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Wednesday 17 May 2017 An even better
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Med shortages risk


The International Pharmaceutical
e-Script firms seek ACCC tick GSK award opens
Nominations for GSKs Award
Federation (FIP) has released a new FRED IT Group offshoot eRx Script authorisation until funding under for Research Excellence are now
report investigating some of the Exchange has lodged an application the Sixth Community Pharmacy open until 10 Jul.
systems used to report medicines with the Australian Competition Agreement (6CPA) ends in 2020. The longstanding award seeks
shortages around the world, with and Consumer Commission (ACCC) The application highlights the to assist leading Australian
a focus on Australia, Canada, to extend the existing authorisation benefits of supporting the uptake researchers by providing the winner
Netherlands, Slovakia, South Africa which allows it to cooperate with and use of electronic prescriptions, with an $80,000
and the USA. rival IP MDS Pty Ltd, formerly which reduce transcription errors, grant to support
The eight different medicine known as MediSecure. improve healthcare and offer their research
shortages reporting systems are The groups both operate general efficiency benefits for both journey GSK said.
reviewed, and features such as Prescription Exchange Systems prescribers and dispensers. It has been
the scope of the shortages listed, (PESs), and the agreement sees The Electronic Prescription Fee awarded since 1980
the criteria applied (such as the them share equally in the fee which (EPF) is payable under the 6CPA to recognise outstanding
predicted duration of a shortage) is charged to a pharmacy user and and allowing eRx and IPS to share it achievements in medical research
and the sources of information the government by the system to equally eliminates any incentive to with potential importance to
used, are compared. which a pharmacy is connected. hinder interoperablity. human health.
Medicines shortages are putting With the Commonwealths PES The 6CPA provides funding of Successful applicants are
safety and lives at risk, said Andy Interoperability Project, electronic $12.7m per year to fund payments generally expected to be mid-
Gray, co-editor of the report. prescriptions can be accessed by all to pharmacists of 15 cents per career researchers with a long-
This report aims to guide the pharmacies, regardless of the PES eligible electronic prescription. standing commitment to their field.
development or improvement of origin of the electronic prescription. Presently approximately 75% The winner will be announced
reporting systems through the The Commercial Interchange of doctors and more than 90% of on Thursday 12 Oct at the Annual
sharing of best practices. Agreement has been in place pharmacies use a PES, with hopes Research Australia Awards, at the
CLICK HERE for the FIP report. since 2012, with the existing ACCC to increase that number, eRx said. Metropolis, Melbourne.
authorisation set to expire 30 Jun. Ongoing interoperability of PESs Nominations are now being
eRx and IPS are seeking will yield benefits in healthcare accepted online at au.gsk.com.
an extension of the existing services and better use of
medicine, the application promises.
The Pharmacy Guild and Telstra
Willach propels iHealth Health each own 50% of Fred IT .
Willach Australia has partnered
with Propell Health to offer the
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