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ECP aid effort in asthma-hit state

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) Working Group Tasmanian branch is working to raise the profile of asthma and improve the accurate use of asthma inhalers. The group, along with an Asthma Australia representative, will be conducting asthma inhaler technique assessments in Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Mall on …

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Sigma honours its best pharmacy performers

The winners of the best performing Amcal, Discount Drug Stores and Guardian pharmacies in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia have been recognised at the Sigma Pharmacy Assistant Annual Conference and Gala Awards. The winners will now represent their region in the national awards, early in 2020. “The awards night …

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Obesity link to disease: strongest evidence yet

A new study led by Professor Elina Hyppönen from UniSA’s Australian Centre for Precision Health is claimed to present the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory afflictions. The study, published …

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Pharmacy’s ‘record’ role in MedAdvisor’s growth

MedAdvisor has reported a 37.8 per cent increase in revenue for the three months to June 30 compared with the corresponding period last year, generating $2.3m for the quarter. The company says this has increased the total (unaudited) FY19 operating revenue by 24.8 per cent to $8.2m, with total (unaudited) …

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Scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations expands

WA Health Minister the Hon Roger Cook MLA has announced the scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations will be expanded. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has welcomed the announcement, with PSA WA Branch President, Dr Fei Sim, saying this will “increase the immunisation rates within the community.” Reportedly, as part of …

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2019 PSA Mylan Pharmacy Student of the Year: Alice Hashiguchi

Alice Hashiguchi from the University of Western Australia has won the 2019 PSA Mylan Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) Award, announced at the PSA19 Gala Dinner in Sydney on July 27. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman congratulated Ms Hashiguchi on her exceptional achievement. “The PSOTY Award gives outstanding …

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New bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) announced the introduction of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales (NSW). AMA is encouraging the NSW Parliament to pass the bill as the retention of abortion in the Crimes Act is not appropriate for doctors or patients. NSW is …

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Roles and remuneration: unlocking opportunities

A snap shot of salary ranges befitting current and future roles of pharmacists, and fair remuneration for their professional contribution was launched by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia on July 27 in its new report Pharmacists in 2023: Roles and Remuneration. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman says that remuneration …

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Cheaper medication for cancer added to PBS

Four medicines that treat cancer and inflammatory disease have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) at a cost of $56 million. The medicines to be extended or listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme treat brain tumours, leukaemia, and inflammatory disease of the large blood vessels, Health Minister Greg …

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‘Ask the Pharmacist’ app takes out Shark Tank at PSA

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‘Ask the Pharmacist’ app, created by community pharmacist Shannon Lawrence, has taken out this years Pharmacy Shark Tank at PSA 2019. The event sponsored by Mylan, saw that two out of the three ‘shark’s’- Cathie Reid, Co-founder of Australia’s Epic Group and Fernando Lizarraga, Mylan’s Product Manager, each chose to …

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