Business

Gold Cross marks ‘new era’

With iNova Pharmaceuticals’ recent acquisition of Gold Cross products, a ‘new era of collaboration’ is ushered in with the iconic range to expand into international markets. This according to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia means new opportunities for the made-in-Australia, exclusively supported and endorsed Guild range. The range includes more …

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Pharmacare acquires brand Go Natural

Pharmacare has finalised agreements to acquire the business of Go Natural, Pharmacare CEO John Donlan has announced. He described Go Natural as “one of the leading healthy-snack brands in Australia”. Go Natural is a family-owned business established more than 30 years ago. Its products are currently distributed across grocery, petrol and …

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Health entrepreneurs wanted

Australia’s brightest entrepreneurs are being offered support to solve some of the most common health problems. Health fund HCF and its accelerator program Catalyst, now in its fourth year in partnership with Slingshot, is offering successful applicants access to HCF mentors and hands-on resources such as funding, industry relationship-building, and …

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APC seeks input

Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) says the pharmacy profession and other stakeholders are being urged to have their say on the review of accreditation standards for pharmacy degrees and intern training programs. An APC statement says the standards are due for a review to reflect the current and future needs of …

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TWC academy upgrade

  TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) has upgraded its training academy to support the pharmacies and upskill the teams that support the delivery of various leading health program initiatives. The TWC Academy will offer a range of education and training opportunities for pharmacists and support staff, including the Retail Leaders Forum, Masterclass …

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Inventory solution for the future

Chemist Warehouse Group (CWG) will use the Manhattan Active Inventory solution for inventory forecasting and replenishment needs. This  move follows CWG’s use of Manhattan’s Scale, a warehouse management and distribution operations solution. Manhattan Active Inventory solution may  provide increased visibility into network demand to help respond to shifting requirements and …

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Tax cuts for SMBs

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced additional company tax relief for small- and medium-business owners. This reform builds on the first stage of company tax relief that the government delivered in May 2017 and will be seen as good news for local communities, potentially leading to increased investment, more jobs …

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End exclusive direct distribution arrangements now

If monopoly supply arrangements between manufacturers and pharmacies continue, there will be no back-ups to protect patients from a single point of failure in the PBS supply chain, the National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA) has warned this week. Speaking at the eyeforpharma conference in Sydney, NPSA Chair Mark Hooper said …

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