FOLLOWING the success of this year’s PSA Clinical and Practice Expo, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has unveiled plans to reprise the event in 2013. Speaking at a lunch to announce CPE 2013, Charlie Benrimoj PSA NSW branch President and Chair of the CPExpo Committee said “the old style trade fair has had its day”. “It’s about information exchange…CPExpo is a major event to extend information and give clinical knowledge,” he added. Pictured here at the launch of the preliminary program is PSA NSW branch members (from left): Lachlan Rose (VP), John Bell (Committee Member), John Bronger (Committee Member), Warwick Plunkett (Committee Member) and Charlie Benrimoj (Branch President).
LAST year’s up-scheduling of codeine medications to prescription-only (Schedule 4) has resulted in a significant decrease in the amount of codeine supplied to Australian patients, according to new figures released by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).