1iqurYM The Therapeutic Goods Administration has cancelled the 20 Mar meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biologicals.

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Discount Drug Stores is starting a free medication management program designed for the 41% of Australians who stop taking their medication before they’re meant to, which can result in avoidable hospital admissions.http://bit.ly/1iqurYM Discount Drug Stores is starting a free medication management program designed for the 41% of Australians who stop taking their medication before they’re meant to, which can result in avoidable hospital admissions.

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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia ceo Liesel Wett has highlighted the leadership role of the organisation especially around the Queensland vaccination pilot program in a Message from the CEO.http://bit.ly/1iqurYM Pharmaceutical Society of Australia ceo Liesel Wett has highlighted the leadership role of the organisation especially around the Queensland vaccination pilot program in a Message from the CEO.

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Novartis Australia has confirmed 45 job losses. Novartis Australia has confirmed 45 job losses.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has said it is undertaking a review of osteoporosis therapy strontium ranelate (Protos) to assess the risk of adverse events including cardiovascular events.http://bit.ly/1iqurYM The Therapeutic Goods Administration has said it is undertaking a review of osteoporosis therapy strontium ranelate (Protos) to assess the risk of adverse events including cardiovascular events.

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In Dispensary Corner today, there's money for old...money, and the importance of good grammar:http://bit.ly/1etRrFn In Dispensary Corner today, there’s money for old…money, and the importance of good grammar:

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Guild Update - What's Your Story? "Australian community pharmacies are ever-changing, fast-paced environments full of great stories waiting to be told."http://bit.ly/1etRrFn Guild Update – What’s Your Story? “Australian community pharmacies are ever-changing, fast-paced environments full of great stories waiting to be told.”

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The National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association finished its annual congress with a ‘touch of gold’ themed ball and $5,000 raised for charity.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn The National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association finished its annual congress with a ‘touch of gold’ themed ball and $5,000 raised for charity.

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The US Food and Drug Administration had a strong 2013 for approvals of novel drugs, with 27 new molecular entities (NMEs) approved.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn The US Food and Drug Administration had a strong 2013 for approvals of novel drugs, with 27 new molecular entities (NMEs) approved.

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Ranbaxy has said it is confident in the quality of the products supplied to Australia, and did not expect any interruption to supply.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn Ranbaxy has said it is confident in the quality of the products supplied to Australia, and did not expect any interruption to supply.

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has launched a pilot project to develop a web service for medical software vendors wanting to integrate adverse event reporting and is inviting vendors to participate.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn The Therapeutic Goods Administration has launched a pilot project to develop a web service for medical software vendors wanting to integrate adverse event reporting and is inviting vendors to participate.

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The Tasmanian branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is in talks with health department officials as to the possibility of pharmacists performing vaccinations in Tasmania.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn The Tasmanian branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is in talks with health department officials as to the possibility of pharmacists performing vaccinations in Tasmania.

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The Department of Human Services has warned that payments to pharmacies who made multiple claims for supplying a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicine will be recovered.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn The Department of Human Services has warned that payments to pharmacies who made multiple claims for supplying a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicine will be recovered.

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A new report released for World Cancer Day today found that cancer was the biggest cause of death globally, at 8.2m deaths from 2012 and rising.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn A new report released for World Cancer Day today found that cancer was the biggest cause of death globally, at 8.2m deaths from 2012 and rising.

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Health group Swisse will fund the founding of a Complementary Medicine Evidence Centre  at La Trobe University, to the tune of $15 million over six years.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn Health group Swisse will fund the founding of a Complementary Medicine Evidence Centre at La Trobe University, to the tune of $15 million over six years.

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Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) is now registered for treatment of active relapsing MS by the TGAbit.ly/1etRrFn Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) is now registered for treatment of active relapsing MS by the TGA

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The Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia has made its pre-Budget Submission, calling for a model that moves away from treating people after they become unwell to a “wellness” model that promotes wellbeing focussing on preventative health.http://bit.ly/1etRrFn The Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia has made its pre-Budget Submission, calling for a model that moves away from treating people after they become unwell to a “wellness” model that promotes wellbeing focussing on preventative health.

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In Dispensary Corner, there's fat cats and very dedicated science journalists...http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU In Dispensary Corner, there’s fat cats and very dedicated science journalists…

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Anthony Huxley, Managing Director of Covad, writes about the "context" of pharmacy in 'It's like mortar in a brick wall':http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU Anthony Huxley, Managing Director of Covad, writes about the “context” of pharmacy in ‘It’s like mortar in a brick wall’:

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Th Consumers Health Forum has joined a reference group established by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia that supports accredited pharmacists.http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU Th Consumers Health Forum has joined a reference group established by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia that supports accredited pharmacists.

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Peter Robinson, chairman of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited has outlined the impacts hitting pharmacies and the consequent effect on wholesalers in his address to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting last Thursday.http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU Peter Robinson, chairman of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited has outlined the impacts hitting pharmacies and the consequent effect on wholesalers in his address to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting last Thursday.

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has today called for expressions of interest for vacancies on its statutory advisory committees, in a range of fields.http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU The Therapeutic Goods Administration has today called for expressions of interest for vacancies on its statutory advisory committees, in a range of fields.

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Stenlake Compounding Chemist has imipramine in stock now.http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU Stenlake Compounding Chemist has imipramine in stock now.

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A new fund has been set up for people suffering from a significant injury, disability or illness.http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU A new fund has been set up for people suffering from a significant injury, disability or illness.

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The February edition of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s monthly organ Australian Pharmacist has been publishedhttp://bit.ly/1aUcYYU The February edition of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s monthly organ Australian Pharmacist has been published

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The Pharmacy Board of Australia has advised that pharmacists who did not renew their registration by 31 Dec must lodge a new application for registrationhttp://bit.ly/1aUcYYU The Pharmacy Board of Australia has advised that pharmacists who did not renew their registration by 31 Dec must lodge a new application for registration

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has presented its 2013-14 Federal Budget submission claiming for pharmacists, as one of the most trusted and accessible professionals in Australia, a higher profile role in the healthcare system.http://bit.ly/1aUcYYU The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has presented its 2013-14 Federal Budget submission claiming for pharmacists, as one of the most trusted and accessible professionals in Australia, a higher profile role in the healthcare system.

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In Dispensary Corner, there's a governor who fired his employees via YouTube and a heck of a commutehttp://bit.ly/1ifbmbP In Dispensary Corner, there’s a governor who fired his employees via YouTube and a heck of a commute

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The TGA has proposed amendments to the current Poisons Standard to refer to expert panels and seeks public submissions relating to the scheduling proposalshttp://bit.ly/1ifbmbP The TGA has proposed amendments to the current Poisons Standard to refer to expert panels and seeks public submissions relating to the scheduling proposals

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Registration for the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) is now openhttp://bit.ly/1ifbmbP Registration for the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) is now open

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The Consumers Health Forum has announced new leadershiphttp://bit.ly/1ifbmbP The Consumers Health Forum has announced new leadership

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Terry White Chemists’ southeast Queensland pharmacies will participate in the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot http://bit.ly/1ifbmbP Terry White Chemists’ southeast Queensland pharmacies will participate in the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot

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The European Medicines Agency has released draft guidance on the use of pharmacogenomics to improve safety monitoring of medicineshttp://bit.ly/1ifbmbP The European Medicines Agency has released draft guidance on the use of pharmacogenomics to improve safety monitoring of medicines

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Abraxane has had an extension of its indication to include metastatic breast cancer under specific conditions posted on the AusPARS websitehttp://bit.ly/1ifbmbP Abraxane has had an extension of its indication to include metastatic breast cancer under specific conditions posted on the AusPARS website

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Follwing The International Journal of Epidemiology’s article associating multivitamin use during gestation with early foetal death, the Consumer Health Council (CHC) has returned some further balance into the discussion http://bit.ly/1ifbmbP Follwing The International Journal of Epidemiology’s article associating multivitamin use during gestation with early foetal death, the Consumer Health Council (CHC) has returned some further balance into the discussion

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The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2014 found that the Australian Government spend on the PBS for 2012-2013 was lower than the previous four years at $7.1b http://bit.ly/1ifbmbP The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2014 found that the Australian Government spend on the PBS for 2012-2013 was lower than the previous four years at $7.1b

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Following the International Journal of Epidemiology’s article on multivitamins, the CHC has commented: http://bit.ly/1ifbmbP Following the International Journal of Epidemiology’s article on multivitamins, the CHC has commented:

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The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2014 showed the PBS was sustainable, the PGA has said http://bit.ly/1ifbmbP The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2014 showed the PBS was sustainable, the PGA has said

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals has launched a new-look pharmacy at Amcal Stud Park with the help of Amcal Ambassador Georgie Parker.The store is the first in a series of pilot stores which implements insights gained from an international study tour involving customers and suppliers which the company co-sponsored in 2013.CEO and managing director Mark Hooper said the store identified more popular sales areas, such as beauty, vitamins and baby and featured a more efficient dispensary, with a “significant investment” made in a new robotic dispensary system.The Stud Park store features a beauty and nail bar so customers can try before they buy, and the health range includes health foods in addition to normally stocked items.  Pictured below are Georgie Parker (left) and Amcal Stud Park pharmacist Terry Murphy (right). Sigma Pharmaceuticals has launched a new-look pharmacy at Amcal Stud Park with the help of Amcal Ambassador Georgie Parker.
The store is the first in a series of pilot stores which implements insights gained from an international study tour involving customers and suppliers which the company co-sponsored in 2013.
CEO and managing director Mark Hooper said the store identified more popular sales areas, such as beauty, vitamins and baby and featured a more efficient dispensary, with a “significant investment” made in a new robotic dispensary system.
The Stud Park store features a beauty and nail bar so customers can try before they buy, and the health range includes health foods in addition to normally stocked items. Pictured below are Georgie Parker (left) and Amcal Stud Park pharmacist Terry Murphy (right).