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Prozac pregnancy fail


The most commonly prescribed
Pharmacist steroid charges Guild Bus-Plan comp
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
antidepressant, fluoxetine, sold as The Health Care Complaints Therapeutic Goods Administration, has announced that registrations
Prozac and other brands, has been Commission (HCCC) brought and are prohibited for use here. have now closed for the 2017
linked to an increased risk of birth charges against 32-year-old Subsequent investigations National Student Business Plan
defects when used by pregnant pharmacist Adam Kennedy before resulted in Kennedy this week Competition, with 14 teams ready
women, according to a meta- the NSW Civil and Administrative being reprimanded and ordered to compete.
analysis published in the British Tribunal, which has handed down not to work as a Pharmacist in This years entrants include
Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. its decision including further Charge or be a pharmacy proprietor multiple registrations from several
CLICK HERE for the study. restriction of products to be or seek to review this position pharmacy schools and registrations
dispensed by Kennedy. within two years. from first-time entrant, New
In Apr 2014 the NSW Police He was also ordered to operate
PSNZ Gold Medal informed the Pharmaceutical under a mentor and not handle a
Zealands University of Otago.
The competition, which
The Pharmaceutical Society of Services Unit (PSU) of the NSW range of medicines. commenced in 2006, encourages
New Zealand (PSNZ) has honoured Health Ministry they had concerns innovation amongst pharmacy
Dr John Dunlop with the Societys about some dispensing matters
Gold Medal, the highest award that especially relating to privately
Draft ACMS decisions students.
Competitors progress through
can be made to a member. imported anabolic steroids. The Therapeutic Goods
several rounds culminating
The Gold Medal recognises PSU officer Paul Smith inspected Administration is proposing
in the finals to be held at the
significant and the pharmacy where Kennedy was allowing advertising of emergency
Pharmacy Connect conference
outstanding Pharmacist in Charge, with the contraception drug ulipristal, with
in Sydney 01-03 Sep and will
contributions to inspection revealing numerous an Appendix H listing of the item
provide $15,000 in cash prizes to
the pharmacy breaches of regulations relating to one of the interim decisions by the
the finalists (top three teams) in
profession, a the storage and record-keeping of Advisory Committee on Medicines
addition to registration, flights
higher level pharmaceutical goods. Scheduling released yesterday.
and accommodation to attend the
award than a In addition, significant quantities Other proposals include
conference.
Fellowship. of the anabolic steroid, Stanozolol, new scheduling for ibuprofen,
In his 78th including Diamond-branded penciclovir and loratidine.
year John has seen and participated Stanozolol products, were found The ACMS is suggesting loratidine Dental fines top $10m
in extensive changes in pharmacy during the inspection. be exempt from scheduling in The Australian Dental Industry
and has led the profession in a Stanozolol is rarely prescribed as preparations containing 10mg or Asssociation (ADIA) has alerted
diverse range of initiatives that medication in NSW and is known to less in packs of up to ten when its members to the new penalties
have enhanced the status, the be abused by some body builders. used in kids from six years of age for illegal importation or supply
role and even the salaries of Diamond-branded Stanozolol for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. of dental products, exceeding
pharmacists. products are not registered by the Penciclovir is also set to be $1m for individuals and $10m for
exempt from scheduling in companies, effective 01 Jul.
preparations containing 1% or less By enhancing the level of
for the treatment of herpes liabalis. penalty, the Therapeutic
COPD: demonstrating Ibuprofens scheduling will allow
S3 versions in a modified release
Goods Administration (TGA)
is emphasising that private
devices, evaluating dosage form, as well as a new
entry for the NSAID in Appendix H
importation and sale of dental

medicines because there is a public health


interest to inform consumers
products that have not been
assessed and approved by the
TGA is not going to be ignored - as
about pain relief options through may have been perceived by some
Up to 90% of patients who advertising - see tga.gov.au. members, ADIA said.
use an inhaler device dont
use it correctly.
Support your patients
rehydrate
by adopting best protect
practice methods to
teach and assess renew.
inhaler technique.

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