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Deadline now extended for PSA’s discussion paper

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is extending its deadline for the ‘Pharmacists in 2023’ discussion paper to next Friday (September 14). In response to stakeholder requests, PSA is extending the consultation period on the paper (http://www.psa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Pharmacists-in-2023-Discussion-Paper.pdf) from the original deadline of today (September 7). “We have already received a …

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Amgen is winner of sustainability APCO annual award

Amgen Australia was named as winner of the 2018 Pharmaceutical Sector Award at the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) annual awards in Sydney last week, recognised for its ongoing commitment to sustainable packaging. APCO says Amgen Australia demonstrated commitment to improving its sustainability performance, and in 2017 saw successful reduction …

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Blackmores’ financial performance a record for the year

Blackmores says its $601 million revenue for financial year 2017/18 is a record, up nine per cent on the previous year and delivering a net profit after tax of $70 million, a 19 per cent increase on 2016/17. “Our focus has been on refining our strategic priorities to capture the …

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Sigma’s new SA facility

Sigma Healthcare has marked the beginning of construction of a $20 million state-of-the-art pharmacy distribution centre in northern Adelaide. In a sod-turning ceremony at Pooraka with special guest, the Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Gillian Aldridge OAM, Sigma CEO Mark Hooper highlighted the investment as a further illustration of …

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Ebos posts stable results

Ebos Group yesterday announced its financial performance for the 2018 financial year, delivering net profit after tax of $149.6 million. The company says the results reflect a year of strong organic growth combined with the added benefit of a number of strategic acquisitions. Financial highlights: Group revenue stable at $7.6 …

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AIR integration available

GuildLink says GuildCare NG now hosts seamless integration directly to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), the national register that records vaccines given to people of all ages across Australia. Ensuring direct integration to the AIR gives pharmacists more time with their patients as reporting requirements are made easier and faster. …

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Student business plan finalists

Three finalist teams have been announced in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2018 National Student Business Plan Competition. The finalists, from a total of 16 entries, have successfully progressed through the business plan, quarter-final and semi-final rounds. The three finalist teams are: TASASSIST Pharmacy, University of Technology Sydney. Endo Program …

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