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TerryWhite Chemmart reveals 2020 plans at annual supplier forum

TerryWhite Chemmart has shared its progress in differentiating customer and network partner offers with 300 of its suppliers at its network partner conference at the Gold Coast. A focus on stronger execution, and a compelling brand campaign with That’s Real Chemistry has led to strong transaction and sales growth since …

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Webstercare’s six-pak for Parkinson’s patients

People living with Parkinson’s disease will be able to better manage the need for increased medication frequency and on-time dosing intervals with this week’s launch of the Webstercare Parkinson’s 6 Dose Webster-Pak. While standard Webster-paks allow for medication to be taken four times a day, the new Parkinson’s 6 Dose …

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NCI centres team with GenesisCare network

Cancer treatment specialist GenesisCare has partnered with Northern Cancer Institute (NCI), which provides medical oncology and haematology at two locations in northern Sydney. The partnership will involve the two NCI cancer centres at St Leonards and Frenchs Forest joining GenesisCare’s international oncology network. GenesisCare CEO Dan Collins says patients have …

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Australian mental health prize finalists

Seven finalists have been selected for the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize. The prize, now in its fourth year, recognises Australians who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness. This year’s winner will be announced at a mental health …

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Limit your salt shaker

The World Hypertension League and other international health organisations have called for tobacco-style health warnings to be placed on salt sold in supermarkets and on saltshakers in restaurants. This comes in response to a position statement published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, whose lead author and former President of …

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New PBS listing to treat lung cancer

In an Australian-first, an immunotherapy, anti-angiogenic and chemotherapy combination will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme on October 1, 2019 for the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Atezolizumab (sold as Tecentriq) and bevacizumab (sold as Avastin) and a platinum-doublet chemotherapy will be reimbursed for the first-line …

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Kisqali a cancer treatment option for younger women

Aromatase inhibitor (AI), Kisqali, a CDK4/6 inhibitor has received a specific indication from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use in pre-/peri-menopausal Australian women with advanced metastatic HR+/HER2-breast cancer. This is said to be supported by significant overall survival data from the study, MONALEESA-7. MONALEESA-7 has reportedly demonstrated Kisqali significantly …

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Guild in state opening on a ‘momentous day’

When the Pharmacy Guild of Australia opened its newly refurbished Queensland Branch premises this week, Guild National President George Tambassis had three good reasons for calling it “a momentous day”. Not only was it World Pharmacists Day, but Mr Tambassis was at the Branch opening, where he would also be …

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World-first link ushers in anti-cancer combo

The combination of Lenvima (lenvatinib) with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been fast-tracked to Australia for women suffering from advanced endometrial cancer. This was bought together by a world-first collaboration between the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the US Federal Drug Administration and Health Canada. Eisai Australia Medical Director Dr John Bower, commenting on …

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