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Todays issue of PD
Pharmacy Daily today has
Code of Conduct update New MSD biosimilar
Renflexis from the MSD stable
The Pharmacy Board of Australia other stakeholders to understand is the second infliximab biosimilar
two pages of news plus our
is set to invite feedback to its what good practice involves. to be given TGA approval, and the
Winter Spotlight feature on
Code of Conduct for pharmacists It seeks to assist and support company is planning a hospital
page 3. launch of the product in 2017.
in Australia, with social media practitioners to deliver safe and
and online channels to inform effective health services within an The original comparator drug is
Mayne loses $200m the profession on how it can ethical framework, according to Remicade from Janssen-Cilag and is
Mayne Pharma shares fell almost contribute. a communiqu from the Boards approved for autoimmune diseases
11% on Mon, wiping around $200m Still in an early research phase, latest meeting issued yesterday. including rheumatoid arthritis,
from its market capitalisation, the scheduled review will also The Board also highlighted the psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, Chrons
following a revelation that sales for feed into the AHPRA framework importance of pharmacists meeting Disease and ulcerative colitis as
its Teva suite of US generic products used by 10 other health profession legal and professional obligations in well as ankylosing spondylitis,
would not meet forecasts. National Boards, with some minor relation to advertising (PD 21 Apr). each indication carrying their own
The US generic scene was profession-specific changes for conditions for prescription.
described by chief executive Scott some Boards including Pharmacy. The first infliximab biosimilar
Richards as facing a tough price The Code aims to support and
Mar satisfaction launched in Australia was Hospiras
deflation cycle, adding Mayne inform good practice, and to assist The latest Customer Satisfaction Inflectra.
Pharma is not immune. practitioners, National Boards, Awards ratings for community With a number of originator
Richards said that the accelerating employers, health care users and pharmacy from Roy Morgan has biologic medicines (primarily mAb
price pressure is not just Teva, its seen My Chemist increase its therapies) set to come off patent,
across the sector...this is probably ranking during Mar to 91%. the government has estimated
as tough as its been. May PBS additions Terry White came in second place, that increased use of biosimilar
The situation has been worsened Health minister Greg Hunt followed by Priceline Pharmacy, medicines will deliver as much as
by President Donald Trumps yesterday confirmed the addition Chemist Warehouse and Soul $880 million in PBS savings over the
classic rhetoric saying that pharma of $310 million of new vital drugs Pattinson - see next five years.
companies have been getting away to the Pharmaceutical Benefits
with murder, the company said. Scheme, with new items including
Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for children
aged 2-5 with cystic fibrosis.
$10m for myDNA Also now on the PBS is OFEV

Melbourne-based myDNA (nintedanib), a first time treatment
has raised $10 million in its latest for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

round of capital raising, which has (IPF) from Boehringer Ingelheim.
included the backing of Swisse Hunt also announced the addition
ceo Radek Sali who is joining the of Blincyto (blinatumomab) for
genetics companys board. acute lymphocytic leukaemia, and
myDNA chairman Dennis Basta Zinbryta (daclizumab) for multiple
said Mr Sali joins our experienced sclerosis, with the minister saying
team, bringing a consumer focus to since coming into government

with one Pharmacy

the companys highly credentialed the coalition had added about $6
scientific foundations, as we billion of new drugs to the PBS
prepare to launch an expanded without fear or favour based on

Practice Review
range of wellness, diet and PBAC recommendations.
nutrition tests.
Sali said he believed myDNA
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Dispensary DAA services PSA review Guild

Corner The Pharmaceutical Society of
Australia (PSA) is inviting feedback
The revised guidelines also
address advancements in Update
My HEART will go on...and on. on revised guidelines for Dose automated packing technology
A couple from New Plymouth Administration Aid services, that have developed since the last
in New Zealand are so close following a review to support review in 2007. New advertising
that they chose to be admitted the implementation of new The PSA acknowledges the compliance strategy
to Taranaki Base Hospital with Professional Practice Standards. Federal Department of Health for
different heart problems. The review has focused on providing funding for this work THE Australian Health
Ann and Harry Smith both Standard 15: Dose Administration as part of the PBS Access and Practitioner Regulation Agency
suffered heart attacks on the Aid (DAA) Service, undertaken to Sustainability Package, including (AHPRA) and National Boards
same night. take into account recent research, the Sixth Community Pharmacy have released their new
Harry, 73, blacked out after changes to common practices and Agreement (6CPA). Advertising Compliance and
having a drink and then Ann, also the release of the Guidelines on Visit to access the Enforcement Strategy.
aged 73, experienced an angina dose administration aids and staged consultation paper, including the AHPRA and National Boards
attack - a reduction of blood flow supply of dispensed medicines by revised DAA Guidelines.
regulate health practitioners in
to the heart muscle that imitates the Pharmacy Board of Australia in The consultation will remain open
the symptoms of a heart attack. Australia through the National
September 2015. until 24 May 2017 - CLICK HERE.
The couple who have been Registration and Accreditation
Comments are sought
together for half a century, were from stakeholders including Scheme. The National Scheme
inseparable via text during their pharmacists, consumers, other Orphan drug reform regulates 14 health profession
hospital stay, and organised a health professional groups The TGA has published transition groups across Australia.
memorable picture (below) to be and practitioners, educators, arrangements for the reform of Their regulatory work
snapped by the doctors and researchers and government its Orphan Drug Program, which is includes acting on complaints,
nurses who found it all very bodies. undergoing its first review in almost educating practitioners and
amusing. An important outcome of the two decades. taking action against unlawful
review has been updating of The program is set to re-focus advertising.
the guidance around cytotoxic on the consideration of greatest
Their goal is to ensure
medicines and medicines stability unmet need with additional
when repacked in a DAA, in line advertising about regulated
eligibility criteria targeting life-
with recommendations from threatening or seriously debilitating
health services is done
the Pharmacy Board, as well conditions, significant benefit responsibly in order to
as Australian and international over existing options and medical keep the public safe from
literature. plausibility - see false or misleading claims
A 58-year old woman from
and to assist them to make
Culiacan, Mexico, has given birth
informed decisions about their
to healthy twins after a second
round of IVF, despite high risks of healthcare.
pre-eclampsia for a pregnancy at This week Pharmacy Daily and Dreambaby are giving readers the chance to The new strategy explains:
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