Business

My Health Record: learning opportunity for PAs

Pharmacy assistants play an important role in helping customers obtain the medicines they need, and part of that process is using My Health Record in the supply of medicines and advice to customers. Often pharmacy assistants have well established relationships with customers, based on familiarity, time and the previous high-quality …

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Mundipharma in deal to distribute Penthrox

Mundipharma has entered an exclusive Australian distribution agreement with Medical Developments International (MVP) for the non-opioid pain medication Penthrox (methoxyflurane). Penthrox is self-administered through a custom-built inhaler under the supervision of a treating healthcare practitioner and should bring pain relief in six to 10 breaths. It is indicated for short-term …

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AusCann appoints new CEO

Medicinal cannabis company AusCann Group Holdings confirms that Ido Kanyon has commenced today (May 22) as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Kanyon’s appointment was announced in February following a comprehensive international executive search conducted by the AusCann Board, with a scheduled start date of 22 May 2019. Mr …

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Biotech roadblocks need to go 

Funding allocations for areas related to biotechnology in the 2019-20 budget announcement ignore the real roadblocks standing in the way of a thriving biotech economy in Australia, according to The iQ Group Global CEO Dr George Syrmalis. He says that although spending measures within biotechnology are welcome, policies to remove …

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Funded pharmacy assistant’s training

The Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch has acquired funding to prepare pharmacy assistants for the future of community pharmacy. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund (TEIIF) and will be applied through the Modernising Vocational Education (MOVE) project which aims to support the …

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Optimising the DAAs

Willach has launched Consis.PI, a medicine pouch verification system which the company says is the fastest of its type available in the country. The system, aimed at supporting in-pharmacy dose administration aid (DAA) operations, scans packaged medicine pouches and verifies the contents against the medication order and customer details. While …

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Student competition opens

The 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition is now underway, testing the flair and entrepreneurship of students preparing for a career in community pharmacy. The Pharmacy Guild’s 13th annual competition was launched during the NAPSA (National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association) Congress in Adelaide in January. Team captain of the 2018 …

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6CPA program claims portal

The Pharmacy Programs Administrator (PPA) has begun operations administering, processing and paying claims associated with the 23 Community Pharmacy Programs funded under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement. The new PPA website, registration and claiming portal, and support centre are now accessible. A user account has been created in the new …

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