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Ventura Health and Fred IT Group join forces

Ventura Health and Fred IT are teaming up to implement the Fred NXT cloud solution nationally, providing Ventura with long-term competitive gains while also catering to the individual needs of its pharmacies. As a multibrand pharmacy resource centre, Ventura Health supports the retail management and technology needs of more than …

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$54 million commitment for type 1 diabetes

Leading diabetes organisations have commended the federal Government’s commitment to invest $54 million under the National Diabetes Services Scheme to subsidise continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for children and young people aged under 21 who are living with type 1 diabetes. Both the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) and the …

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Pharmacy 777 throws a street party

Pharmacy 777 Nollamara in Perth has celebrated being named Guild Pharmacy of the Year 2016 with a street party to thank all its patients and followers for making the award possible. Pharmacist Swarup (Sam) Afsar and his staff organised the street-party celebration in conjunction with other businesses and clubs in …

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Children’s Panadol batches recalled

Consumers and health professionals are advised that GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is in the process of recalling three batches of Children’s Panadol 5-12 Years, supplied in 200ml bottles. The TGA said an ingredient used in the manufacture of these medicines may have been contaminated with …

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ECP invited to join PSA national board

The PSA is offering the opportunity for an early-career pharmacist to become a national board director to help shape the future of the profession. Following a historic resolution passed at PSA’s national board meeting in March, the recruitment and appointment of an early-career pharmacist (ECP) PSA director is now underway. …

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Integrative medicine promising in treating chronic pain and depression

By Assistant Professor Katherine Gergen Barnett The Blackmores Institute 2015 Symposium keynote speaker Assistant Professor Katherine Gergen Barnett, Director of Integrative Medicine Clinical Services at Boston University, described her team’s innovative integrative medicine treatment model. “I first met Mr J when I was a newly trained doctor,” she said. “He …

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