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Thursday 23 Feb 2017

FIP workforce study
The International Pharmaceutical
NSW retail lease reform SHPA specialty survey
The Society of Hospital
Society (FIP) has released a The NSW Government has and welcome reform. Pharmacists of Australia is inviting
“descriptive global study of the passed amendments to the state “It is an appropriate recognition members to provide feedback on
pharmacy support workforce”. Retail Leases Act, which clarify of the unique characteristics of the way the organisation engages
The report, titled Technicians and some issues around community community pharmacy businesses with respect to areas of specialty
pharmacy support workforce cadres pharmacy and give additional and will make it easier for tenants practice.
working with pharmacists was certainty to pharmacy owners. and landlords to comply with SHPA has undertaken a review
commissioned by FIP’s Board of According to the NSW Branch of appropriate lease requirements”. of the existing Committees of
Pharmaceutical Practice, and aims the Pharmacy Guild, the package While the change currently Specialty Practice model and
to give a worldwide overview of the of reforms seeks to “improve applies in NSW, other states proposed a new framework with
varied support workforce practices transparency and fairness for and territories are looking at the aim of supporting pharmacists
between countries. landlords and retail tenants”. a new Retail Code of Industry to be skilled and engaged clinicians.
The report says the lack of a In particular the amendment Bill Practice developed by the Guild, The framework is at shpa.org.au
significant number of pharmacists is said to clear some of the issues the Franchise Council and the with a survey closing on 08 Mar 17.
in some jurisdictions is a significant around the reporting of sales by Australian Retailers Association.
factor in environments with pharmacies through the removal of “Progress towards a uniform
inequalities and impaired access dispensary sales data. national position is strongly
to medicines, and “often human Rick Samimi, NSW Guild Branch encouraged by the Guild,” Samimi
resources of pharmacy support President said “this is an overdue added.
workforce are used extensively to
ensure basic services and improve
access to pharmaceutical care”.
Cracking age barrier Illegal antibiotics
A range of case studies are Women in South Korea will be
Researchers in the UK have
included in the report, providing the first in the world to have an
called for urgent action to halt
a “pragmatic view of possible
formats of collaboration” between
average life expectancy above 90
years, according to a new World
the illegal sale of antibiotics, after
finding a significant proportion of
Are you
Health Organisation analysis.
pharmacists and support staff, with
four country-specific workforce WHO and Imperial College London
online pharmacies were selling the
drugs without a prescription.
going
looked at predicted lifespans in
models highlighted.
The report also urges long-term 2030 in 35 industrialised countries.
The Imperial College London
study found wide variations among
to APP?
pharmaceutical workforce planning Australia was fourth on the list
online pharmacies in relation
with a vision to develop sufficient with women expected to live about Come and see us, we’ll
to antibiotic practices, with the be at stand #251-266 to
numbers of pharmacists to serve 87.5 years and men about 84 years
problem posing “a serious threat check out our enhanced
the population. on average - also reflecting a global
to patient safety and national range including Corum
See www.fip.org for the report. narrowing of the gender gap.
23 Feb antibiotic stewardship initiatives”. Safeguard, Calendar and
Under current legislation, online Streamlined Dispensing.
pharmacies selling medicines
to consumers in the UK must Plus new and exciting
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Cannabis importation relaxed WA reference alert
The Pharmacy Registration Board
US drugmaker closed
The US Food and Drug
the Australian Government of patients and their families that of Western Australia has raised Administration has obtained a
is planning to fast track the are having difficulty accessing the concerns that a significant number permanent injunction against a
process for doctors accessing product on prescription whilst of “Responsible Pharmacists” do company called Pick and Pay Inc
medical marijuana for patients, by domestic production becomes not routinely check compliance and Cili Minerals, a manufacturer
authorising controlled importation available,” he said. with the Minimum Standards when and distributor of drugs and
by “approved providers from The Office of Drug Control will making statutory declarations dietary supplements, requiring
approved international sources” implement the new policy effective about reference documents at their the business to immediately cease
for interim supply in Australia, until immediately, with Hunt saying he premises. operations until it comes into
domestic production of cannabis expects that within the next two The issue was highlighted in compliance with federal laws.
meets local needs. months Australia will have a store recent audits of three metropolitan A complaint filed by the US
Currently, doctors must import of imported medicinal cannabis and 38 regional applications Department of Justice accuses the
the drug themselves as local products so that approved patients made by pharmacists with overall firm of unlawfully manufacturing
production is only just starting to can have greater confidence in responsibility for the pharmacy and distributing unapproved new
be developed following legislation the supply arrangements for their business, wishing to either establish drugs, misbranded drugs and
to approve domestic production doctors. new premises, relocate or make adulterated dietary supplements.
late last year (PD 25 Feb 2016). Hunt noted that supply of significant alterations. The products were sold online as
Health minister Greg Hunt medicinal cannabis products The Board reminded Responsible well as through a retail location in
announced the changes to will remain a controlled process, Pharmacists and proprietors of Lafayette, Louisiana.
importation regulations yesterday, with strict conditions placed on their obligations in relation to Before recommencing
saying the imports would improve importers and suppliers around the Minimum Standards, and operations the company must
the “timeliness of supply” before handling, secure storage and recommended they immediately recall and destroy existing stocks,
domestic cultivation began. accounting for cannabis products. check their premises complied with hire labelling and hire good
“We have listened to the concerns Destruction of unused medicinal all the applicable requirements. manufacturing practice experts.
cannabis products must occur The enactment of new legislation
12 months after importation, on 30 Jan 2017 necessitated
and quarterly records relating to a change to Schedule 1 of the Pharmacy 6CPA
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