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Mon 24 Jul 17

Cannabis concentrate alarm


UNIVERSITY of Queensland (UQ) researchers have expressed concern around the recent legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia potentially giving rise to super-potent cannabis concentrates with associated harmful effects.


Mon 24 Jul 17

Ramsay ramps up pharmacy


LISTED hospital operator Ramsay Health Care has announced the acceleration of its push into community pharmacy, via its franchise model which was initially flagged 11 months ago (PD 31 Aug 16).


Fri 21 Jul 17

SHPA Specialty Groups call


THE new Specialty Practice Framework launched by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) (PD 11 May 2017) has moved to the next level, with applications now open for members to apply to join Practice Groups and nominate for election to the Leadership Committees.


Fri 21 Jul 17

PSA call for codeine rethink


ANTICIPATING the 01 Feb 2018 planned OTC codeine products upscheduling to S4 (PD 20 Dec 16), the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) NSW Branch has called for a rethink of the move.


Thu 20 Jul 17

King Review ‘uncertainty’


THE upcoming Pharmacy Connect conference has confirmed a strong focus on issues raised in the King Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation, including two dedicated sessions to discuss the draft report of the Review Panel.


Thu 20 Jul 17

Phcy-GP collaboration pilot


PHARMACISTS and doctors are being brought together in a trial chronic disease management plan to better manage patient issues.


Wed 19 Jul 17

Resistance surveillance


ANTIMICROBIAL resistance in Australia is now under constant surveillance, giving experts much better and more timely information to help combat the threat, according to a new report from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.


Wed 19 Jul 17

Octogenarian celebrations


AUSTRALIAN pharmacy healthcare provider and Sigma Healthcare offshoot Amcal is marking eight decades as a trusted pharmacy franchise group as it celebrates its 80th birthday this month.


Wed 19 Jul 17

Homeless medication plan


Pharmacy Daily

A Freedom of Information request lodged by a Pharmacy Daily reader has highlighted the ongoing availability of the "little-known" Continuing Medication Program, which assists people who are homeless and require help with accessing PBS medications.


Tue 18 Jul 17

BookDoc – MIMS partners


ASIAN-BASED healthcare software company BookDoc has announced a partnership with healthcare publisher MIMS to launch the new "Health Info" feature which will be embedded in its "BookDoc" app.


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