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Mundipharmas Akynzeo
SHPA specialties now open Pharmacist fatigue
Pharmacists and pharmacy
(netupitant with palonosetron) has The Society of Hospital peers as they develop their technicians in Minnesota will no
been added to the Pharmaceutical Pharmacists of Australia has specialty expertise and enables longer be able to work more than
Benefits Scheme for nausea and opened its new model for Specialty members to be engaged in multiple a 12 hour shift under a new law
vomiting, effective 01 Jun. Practice (PD 11 May) for enrolment, specialties. intended to reduce the errors
The listing is a streamlined with 26 streams to choose from. More broadly, the model resulting from fatigue, according to
authority required - see pbs.gov.au. Each of the Specialty Practice provides greater opportunities a report in Drug Topics.
Streams will feature an Interest for members to contribute to The new ruling, which takes
Group, Practice Group and SHPAs work in specialised areas of effect 01 Jul, also demands that
Ice abuse trend Leadership Committee, with practice, an investment in members pharmacists be given reasonable
While recent abuse of members now able to enrol in and their pharmacy practice that time for breaks.
methamphetamines has fallen, Interest Groups for areas in which will ultimately lead to better If they work more than six hours,
there is a continuing trend toward they currently practice. patient care, Michaels said. they are entitled to a 30-minute,
ice rather than other forms, such a Eligible members will be able to Enrol at www.shpa.org.au. uninterrupted break.
powder, according to a new report join Practice Groups and Leadership In addition, pharmacy personnel
from the Australian Institute of Committees later in the year are allowed reasonable time to
Health and Welfare (AIHW). with Practice Groups to open for SUSMP #17 posted use the restroom every four hours.
The report presents first results application in late Jun-early Jul. The Jun edition (#17) of Minnesota pharmacists came
from the 2016 National Drug SHPA Kristin Michaels said the the Standard for the Uniform under fire after a Fox TV report
Strategy Household Survey, new approach provides members Scheduling of Medicines and found that errors at Minnesota
including information on nearly with greater access to the expertise Poisons (SUSMP) incorporates pharmacies were on the increase.
24,000 Australians use of, and of fellow members working in a numerous changes to the Poisons The report referred to a case in
attitudes toward, tobacco, alcohol field, opportunities to support Standard Feb 2017. which a customer suffered a stroke
and illicit drugs, with encouraging Among the more obvious changes after a pharmacy gave the customer
results around the proportion of are those related to international the wrong prescription.
non-smoker Australians. Stemetil recall harmonisation to standard spelling We are concerned that
The report said that in 2016, 57% Sanofi-Aventis Australia, in of drugs such as ph to f as pharmacies are being asked
of methamphetamine users were consultation with the Therapeutic in alfa and th to t as in to do more work and that
mainly using ice, up from 22% in Goods Administration (TGA), is metamfetamine. the prescription volumes are
2010. recalling one batch of Stemetil Go to legislation.gov.au for more. increasing, said Cody Wiberg,
Overall, the most common (prochlorperazine maleate) 5 mg PharmD, executive director of the
recently used drugs were cannabis tablets (batch number 16N0060, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy.
(10%), misuse of pharmaceuticals expiry date 06/2018). New CSL fellowship Even the best of pharmacists, if
(5%), cocaine (3%), and ecstasy It appears that the product may one of two CSL Centenary you put them in the environment
(2%), AIHW spokesperson have suffered tampering with a Fellowships, each worth $1.25 where there are hundreds of
Matthew James said. missing blister sheet and supply million over five years, has opened prescriptions to fill and they are
Other drugs, including ecstasy may be affected for 3-4 weeks. for applications from mid-career working twelve hours without a
and cocaine, had a higher There are no issues with the scientists seeking to undertake break, [mistakes can occur].
number of recent users than quality, safety or efficacy of world-class bio-medical research at According to the new law,
methamphetamines, James said. Stemetil tablets from the batch an Australian academic institution. Minnesota pharmacies with only
Australians are, overall, less involved and no other batches are Two five-year fellowships will be one pharmacist on duty may stay
concerned about the impact of included in this recall, the TGA said. awarded each calendar year, for ten open while the pharmacist is on
cannabis, heroin and cocaine than Packs from this batch may be years, CSL said - for more details a break, but cannot dispense
in the past, he added. returned to the wholesaler. see cslfellowships.com.au. prescriptions while the pharmacist
Go to aihw.gov.au for the report. Any concerns, ring 1800 152 416. is absent.

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Dispensary New PBAC appointments Events


Health Minister Greg The new appointments include
Corner Hunt yesterday announced cardiologist Clara Chow; consumer Calendar
nine appointments to the representative Bel Harper;
TOilet paper is getting political Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory rheumatologist and epidemiologist WELCOME to Pharmacy
in Mexico, where an enterprising Committee, in the process Catherine Hill; health economist Dailys events calendar,
businessman has launched a new increasing the total PBAC Kirsten Howard; and oncologist opportunities to earn CPE and
brand in response to rhetoric by membership to 19. Meena Okera. CPD points.
US President Donald Trump. The nine additions include five Community pharmacist David If you have an upcoming event
The packaging (pictured) new appointments and four re- Newby was reappointed to youd like us to feature, email
features appointments, with Hunt saying the PBAC along with consumer info@pharmacydaily.com.au.
a toilet expanding the committee would nominee Jo Watson, general 4-5 Jun: Naturally Good Expo;
roll-shaped give it greater capacity to deal with practitioner Rashmi Sharma, and ICC Sydney; pre-register for
caricature a growing number of increasingly clinical pharmacologist Christopher free or $30 at the door - details
of the complex submissions. Etherton-Beer. here: naturallygood.com.au
President, In May 2015 the government
16-18 Jun: ConPharm 2017;
along with committed to increasing PBAC
Hotel Grand Chancellor,
the slogans NZ cannabis scripts membership to 21 under the Hobart; find out more:
Softness New Zealand medicines PBS Access and Sustainability www.aacp.com.au
without borders and This is that regulatory body Medsafe has package of reforms, with further
wall that, yes, we will pay for. appointments set to be named. 28-30 Jul: PSA17; Hyatt
provided guidance for prescribers
The new products are expected The package also created the Regency, Darling Harbour,
on writing cannabis products,
to become available later in 2017. PBAC Executive which is now in Sydney; for details see:
emphasising that an application to
operation to triage applications www.psa17.com
Eating lots of chicken nuggets the Ministry of Health is required
in most cases and a specialist to improve the capacity, efficiency, 5-9 Aug: Medici Capital
may not be good for you - and Pharmacy Snow Business
prescriber needs to be involved in flexibility and operations of the
definitely not if youre a fish. Conference 2017; Mt. Buller,
the application process. Committee, Hunt said.
A Texan fisherman has set Victoria; register your interest
The details are part of the The Executive includes the chairs
a new record after catching a here: www.medici.com.au
latest Medsafe Prescriber Update of the PBAC and its supporting sub-
gigantic bass using a McDonalds
which also references Quetiapine, committees along with a consumer 6-12 Aug: Pharmeducation
McNugget as bait.
Levetiracetam, fluoride in nominee, and demonstrates Pharmacotherapy Update;
Matthew McNellis was trying
toothpaste, dopamine agonists, the Australian governments Cable Beach Club Resort,
to catch fish on a lake with his
mitochondrial disorders, blood commitment to streamline the Broome; details here: www.
girlfriend, and when he had no
glucose control products and recent committees processes to improve pharmeducationbroome.com
luck she suggested using the fast
safety communications. patient access to important 1-3 Sep: Pharmacy Connect;
food to tempt his prey.
Go to medsafe.govt.nz for details. treatments on the PBS, he added. Hilton Hotel Sydney; register
Surprisingly it worked and he
pulled in his record catch (below), here: www.pharmacy-connect.
weighing about 5.5kg. com.au
10-14 Sep: 77th FIP World
Congress of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017;
Seoul, Republic of Korea;
register here: www.fip.org
17-19 Oct: World Self
Medication Industry General
Assembly 2017; ICC Sydney;
registrations opening soon:
www.wsmiga2017.com
26-28 Oct: Pharmacy Assistant
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