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Port Augusta pharmacy assistant to represent South Australia

Pharmacy assistant Laura Mckinlay from Crossroads Pharmacy Port Augusta, South Australia wins state finals of the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 12th year, PATY is the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants, recognising and celebrating the ‘best of the best’ …

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Class action over Bayer device

Law firm Slater and Gordon will pursue a class action against Bayer, the manufacturer of contraceptive device Essure, after hundreds of women across Australia suffered severe complications. Essure, recalled by Bayer in the US in July, is a permanent contraceptive implant comprising a metal coil that expands to anchor the …

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Australian College of Pharmacy Board elects new president

The Australian College of Pharmacy Board has elected Dr Treasure McGuire as President in its yearly elections. It also elected Susan Holzberger as Vice-President, Matthew Harris as Director of Finance and Carolyn Clemenston. Dr McGuire is an experienced pharmacy practitioner, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. She is a long-standing member of …

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Palmerston assistant to represent NT in pharmacy awards

Judges have chosen pharmacy assistant Anita Jones (pictured) from Amcal+ Palmerston Health Centre Pharmacy to represent Northern Territory at the National Finals of the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 12th year, PATY describes itself as “the premier award for …

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New stroke solution will ‘save lives’

The Australian government is partnering with the Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia to revolutionise the translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice. It says doing so will “save lives and improve health outcomes”. It will pilot ‘living stroke guidelines’ in what it claims is a world first. These will accelerate …

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‘Gain the edge’ with PA2018

Pharmacies that send staff to the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2018) will be better equipped to succeed in the evolving industry by taking advantage of the updated training and knowledge staff will obtain, according to the Pharmacy Guild. The Guild says pharmacy assistants will learn from a variety of topics …

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AHPRA warns: be registered

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has won a conviction in a new case and sent a clear message to healthcare professionals: having your registration cancelled means you cannot claim to be registered. Marek Jantos was sentenced in the Adelaide Magistrates Court this week after being convicted of holding …

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