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Friday 05 May 2017

AHPRA closure today


THE call centre operated by the
New drug name change tool Free supermarket flu
vaccinations
Australian Health Practitioner THE Federal 2023, the PBS
Health document NEW Zealands Countdown chain
Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) will be
Department, explains. of supermarkets is offering free
closed from 2pm AEST today due
together with All affected influenza vaccinations to all of its
to an office relocation, with calls
professional medicines 18,000 staff this winter, with the
unable to be taken after this time.
groups, has must be immunisations to be administered
Normal service will resume from
developed a labelled by the groups own in-house
9am next Mon 08 May.
counselling tool on ingredient name appropriately from 2020 although pharmacists, reports NZ publication
Web enquiry forms will still be
changes for items listed on the adrenaline products will be Pharmacy Today.
available, while urgent complaints
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, permanently dual-labelled as Countdown, which is owned by
or concerns can be lodged on the
with pharmacists urged to invest Adrenaline (Epinephrine). Australias Woolworths Group, has
AHPRA notifications line on 03 8708
time explaining the changes when The temporary dual-labelling will 177 stores across the country and
9107 between 2pm and 5pm today.
dispensing affected products. cease in 2023 with only the new added pharmacy to its offering in
The Therapeutic Goods ingredient names being shown on 2012, currently operating about 15
UK pharmacy lobby Administration has updated over the label. in-store pharmacies.
BRITAINS Royal Pharmaceutical 200 active ingredient names The counselling tool provides a
Society has issued a new general used in Australia as part of the handy table of the most common US vax survey
election toolkit aiming to inform International Harmonisation of changes that will be seen by
candidates in the countrys Ingredient Names (IHIN) reform. consumers and health professionals THE American Pharmacists
upcoming election about the A full list of affected products is during 2017, the Department said. Association is conducting a
pharmacy profession and its role in available at tga.gov.au. The tool confirms that while national study across the US aiming
the UK health system. Most changes relate to simplified some ingredient names are to assess the extent to which
The snap poll called by PM mild phonetic spelling changes such changing, the actual medicine, community pharmacies engage in
Theresa May will take place on as th to t, y to i, ph to f brand name (in most cases) and the immunisation activities.
08 Jun and the Society is urging but where there are less intuitively medicines effect have not changed. The Auburn University study will
pharmacists to give copies of obvious changes, dual labelling will A copy of the pharmacists involve 2,000 randomly selected
the new document to their local be required with the old name in counselling tool is available for community pharmacies and is
members - www.rpharms.com. brackets after the new name until download at pbs.gov.au. being funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

Store Name: ABN:


Contact Name: Phone:
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PRODUCT CODE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION MOQ RRP ORDER QTY
EV-015-RO-FR Evodia Byron Bay Frangipani Roll On Fragrance 15ml 3 12.95
EV-015-RO-CN Evodia Whitsunday Coconut & Lime Roll On Fragrance 15ml 3 12.95
EV-015-RO-SJ Evodia Adelaide Hills Jasmine Roll On Fragrance 15ml 3 12.95
EV-015-RO-RO Evodia Victoria Rose Fragrance Roll On 15ml 3 12.95
EV-180-SO-FR Evodia Byron Bay Frangipani Soap Bar 180gm 3 13.95
EV-180-SO-CN Evodia Whitsunday Coconut & Lime Soap Bar 180gm 3 13.95
EV-180-SO-SJ Evodia Adelaide Hills Jasmine Soap Bar 180gm 3 13.95
EV-180-SO-LA Evodia Tasmanian Lavender Soap Bar 180gm 3 13.95
EV-100-HC-FR Evodia Byron Bay Frangipani Hand Cream 100ml 3 17.95
EV-100-HC-CN Evodia Whitsunday Coconut & Lime Hand Cream 100ml 3 17.95
EV-100-HC-SJ Evodia Adelaide Hills Jasmine Hand Cream 100ml 3 17.95
EV-100-HC-RO Evodia Victoria Rose Hand Cream 100ml 3 17.95
EV-200-BM-FR Evodia Byron Bay Frangipani Body Mist 200ml 3 25.95
EV-200-BM-CN Evodia Whitsunday Coconut & Lime Body Mist 200ml 3 25.95
EV-200-BM-SJ Evodia Adelaide Hills Jasmine Body Mist 200ml 3 25.95
EV-200-BM-RO Evodia Victoria Rose Body Mist 200ml 3 25.95
EV-000-GB-00 Evodia GWP Floral Print Bag 6 19.95

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Friday 05 May 2017

National opt-out urged Beware the Gorilla


THE Therapeutic Goods
Pharmacy workforce
program review
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia report on the trials completed late Administration has issued a formal
COMMUNITY pharmacists,
has said it welcomed the success last year (PD 30 Oct 15). warning about Black Gorilla
students, pharmacy assistants,
of the My Health Record pilot Community pharmacists were tablets (pictured), with a new
interns and pharmacy graduates
projects which have confirmed the among the healthcare providers safety advisory stating the products
are being invited to take part in
overwhelming benefits of the opt participating in the project. pose a serious risk to health.
a series of surveys as part of an
out model involving automatic When compared with two opt-in The tablets contain the
ongoing review into workforce
creation of patient records. trials conducted in Ballarat and undeclared prescription substance
programs administered under
The formal evaluation of the Perth, the opt-out trials achieved sildenafil,
the Sixth Community Pharmacy
trials, released yesterday, has better outcomes in terms of with TGA
Agreement.
recommended that the Federal participation, understanding and investigations
Healthcare Management Advisors
Government proceed to a some aspects of use of the My showing a
have been contracted by the
national opt-out approach, a Health Record system. number of people
Department of Health to conduct
recommendation which is fully Guild national president George in Australia may
the surveys which aim to assess
supported by the Guild. Tambassis said, The Guild has long have bought the
whether the various schemes
Taking all the data into supported an opt-out model for My product online.
effectively address workforce
consideration we can see no reason Health Record as the clearest path Its been a
shortages in rural pharmacy.
not to proceed with an opt-out to meaningful use of a national busy time at the
The programs include the Rural
approach in one national step digital health record system, which TGA which also
Pharmacy Scholarship and Mentor
rather than any progressive staged can provide key clinical data at tested XXXL
Scheme, the Aboriginal and
approach, the report said. important points of care across Penis Enlarging
Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy
The pilot opt-out programs a patients journey through the Ointment which
Scholarship Scheme, the Intern
were conducted in the Northern health care system. was found to
Incentive for Rural Pharmacies, the
Queensland Primary Health An opt-out model will also contain tadalafil.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Network (PHN), and in the Nepean provide a greater opportunity Other safety advisories issued
Pharmacy Assistant Traineeship
Blue Mountains PHN, with the final to further realise community yesterday include warnings about
Scheme and the Continuing
pharmacies digital health potential France T253 capsules which were
Professional Education Allowance.
within the patient-centric care found to contain sildenafil and
Also covered in the review is the
model, he added, with the Guild chloramphenicol; Dragon Power
Emergency Locum Service, the
working with the Australian Digital Capsules which contain sildenafil,
Rural Intern Training Allowance, the
Health Agency to explore ways zopiclone and phenolphthalein; and
This week Pharmacy Daily and Rural Pharmacy Mentor Scheme
to maximise the utilisation of Gold Reallas XXX Capsules which
Dreambaby are giving readers the and the Rural Pharmacy Liaison
community pharmacy in the system. contain sildenafil.
chance to win each day the new Officer Program.
The TGA said it had also tested
Dreambaby EZY-Reach Organiser. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Real Skill Male Sexual Stimulant
are fully supportive of assessing the
With its Indian prescribers capsules, Rize N Shine tablets,
current programs and encourage
generous 100% Healthy Food for Men
storage, rebel against generics tablets, V9 Male Sexual Stimulant
you to take part, according to an
THE Indian government may force update on the 6CPA website posted
its just tablets and MME Maxman IX
doctors to only prescribe generic yesterday.
the thing capsules, all of which were found
medications, with prime minister A variety of survey links for
to store to contain undeclared sildenafil.
Narendra Modi recently slamming participating pharmacists, students,
all your None of the items have been
medical practitioners for writing pharmacy assistants, interns and
must-haves when youre out with assessed by the TGA for quality,
little ones. It has two internal prescriptions in such a way that graduates are now available at
safety and efficacy, the agency said.
drink holders and also comes with poor people do not understand the www.6cpa.com.au.
a Zip-On, Zip-Off wristlet with handwriting, and he has to buy that
headphone access. Available in medicine from private stores at
two colours, black or grey. RRP: high prices.
$29.95. #dreambabysafety @ In response, the Medical Council
dreambabysafety. For more visit of India, which regulates the
www.dreambaby.com.au or call health profession, has reiterated
(02) 9386 4000. guidelines released last year
To win, be the first person from VIC requiring doctors to prescribe only
or TAS to send the correct answer generics and to write in a legible
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comp@pharmacydaily.com.au However doctors are apparently
persisting in writing scripts for
What is the recommended retail
branded drugs, with Modis
price of the new Dreambaby
statements seen as a hint that a
EZY-Reach Organiser?
legal framework may be introduced
Congratulations to yesterdays winner, Nick
to mandate the change.
Partridge.

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Professionals Society report.

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