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Wed 21 Feb 18

CW nets major partnership


AUSTRALIAN pharmacy discount retail group Chemist Warehouse has again linked with Beach Netball ("It's netball, but not as you know it") as a major partner and is gearing up to support the upcoming 2018 series across the country.


Wed 21 Feb 18

EBOS H1 earnings up 15.6%


Pharmacy Daily

ASX-LISTED marketer, wholesaler and distributor of healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical products EBOS, has announced a record interim unaudited net profit of $76.7m for the six months to 31 Dec 2017, with EBITDA up 15.6% and net profit after tax up 11.5%.


Wed 21 Feb 18

Gabapentinoid abuse up


THE US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is actively looking into the potential misuse and abuse of gabapentinoids, a class of drugs that includes Pfizer's Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica (pregabalin), which have been approved to treat a number of conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.


Tue 20 Feb 18

TGA CM advertising debate


Pharmacy Daily

BOTH science and civil society organisations have continued to raise a storm over the passage through parliament the 2017 Measures No.1 Bill, according to an MJA Insight article.


Tue 20 Feb 18

Pharmacy training offers


THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has announced it has resumed training for community pharmacy qualifications across Australia for pharmacy staff, including dispensary and pharmacy assistants.


Mon 19 Feb 18

‘Pharmacy first’ says NHS


Pharmacy Daily

PARENTS of young children with minor illnesses should take them to pharmacies rather than GPs or an A&E, a new NHS England campaign says, reports the BBC.


Mon 19 Feb 18

Med cannabis challenges


WITH society's growing demand for access to medicinal cannabis, physicians and regulators are facing "significant challenges" keeping pace, according to Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) authors writing in the MJA.


Fri 16 Feb 18

Pulling back the PBS veil


Pharmacy Daily

ACKNOWLEDGING that many Australians are unaware of the processes involved in bringing new medicines to Australia, Pharmaceutical research giant GSK and ViiV have joined to create a new report intended to "pull back the curtain" on the PBS.


Fri 16 Feb 18

Pharmacy tobacco sales?


DRAMATICALLY changing the retail distribution of tobacco products so they become available exclusively in pharmacies, is a strategy explored by University of Otago, New Zealand researchers.


Fri 16 Feb 18

Pharmacist-led Rx education


PHARMACIST-LED education for junior doctors has proved to be effective in reducing prescription writing errors in a Melbourne study published in the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia's Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.


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