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Tuesday 16 May 2017

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Todays issue of PD
Pharmacy Daily today has
Pharmaxis $14m from BI Trial recruiting adults
Curtin University has launched
Sydney-based research the 10 million we expect for the a new clinical trial to investigate a
two pages of news, our Winter
pharmaceutical company second indication would bring strategy for treating hypertension
Spotlight feature on page 3
Pharmaxis has announced total expected milestones received and seeks to recruit more than 100
and a full page from Pharmacy
that Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) for starting phase 2 trials in two West Australian adults (older than
4 Less. 18 years) to volunteer to take part
is injecting more funds into the diseases to approximately A$42
development of Pharmaxis drug million in this calendar year. through The Healthy Living Clinic at
Know Pneumonia Day development asset PXS-4728A. This is an important signal the University.
Three-in-four Australian In addition to a phase 2 trial in about Boehringer confidence in The QUARTET clinical trial, funded
adults do not consider life- Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis the potential of PXS-4728A to help by a grant from the National Health
threatening consequences as (NASH) that is scheduled to start patients. and Medical Research Council, will
sufficient motivation to vaccinate mid-year, BI has confirmed that a Further developments in assess whether a new treatment,
against pneumococcal pneumonia, phase 2 trial for a second indication the treatments of fibrosis and ultra-low-dose quadruple therapy
although 63% have at least one risk will also commence during 2017. inflammation are planned with (LDQT), will lower blood pressure
factor for contracting the often fatal As a result, Pharmaxis will receive the injection of these additional more effectively than standard dose
infection, says Lung Foundation its anticipated milestone payment funds so that the company can monotherapy - to find out more,
Australia. of 18 million for the start of the build capabilities to translate and call Curtin on (08) 9266 5860.
New research released today NASH trial but in addition, a further commercialise early stage research
by the Foundation reveals that
Australian children have a 93%
10 million (A$14 million) for the
second indication.
assets into products highly valued
by large pharma companies seeking
Thunderstorm asthma
pneumococcal vaccine uptake, Pharmaxis ceo Gary Phillips said, partnerships, he added. Asthma Australia
but there is a significant gap PXS-4728A is an anti-inflammatory BIs responsibilities under the is urging anyone
between pneumococcal pneumonia drug with excellent preclinical data agreement include all development, concerned about
vaccination rates (46%) and the in several disease models. regulatory, manufacturing and thunderstorm asthma,
much higher flu vaccination rates We are delighted to see commercialisation activities around following the somewhat
(69%) reported among equally Boehringer looking to exploit that PXS-4728A, Phillips said. alarming 60
vulnerable seniors aged 65+ years. potential and commence clinical Minutes
Visit knowpneumonia.org for development in a fresh indication in story on
more research details. the second half of this year.
New medicine labels the Victorian storm event
The structure of the deal with The Therapeutic Goods earlier this year, to consult their GP,
Boehringer anticipated its potential Administration (TGA) has pharmacist or call 1800 ASTHMA
Osteoporosis course in more than one disease and announced that labels on (278 462) for information and
medicines will need to identify any support.
Guild Learning and Development
possible allergens in addition to the The organisation advised people
has partnered with Sanofi-Aventis
with asthma to be vigilant going
Australia to develop a new Bexsero supply presently mandatory peanuts and
into the spring season if pollen is a
online course titled Vitamin D gluten references.
GSK has announced that in spite trigger, check with their GP about
supplementation in bone health. The additional substances include
of significant increases in supply of their Asthma Action Plan, keep up
Designed specifically for crustacea, fish, eggs, soya, milk and
Bexsero (meningococcal B) vaccine regular preventer medication and
pharmacists, the study opportunity tree nuts, although they may not
this year, it still isnt meeting take reliever medication at the first
will enable participants to describe appear for a few years with drug
demand and it is working hard to sign of breathlessness.
the process of bone metabolism, companies being given a grace
bring more doses into the country. The asthma support group also
including the role of vitamin D, period of four years to implement
The company is bringing an reminded patients to contact
as well as assisting pharmacists the requirements.
additional 200,000 doses of emergency services if first aid is not
in identifying patients who may For a full list of currently required
Bexsero into Australia and they will successful.
benefit from 7000IU once per label statements, visit tga.gov.au.
be available from pharmacies and
week vitamin D supplementation, GP surgeries from the start of Jun.
including important counselling We understand it has been
points and advice for patients.
With about half of all
distressing for parents who want
to protect their children against
Repairs
osteoporosis patients not realising
they have the disease until they
meningococcal B but havent been
able to access the vaccine, a GSK
damaged
suffer from a low-impact fracture, spokesperson said.
osteoporosis is a chronic and
frequently asymptomatic condition.
We hope these additional doses
will go along way to meet the
hands.
Being asymptomatic, compliance current demand.
is also often problematic in long Families can expect to pay in
term treatment, the Guild says. the range of $120-140 per dose
Contact the Guild Learning and of Bexsero depending on which
Development on 03 9810 9930 or pharmacy they visit.
learninganddevelopment@guild.org.au More info from GSK medical
for more information. information on 1800 033 109.

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Dispensary Cosmetic S4 advertising alert Guild


Prescription-only products remove or reduce wrinkles and
Corner including cosmetic injections lines on the face, around the Update
compounded by a pharmacy for an eyes, forehead, lips and neck, or
DOES energy drink Red Bull really individual patient are still subject to improve the appearance of
give you wings? to the usual advertising regulations submental fat, and would all be Ransomware
Paris-based Sorbonne University
Behavioral Lab put this theory to
for Schedule 4 (S4) products, the
Therapeutic Goods Administration
subject to the Poisons Standard
regulations, the TGA said.
threat
the test with 154 young men, with (TGA) has clarified. To legally promote these THERE has been considerable
51% who were told they were The TGA has issued a reminder to businesses, the TGA has provided media attention over the
drinking the cocktail mix labelled weekend regarding the latest
health professionals and cosmetic/ a list of acceptable general
as Red Bull and vodka, perceived wave of ransomware attacks,
beauty clinics which advertise terms which if used without
increased intoxication. which can encrypt files and
cosmetic services that products specific reference to individual S4
They were also more likely to require a ransom to be paid to
containing S3, S4 and S8 ingredients items, can still communicate the
chat up women and take more unlock those files.
all fall under the Standard for the objectives of the therapy.
risk in a gambling game. Ransomware viruses
Uniform Scheduling of Medicines Visit tga.gov.au for details.
The results showed that commonly spread through
and Poisons (SUSMP) (the Poisons
brands can influence consumers emails, either with malicious
Standard). Man XXX Herbal risk
expectations and their behaviour. attachments or with links to
Breaches of this regulation attract
Pierre Chandon, professor of The TGA has tested a product websites where malicious
a maximum penalty of $10,800
labelled Man XXX Herbal capsules applications will be covertly
marketing at INSEAD told UPI that for an individual and $54,000 for a
and found the capsules contain the downloaded. Be wary of any
regulations and codes of conduct body corporate, the TGA says.
undeclared substance levodopa, emails received containing
should consider psychological and Some cosmetic injections
a prescription-only Parkinsons attachment or website links
not just physiological effects of advertised to the public by health
Disease therapy, and may pose a which you would not be
products. professionals and cosmetic/beauty
risk to health. expecting to receive.
Siri, the virtual digital assistant clinics include hyaluronic acid, How to Recognise a Suspect
hyaluronan, sodium hyaluronate, The agency has also issued a
on Apple iPhones, is being credited safety advisory about Meditech Email Message:
with saving a mans life in the USA collagen, botulinum toxin, polylactic
ultrasound gel, with all lots of the 1. Be aware that the senders
after he was hurt in an explosion. acid, polyacrylamide, calcium
product being recalled due to a risk address does not guarantee
Christopher Beacher was hydroxyapatite, polycaprolactone that the message has been
or deoxycholic acid, all under of bacterial contamination.
checking on a vacant cottage in The gel is used in some states and sent from a trusted source
Wilmot, New Hampshire when different brand names. 2. Be wary of alarmist language
These products are usually territories for specialist catheter
he thought there was something insertion - details at tga.gov.au. 3. Be wary of offers of financial
suspicious so he went inside. administered to temporarily or other rewards
Apparently there was a gas leak, 4. Be wary of emails asking you
and when he turned on a light to click on links to perform
the whole place caught fire with actions such as updating your
the mans face and hands badly Each day this week, Pharmacy Daily and Plunketts are giving away details or submitting personal
burned by the explosion. information
Plunketts Vita E Cream, Ointment and Oil.
Unable to dial his phone due 5. Be wary of emails requesting
to his injuries, he somehow Plunketts Vita E combines potent levels that you perform tasks that
managed to ask Siri to call 911. of Vitamin E plus rich Rosehip Oil. Natural are out of the ordinary or
Emergency services were Vitamin E ensures quick absorption and circumvent normal procedure
summoned and hes now a soft cream texture while helping skin 6. Be wary of emails containing
recovering, telling local TV station retain moisture. Rosehip Oil is rich in attachments which you are
WMUR hes very, very, extremely vitamins A and C and helps improve skin not expecting to receive
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A comment on an online version To win, be the first from QLD to send the correct answer to the be especially wary of .zip files.
of the report quips little does he question to comp@pharmacydaily.com.au 7. Be wary of any email you
know, Siri rigged the explosion
receive if it is unclear why the
simply so she could look like a Which vitamins are in Rosehip Oil?
email should have been sent
hero at the end of the day. Congratulations to yesterdays winner, Trine Nielsen from Manly Vale Pharmacy. to you.

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