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Pharmacy Daily today has
Kiwi condom friction rises PBS rejig hits renters
The rate of change around
THe New Zealand Pharmacy community or hospital pharmacies. the latest Pharmaceutical
two pages of news plus a full
Guild has proposed a radical However the NZ Guild has lodged Benefits Scheme (PBS) reforms
page from Pharmacy 4 Less.
change to the way government- a submission saying it believes the has outstripped the capacity of
subsidised condoms and Nicotine proposal encourages ordering stock many pharmacies to absorb the
New drug for MRSA Replacement Therapy (NRT) are in bulk, increasing costs through impact or manage long term
phase 3 testing of novel distributed across the country, expired stock and wastage. rental commitments premised on
once-daily treatment IV-to-oral as a response to a government We have further concerns that previous PBS pricing arrangements,
omadacycline from Paratek consultation about bulk delivery. awarding a distribution and logistics according to an analysis by Allfin
Pharmaceuticals has revealed that NZ pharmaceutical agency service agreement with [Onelink] Financial Services.
it effectively and safely treats the PHARMAC is proposing to award will not meet PHARMACs goals Allfin md Mark Churchill said the
most frequently isolated bacterial a distribution and logistics service of widening options for providing unrealistic timeframes in which the
pathogens associated with skin agreement to EBOS offshoot funded pharmaceuticals to reforms have been applied mean
infections, including methicillin- Onelink, with the company then patients, the NZ Guild said. many pharmacists are caught in a
resistant Staphylococcus aureus handling orders from eligible As an alternative, the Guild is difficult position.
(MRSA), according to a report in consumer groups for delivery to suggesting an alternative supply Their commitment to offer an
Dermatology Times. their registered locations. model of the items through integral service to their community
Omadacycline is the first in a PHARMAC said the move would community pharmacy, allowing the (now for significantly less money)
new class of tetracyclines, known reduce the administrative burden organisations to request supplies is being compromised by their
as aminomethylcyclines, with and costs for organisations such on an as-needed basis rather than responsibility to pay their landlords
broad-spectrum activity against as the NZ Aids Foundation and the having to forecast their use and and their staff, he said, urging
Gram-positive, Gram-negative and NZ Prostitutes Collective as well as wait on stock distribution from pharmacy owners to approach
atypical bacteria. NRT Authorised Providers. main centres. landlords now rather than wait
For NRT the plan would simply PHARMAC has already entered until existing leases end.
see a change in the delivery into a provisional deal with Onelink,
Palliative care company after Jul 2017, with with the consultation set to help
NHMRC certainty
PHARMAC saying the plan does us decide if the agreement should
resource launched not affect patients, prescribers, or be finalised. Health Minister Greg Hunt
With new data showing that If it is, the changes would become yesterday announced changes
hospitalisations for palliative effective from 01 Jul 2017. to National Health & Medical
care are growing faster than all Hunt editorial Research Council (NHMRC) funding
hospitalisations, according to the Health Minister Greg Hunt arrangements, with the revamp
Australian Institute of Health and has provided an editorial for this
New FIP meds plan aiming to reduce the burden on
Welfare (AIHW), the Federal Aged weeks Pharmacy Guild Forefront, The International Pharmaceutical researchers in applying for funding
Care Minister Ken Wyatt yesterday reiterating his commitment to Federations (FIP) World Congress across different schemes by
launched a new website containing community pharmacy and detailing continued yesterday in Stockholm, providing consolidated five year
evidence-based medical and the recently concluded budget Sweden with discussion on new grants for our high performing
practical information for people agreement with the Guild. drugs based on systems biology. researchers at all stages of their
involved with end of life matters. Hunt said a key element of the Deeper understanding of disease careers.
The site, named palliAGED, Long Term National Health Plan networks and genetics is leading Hunt said the move would provide
includes a video highlighting the was to to maximise the role of to a new era of medicines, with more opportunities for promising
crucial roles pharmacists can play the community pharmacy sector in FIP set to now develop a formal researchers early in their careers
featuring Neil Petrie, consultant providing access to medicines and position paper emphasising the and also assist clinical researchers
pharmacist in Community/Aged advice to improve the health of all importance of science and research who split their time between
Care - to view, CLICK HERE. Australians. in graduate pharmacy programs. research and patient care.

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