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Wednesday 31 May 2017

PSS call for support New eczema course


The Pharmacists Support Service
First cannabis crop planting the Pharmacy Guild of Australias
(PSS) seeks help from the pharmacy Melbourne-based Cann agreement, the terms of which, Guild Learning and Development
profession to support the wellbeing Group has announced it will receive including manufacturer details, has released a new Pharmacy
of colleagues, with an appeal its first plant material and start volume, and price will be kept Health Solutions online course
reminding them It may be you cultivation of medicinal cannabis in confidential, the company said. titled Itchy, red skin.
who needs help this year, through the coming days after securing the The company added that it was Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a
a tax deductible donation. necessary permits from working toward specific common, pruritic and inflammatory
It can be a single gift or an the governments Office scale-up milestones skin condition that affects many
ongoing commitment, said PSS vice of Drug Control (ODC). throughout this year. patients who visit community
president Gilly Swinnerton. The company has been Cann ceo Peter Crock said, pharmacies.
She said calls to the service had issued with one medicinal We will start cultivation The recurrence and flare-ups
risen by 33% this year. cannabis permit and at our southern facility, that patients often experience
More calls and training more two cannabis research while work continues on provide an excellent opportunity
volunteers bring extra overheads. permits. preparing our northern for pharmacists to engage
See supportforpharmacists.org.au. These permits will facilitate facility, also in Melbourne, which with patients and monitor this
the establishment of breeding will have a larger cultivation and troublesome skin condition, the
Guild says.
Gummies blasted plants for propagation purposes, a production capacity.
Community pharmacist and Guild
research program being undertaken
Bioglans popular childrens with the CSIRO to develop unique Victoria Branch president Anthony
vitamin product Vita Gummies has cannabis extracts and the supply of Unhealthy advertising Tassone says he believes that
been found to have mislabelled the plant material for manufacturing this online course will provide an
Queenslands long-time
sugar and carbohydrate content into medicinal cannabis products important refresher to pharmacists
domination of the annual rugby
of their product, putting childrens for patient use. around the appropriate use of
league State of Origin series also
teeth (and gums) at risk, according The first plants being cultivated by topical corticosteroids.
extends to unhealthy
to an article in the online public Cann are expected to be harvested Patients often require ongoing
gambling and alcohol
health watchdog The Conversation. by early Aug this year. support with their eczema to deal
messages, according
In our opinion, these products Harvested material from the with recurrence or flare-ups, he
to an analysis by Dr
are unhealthy and exploitative, plants cultivated under the said adding, Pharmacists can
Melissa Stoneham,
said the article from the University medicinal cannabis permit are provide advice on the appropriate
Director of the Public
(Monash and UNSW) and Victorian being supplied under a commercial use of corticosteroids and other
Health Advocacy Institute of WA, at
Government sponsored site. treatments that may also include
Curtin University.
Their high sugar content may over-the-counter products to help
During tonights
appeal to young children, but PPI claiming 01 Jun 2017 series opener manage their skin condition.
theyre not a good introduction to a Pharmacy owners are The MSD-sponsored CPD course
in Qld, Stoneham
healthy diet, the authors claimed. reminded that claiming for PPI covers pathophysiology of the
highlights that the
The Bioglan website apparently Clinical Interventions and Dose disease states as well as indications,
XXXX Queensland
states that an average serving is Administration Aids for the 01 mode of action, dosage and the
Maroons will
two gummies (5.6g), which the Apr-31 May 2017 claiming period role for non-prescription medicines
have twice as many examples of
formulation states have 3g sugar is available for two weeks from in the management of eczema.
unhealthy advertising on their
(54% by weight). tomorrow, 01 Jun 2017. Visit myCPD.org.au for details.
uniforms as the VB NSW Blues.
They also stated there was 3mg Claims can be made via the 6CPA
of sugar per 100g of product which Registration and Claiming Portal,
is clearly mislabelled; 100g of with pharmacists reminded to
product must contain 54g of sugar, ensure they have a process in place
not 3mg, the article stated. This week Pharmacy Daily and Burnaid are giving away each day a prize
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