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API profit up, Priceline stable continues to grow : 24/10/2014 :

API yesterday reported a full year (to 31 August 2014) underlying net profit after tax of $31.7 million, up 32.5% on the previous year.

However, the company recorded a statutory loss of $90.8 million for the year, following the impairments of $131 million announced earlier in 2014.

Its Priceline and Priceline Pharmacy network now numbers 390 stores nationally with the banner group showing a 6% like for like increase in sales on the previous year. The company says it expects to add another 20 stores to the group in the coming 12 months.

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Large number of October ARTG cancellations : 24/10/2014 :

35 complementary medicine products were removed from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) on 22 October after the sponsor - Newlite Enterprises Pty Ltd - failed to supply the TGA with documentation it had requested about the products.

It is by far the largest number of monthly ARTG cancellations for 2014.

A list of the products is available on the TGA website here.

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PSA QUM in Pain Management Award goes to NSW pharmacist : 23/10/2014 :

NSW medical centre pharmacist Olly Zekry has won the 2014 PSA Award for QUM in Pain Management.

Ms Zekry won the award because of her strong advocacy for pharmacists to play a key role in pain management and in preventing the progression of acute pain to chronic pain by clinical interventions and patient education.

She believes pharmacists can identify red flags, and the yellow flags that play a pivotal role in the progression of acute pain to chronic pain.

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New data shows GPs cautious on NOAC uptake : 23/10/2014 :

New data reveals that one year on from the introduction of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the teatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), uptake of these agents is increasing slowly – from 6.8 per cent of total NVAF patients in September 2013 to 18 per cent by July 2014 (1).

The data, collected on a rolling quarterly basis using a panel of 400 Australian GPs, show that although the use of NOACs is increasing, warfarin remains the anticoagulant of choice for prevention of stroke in patients with NVAF. Figures highlighting prescription practice for the previous three months to July 2014 show that warfarin accounts for 82 per cent of the anticoagulation market, with rivaroxaban (Xarelto) at 10.8 per cent, Dabigatran (Pradaxa) at 4.5 per cent and Apixaban (Eliquis) at 2.5 per cent of the market.

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myCPD site tops 30,000 registrants : 22/10/2014 :

The Pharmacy Guild’s myCPD site has just passed 30,000 registered users, with between 300 and 500 new users continuing to join up each month.

Commenting on the result yesterday, Guild Victorian Branch President and Chair of the Academy Management Committee, Anthony Tassone, who was responsible for the initial development of the myCPD site said: "This is a fantastic result for myCPD and the broader industry taking up the Guild's offer."

"The growth in registered users has occurred in a little over three years and indicates that the Guild is assisting a large proportion of pharmacists to meet their annual CPD requirements."

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Poll: would you recommend pharmacy as a career? : 22/10/2014 :

Employee pharmacist wages are stagnant and job satisfaction is low in some sections of the Australian pharmacy community.

On the other and, a level of optimism is evident in others, as the prospect of pharmacists assuming an expanded primary care role - including through providing vaccination services -  seems likely.

Would you recommend pharmacy as a career to a senior secondary school student? Please let us know by voting in this week's AusPharm poll.

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Qld pharmacist immunisation pilot team wins national award : 22/10/2014 :

The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot implementation team, led by Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Queensland President Professor Lisa Nissen, pictured at right, has won the University of Technology Sydney Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award. The award was presented at a dinner in Sydney last night.

The implementation team is made up of Professor Nissen; Chris Campbell, Professional Services Pharmacist for the Terry White Group; Michelle Rosenthal, PSA Queensland Branch Director; and Megan Del Dot, PSA Queensland Branch pharmacist.

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More emergency department patients ‘seen on time’ : 22/10/2014 :

The proportion of hospital emergency department patients who were ‘seen on time’ for their urgency (triage) category rose from 70% to 75% between 2009–10 and 2013–14, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The report, Australian hospital statistics 2013–14: emergency department care, presents the latest information on emergency department care in Australia's public hospitals.

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New Poisons Schedule released : 21/10/2014 :

Version 5 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) has been published on the TGA website.

The SUSMP is a complete list of the classification of medicines and chemicals into the various Schedules for inclusion in relevant legislation of the states and territories. It also includes model provisions about containers and labels, and recommendations about other controls on medicines and chemicals.

SUSMP No.5 includes the consolidated edition dated July 2013 and Amendments No.1 to No.3. SUSMP No.5 and all future editions of the Poisons Standard will only be available online, here.

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ASMI: extend acceptance of trusted international standards to OTC meds : 21/10/2014 :

Following this week's Federal Government’s announcement that it will examine opportunities for greater acceptance of international standards and risk assessments of medical devices, the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) says the measure should also include over-the-counter and complementary medicines.
 
“There is no compelling reason why the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) should re-assess non-prescription medicines where they have already been assessed by comparable overseas regulators," said ASMI Executive Director Dr Deon Schoombie.

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APC gets new Credentialing Manager : 21/10/2014 :

Andrew Matthews is to take up a position as the Australian Pharmacy Council's (APC) new Credentialing Manager.

The role has been created to support the APC's Director, Accreditation and Policy in the establishment of the advanced practice credentialing process.

Mr Matthews is currently Group Executive in charge of the Pharmacy Guild's Pharmacy Transformation Group.

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November 2014 PBS schedule : 20/10/2014 :

Download the Full PBS schedule

Download the PBS ‘Summary of Changes’

Download the Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy – S100 Arrangements Supplement

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RGH E‑Bulletin: Adverse effects of cholinesterase inhibitors : 20/10/2014 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Adverse effects of cholinesterase inhibitors.

"Cholinesterase inhibitors are used in patients with mild to moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease to improve dementia symptoms.   In Australia, donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine are subsidised for supply through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), based on the results of a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) or Standardised Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE). Ongoing funding is based on whether or not the patient has had a clinically meaningful response to treatment after six months (see http://www.pbs.gov.au/pbs/home) for full details)."

Click here to read the bulletin in full. The E‑Bulletins are archived on the AusPharmList website here.

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Discover More. Ask your Pharmacist ads commence : 20/10/2014 :

The first advertisement in the Pharmacy Guild's ‘Discover more. Ask your pharmacist,’ campaign aired on commercial television last night.

The multi-media campaign is designed to advance the community’s knowledge of the value of their local pharmacy.

The Guild is urging pharmacies to display campaign materials in-store saying the campaign will work best for individual pharmacies and for the broader pharmacy community if everybody gets involved.

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ACCC wants beefed up individual reporting provisions in Pharma Code of Conduct : 20/10/2014 :

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it will only grant conditional authorisation to the new edition (No 18) of Medicines Australia’s Code of Conduct if provisions relating to payments provided to individual health professionals by drug companies are strengthened.
 
The issue of individual disclosure has long been a matter of debate - when authorising edition 17 of the Code in 2012, the ACCC made clear that it expected Medicines Australia to complete its review of transparency and introduce greater disclosure around sponsorship and fees paid to individual health professionals.

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NZ gets OTC Sildenafil : 20/10/2014 :

Kiwi men will be the first in the world able to access sildenafil direct from pharmacies without a prescription.

The move - effective from 16 October - comes after New Zealand’s largest drug manufacturer, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, gained approval from New Zealand regulator, Medsafe, to have Silvasta ‘reclassified’ to be available through trained pharmacists without prescription.

“We expect to have the product available under its new classification progressively from today (16 October) as soon as pharmacists have completed their training,” said Douglas Pharmaceuticals medical marketing manager, Mike Siermans.

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Anyone's guess as to quantum of 6CPA professional services funding : 17/10/2014 :

The result of this week's AusPharm poll reveals a wide range of expectations from pharmacists on the level of funding for professional services likely to be in the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement, set to commence on 1 July 2015.

The poll followed calls from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia last week that 6CPA funding needed to focus on evidence based, outcomes focused professional services.

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Pharmacy satisfaction: gold stars for all : 17/10/2014 :

Earlier this year, the Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey found that 86% of Australians rate pharmacists highly in terms of their honesty and ethical standards (second only to nurses). The results of the company's latest Customer Satisfaction Awards reveal that most people are very happy with the service they receive from their pharmacies too.

The survey revealed little difference in customer satisfaction levels between the top five pharmacy banners, with just 2% separating Guardian in first place from Chemmart in fifth place.

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PSA hails reappointment of 'pragmatic' George Tambassis Guild President : 17/10/2014 :

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed last week's re-election of George Tambassis as Guild President saying it is 'impressed by his great passion for community pharmacy as well as his ongoing pragmatism as to the challenges the profession is facing.'

PSA President, Grant Kardachi, said the re-election of Mr Tambassis came at an important time with the Guild, PSA and the pharmacy profession now in the preparation phase of the next Community Pharmacy Agreement.

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Overuse of OTC analgesics *a bad thing* : 17/10/2014 :

On the final day of Be Medicinewise Week 2014, NPS MedicineWise is cautioning consumers that excess consumption of common pain relievers can be a serious medicine safety issue.

A recent poll on behalf of NPS MedicineWise suggests that many Australians have exceeded the maximum daily dose of over-the-counter painkillers, potentially posing significant risks to their health.

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