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Tambassis: Guild won't relent on price disclosure offset : 25/02/2014 :

The legislation enacting changes to price disclosure policy announced just prior to last year's federal election - without consultation with pharmacy - has now been passed by federal parliament and will come into force on 1 October 2014.

Pharmacy Guild financial modelling estimates that the policy change will reduce bottom line profit by an average of $30,00 a pharmacy.

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Strongly expressed posts to AusPharmList : 24/02/2014 :

Over the last week or so we've received a few emails commenting that some posts to AusPharmList have been a little more 'spirited' than usual. It has been suggested that our moderators might have done well to tone these down.

Be assured, we do take care to ensure that posts are appropriately expressed and do not become too 'aggro'.

Seasoned users of AusPharmList and other internet discussion fora aren't usually too fussed by 'assertive' exchanges however some other users are more sensitive - we are conscious of this and, when necessary, negotiate with post authors on the way a post is expressed.

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Online e-learning modules for intern pharmacists launched : 24/02/2014 :

The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) has developed and launched a set of four online e-learning modules to support pharmacy interns in their preparation for the Intern Written Exam.

The modules have been developed in response to intern feedback and as part of the APC’s ongoing continuous improvement of its examination services.

These modules cover all aspects of the Intern Written Examination experience comprehensively, from examination format and content to the candidate experience on the day of the examination. There is also a module specifically designed to support those candidates who have been unsuccessful in sitting the examination.

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RGH E‑Bulletin: Charles Bonnet Syndrome: an important differential diagnosis : 24/02/2014 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Charles Bonnet Syndrome: an important differential diagnosis.

"Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a disorder in which psychologically and cognitively normal people with vision impairment experience visual hallucinations. It was first described in 1760 by Charles Bonnet whilst he observed elderly patients with degeneration of the retina or cornea. People with visual acuity loss or visual field loss from any cause and affecting any part of the visual pathway from the eye to the visual cortex may experience CBS. The most common underlying conditions are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cerebral infarction."

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

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Ranbaxy: it wasn't us : 24/02/2014 :

In response to media reports suggesting that it was a complaint from Ranbaxy Australia that provoked the ACCC case against Pfizer Australia for alleged anti-competitive conduct in relation to its supply of atorvastatin to pharmacies in 2012, the company has released a statement denying the claim.

"At the request of the ACCC, Ranbaxy Australia provided information in regards to our company's launch and on-going promotion of Trovas."

"Ranbaxy Australia did not lodge a complaint with the ACCC."

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Union critical of Guild's intention to seek changes on penalty rates : 24/02/2014 :

President of Professional Pharmacists Australia, Dr Geoff March, said on Friday it was disappointing that the Pharmacy Guild had commented in a recent submission to the Fair Work Commission that it intended to use the review of the Pharmacy Industry Award to attempt to reduce penalty rates.

Dr March said the Guild’s move to reduce penalty rates was a direct contradiction to its call last week for the pharmacy sector to “unite” in the face of shared challenges.

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Coolgardie pharmacy museum : 21/02/2014 :

In September 2006, while returning from a wildflower tour of Western Australia, Bob Dash called into the tourist information office in Coolgardie.

An interesting and extensive pharmacy museum had been set up in the adjoining room and Bob was given permission to take photos of the display.

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'Listers vote for delaying CPA5 program changes but chances of success remote : 21/02/2014 :

Two thirds of those voting in this week's AusPharm poll believe implementation of the recently announced changes to the HMR and Medschecks programs should be put on hold until 30 June 2014 ‘to allow time for the substantial risks to patients to be understood and addressed, and outstanding questions answered’.

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PSA: pharmacists can help address health system concerns : 21/02/2014 :

Concerns over rising hospital and health costs can be addressed in part by better utilising the skills of pharmacists in the provision of a range of professional services, PSA National President, Grant Kardachi, said yesterday.

Mr Kardachi was responding to reports that the Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, has called for frank debate about the future of Australia’s health system.

“The PSA welcomes such debate as an opportunity to show just how much more pharmacists can contribute to patient health outcomes and the sustainability of the health system,” Mr Kardachi said.

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Latest Medicines Partnership of Australia PBS Scorecard released : 21/02/2014 :

The latest Medicines Partnership of Australia PBS Scorecard, released yesterday, highlights that, in the past few months, reports from three separate government agencies have confirmed that government PBS expenditure is declining and that the price disclosure process is delivering savings far in excess of what was expected.

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Chemmart wins global award for Natural Medicines Wall : 20/02/2014 :

Chemmart Pharmacy, in partnership with Sumo Visual Group, has this week won the 2014 Global Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) Award in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the Permanent Professional Healthcare Category for its interactive Natural Medicine Wall.

The display provides customers with a touch screen to browse for a product by condition or brand, or search for it directly. Each product has a picture and a description to assist customers in choosing the right solution for their problem. Once selected, the LED lighting flashes on the shelf where the product is located.

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AusPharm CPD: RGH Pharmacy E-Bulletin CPD Digest - Issue Number 67 : 20/02/2014 :

The next in our 2014 series of continuing professional development activities is the RGH E-Bulletin Digest No. 67.

This CPD activity assesses your understanding of four recent RGH Pharmacy E-Bulletins, Volumes 52-7 → 52-10 (November 2013).

 

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Guild boss calls for unity - responses from PPA, SHPA, PSA : 20/02/2014 :

Pharmacy Guild Executive Director David Quilty has called on the pharmacy profession to unite in the common interest.

Writing in the current edition of Guild publication Forefront, he admitted pharmacy is facing 'very real challenges'.

"We can unite and fight for our collective future by focussing on our shared interests and objectives. Or we can turn on each other," said Mr Quilty.

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Symbion CEO to head up parent company : 20/02/2014 :

Symbion CEO Patrick Davies is to take over as CEO of Symbion parent company EBOS Healthcare commencing in August 2014.

He will succeed current EBOS CEO Mark Waller, who is retiring after 10 years in the position.

Also in August, current Symbion Chief Financial Officer (CFO), John Cullity, will take over from current EBOS CFO Dennis Doherty, who is retiring.

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NT government legislates for pharmacist immunisation : 20/02/2014 :

The Northern Territory Government will today introduce into parliament amendments to the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act that will allow pharmacists to administer immunisations. The legislation will also give effect to the 'Continued Dispensing' initiative contained in the 5th Community Pharmacy Agreement.

The amendments will allow pharmacists to immunise for flu and for measles.

“The NT Department of Health says the Top End is experiencing a high number of measles cases, with 36 cases since mid-January.

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AMA supports in practice HMRs, direct funding : 20/02/2014 :

The Australian Medical Association has come out in support of medication reviews being done by pharmacists within general practices and for direct payments for reviews to come directly from Medicare, rather than through the Community Pharmacy Agreements.

Commenting yesterday on the current debate in pharmacy around changes to the HMR program AMA President Steve Hambleton said:

"This is exactly the sort of program that encourages broadening of the breadth of practice of pharmacists and encourages local doctors and pharmacists to work together for the benefit of the patient and as such is supported by the AMA."

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Union calls for answers on Agreement admin costs : 20/02/2014 :

Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) has called for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia to make clear whether it will receive 5th Agreement funds for taking over the administration of some Agreement Programs from the government.

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NPS MedicineWise publishes 2012/13 Annual Evaluation report : 19/02/2014 :

The sixteenth NPS MedicineWise Annual Evaluation Report has been published, providing a snapshot of the organisation’s progress and key achievements for the 2012-13 financial year.

NPS MedicineWise CEO Dr Lynn Weekes says the report outlines the organisation’s success in creating both health and economic impacts.

“I’m proud of the good work we have done in the past financial year to enable people to make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes,” says Dr Weekes.

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SHPA: delay changes to HMRs, Medschecks until 30 June : 19/02/2014 :

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has called for recently announced changes to the HMR and Medschecks programs - set to come into effect on March 1 - to be delayed until 30 June 2014 ‘to allow time for the substantial risks to patients to be understood and addressed, and outstanding questions answered’.

SHPA believes it is unacceptable to reduce access to services that improve medication use and that it says have been shown to improve patient care and reduce admission to hospital without any consultation with consumers, GPs or the broader pharmacy profession.

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Poll: should changes to the HMR and Medschecks be put on hold until 30 June? : 19/02/2014 :

Overnight, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) called for changes to the HMR and Medschecks programs, set to come into force on 1 March, to be put on hold until 30 June ‘to allow time for the substantial risks to patients to be understood and addressed, and outstanding questions answered’?

Is this a good call or will it simply delay the inevitable?

What do you think? Please let us know by voting in today's AusPharm poll.

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