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Monday 22 May 2017

Todays issue of PD FIP urges global cooperation TGA safety update


THE Therapeutic Goods
Pharmacy Daily today has THE International Pharmaceutical patients, the FIP president added. Administration (TGA) has issued
two pages of news plus a full Federation (FIP) has called on Pena noted the rise of a new Medicines Safety Update,
page from Wizard Pharmacy. scientists, pharmacy practitioners new players in research and with the bulletin detailing potential
and educators from across the development which have seen issues around Viekira PAK, ingenol
Maxigesic EU tick globe to work together in order to a number of formerly neglected mebutate and testosterone.
AFT Pharmaceuticals has been respond to the worlds pressing diseases become priorities, with a Health professionals are advised
notified of a decision by the health care needs. more open-access model driven by that while the Product Information
European Medicines Agency to Speaking at the opening of the public and philanthropic funders set (PI) for hepatitis C drugs Viekira
approve its Maxigesic paracetamol- 6th Pharmaceutical Sciences to reinforce social accountability. PAK and Viekira PAK-RBV carry
ibuprofen combination analgesic World Congress in Stockholm, For the first time scientific a precaution for a potential
for sale in Austria, Belgium, France, Sweden yesterday, FIP president research has been recognised as a interaction with ethinyloestradiol-
Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Carmen Pena said the increasingly contributor to the United Nations containing medicines and use
Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. globalised world of research Sustainable Development Goals, of these medicines is listed
AFT ceo Hartley Atkinson said and manufacturing offered key with governments set to report as a contraindication, not all
receiving regulatory approval in the opportunities to pharmaceutical progress around key indicator ethinyloeastradiol-containing
nine additional countries would scientists, with the bringing including R&D expenditure as a medicines currently provide similar
open up significant opportunities. together of different fields of proportion of GDP, and the number information about Viekira PAK and
France is the second largest expertise, sectors and nationalities of researchers per million residents. Viekira PAK-RBV.
potential market in the world after set to help solve health issues. Preparing a sustainable success Technivie, a recently registered
the USA, while the nine additions Integration will become the of pharmaceutical sciences is no hepatitis C medicine, is also
collectively currently account for key word in the success of the small task. It will require extensive affected by this issue.
over US$1.8 billion in annual sales pharmaceutical sciences, she said. and coordinated efforts to ensure Other items in the update include
of paracetamol and ibuprofen. Integration also means that that there will be a sufficient warnings about hypersensitivity
borders between clinical trials and number of pharmaceutical scientists reactions, herpes zoster and eye
post-marketing surveillance are with the appropriate skills to injury which have been added
Nucala orphan drug shifting to allow faster access to respond to the coming challenges, to the PI for ingenol mebutate,
THE Therapeutic Goods innovations while limiting risks for she concluded. marketed in Australia as Picato
Administration has added Nucala More than 1,000 pharmacists and gel for the treatment of actinic
(mepolizumab) to its list of pharmaceutical scientists from 73 keratosis.
designated orphan drugs. Clinical trials funding countries have gathered in Sweden Theres also advice following a
The GlaxoSmithKline product for the FIP World Congress this TGA review of testosterone and the
THE Federal Government
is indicated for the treatment week which is themed Future risk of venous thromboembolism -
has announced the provision
of patients with Eosinophilic medicines for one world. see the update at tga.gov.au.
of $33 million for medical
Granulomatosis with Polyangilitis.
research trials and fellowships,
with Health Minister Greg Hunt
German digital health detailing the funding as part of an
announcement for International COPD: demonstrating
cooperation
THE Federal Government has
Clinical Trials Day yesterday.
Initiatives include $13 million devices, evaluating
signed a Joint Declaration of Intent
on Bilateral Health Cooperation
from the Medical Research Future
Fund to support studies into medicines
with the German Minister for key public health areas which
Health, Hermann Grohe, with contribute to the highest burden of Up to 90% of patients who
Australian Minister for Aged Care disease, including the application of
precision medicine.
use an inhaler device dont
Ken Wyatt sealing the deal during
the first ever G20 Health Ministers The Australian Clinical Trials use it correctly.
Meeting in Berlin last week. Alliance will receive $5 million to
Germany and Australia seek support its work ensuring Australia Support your patients
to ensure our respective health maintains its world-leading clinical by adopting best
systems deliver access to quality trial standards; there is $7 million
care to all who need it, Wyatt over four years to help redesign practice methods to
said, adding in particular we are state and territory clinical trial teach and assess
interested in sharing information operating systems and establish
about digital health. a one-stop shop to centralise, inhaler technique.
During the meeting Wyatt also streamline and rationalise clinical
met with the Indian Minister for trial administration.
Health, Jagat Prakash Nadda, to Other projects funded include
discuss the new Australia-India international cooperation to Pharmacy Practice Review
Memorandum of Understanding on
health cooperation.
address pandemics and tackle
antimicrobial resistance.
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Dispensary SHPA Constitution revamp Weekly


PHARMACY assistants and be expressed in supporting
Corner technicians will be able to become regulations which will better Comment
voting members of the Society of reflect levels of duty and obligation
WILDLIFE officials in Thailand Hospital Pharmacists of Australia in the organisation.
have captured a morbidly obese (SHPA) as part of a wide-ranging The Society has published a list
wild monkey, after photos of the Welcome to
proposed makeover of the of Frequently Asked Questions, PDs weekly
big beast began circulating on organisations Constitution. collating feedback from discussions
social media last month. comment feature.
The SHPA has confirmed details held by its Member Advisory This weeks
Nicknamed Uncle Fat the of the update which it says will Committee, consultations and an
massive macaque (pictured) contributor is
reflect best contemporary practice online discussion forum relating to
gained weight after years of Narisha Ashelford,
[and] allow SHPA to become a more the proposed Constitution.
gorging himself on junk food and Certified Sleep Consultant and
agile and responsive organisation. Key issues raised include the
soft drink left behind by tourists Key changes will see the criteria for qualifications and DUIT Baby Skincare Expert.
- much of it brought to him as
tribute by subordinate monkeys.
introduction of remuneration for
SHPA directors to acknowledge the
classifications of technicians, and
whether pharmacists would be
Myth 4: I dont need
The chunky monkey, who weighs
about 26kg has now been placed
fiduciary risk they bear as done at unwilling to pay a higher level of to use a barrier
all pharmacy organisations. membership fee to obtain the same
on a strict diet. A new board structure would voting rights as technican members.
cream or powder
include seven elected pharmacists The current semi-proportional on my babys nappy
and three other non-member representation for states and
expert directors to provide a territories would cease on the area
broader skill base. new board, with a single elected NAPPY change cream and
And the Constitutional change will director from each branch. powder offers protection to
also see the addition of technicians Proposed remuneration fees those sensitive areas that
THE accession of Donald Trump and pharmacy assistants as voting for the board are $600 per day are exposed to urine and
to the US Presidency this year members, and organisations as for a director ($1000 for the faecal matter. Nappy rash is
has been excellent news for non-voting members, to ensure chair) for face-to-face meetings extremely painful and may
some sectors, with one particular broader perspectives inform more and $240 ($400 for the chair)
lead to secondary infections.
beneficiary being Washington considered decision-making. for teleconferences, with a total
Antifungal medicated creams
D.C.s public hygiene industry. Existing clauses regarding branch combined annual budget of
operations will move from the $52,000 annually.
will need to be used if the
A significant increase in anti-
Constitution itself to instead More info at shpa.org.au. nappy rash persists. If the rash
government demonstrations in
doesnt improve within one to
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