Tag Archives: Community Pharmacy

Take-home naloxone pilot about to launch

The federal government is investing $10 million in a take-home naloxone (THN) pilot in NSW, South Australia and Western Australia. Government figures show three people die every day in Australia from opioid related use. More than 110,000 Australians are struggling with opioid dependence and 64 per cent of drug induced …

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Digital health strategy progress ‘significant’

Significant progress, state and territory support and a start on implementation are being claimed in the 2018-19 Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) annual report. The report, tabled in federal parliament this week, outlines the agency’s outcomes and operations in the year to June 30, 2019. ADHA CEO Tim Kelsey said …

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AstraZeneca’s exit, a win for customers

Symbion CEO Brett Barons believes pharmacists and patients are the major beneficiaries of AstraZeneca’s decision to exit its exclusive-direct distribution arrangements. The decision means AstraZeneca will return supply of its PBS medicines through the full-line CSO wholesaler, effectively reversing the decision almost two years ago when the company moved nine …

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Guild’s new Executive Director Suzanne Greenwood hints at changes ahead

Suzanne Greenwood, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s new Executive Director, has introduced herself in an open letter that gives a glimpse into her style, focus and potential approach to the role, and it could be that change is in the air. Ms Greenwood will be at Pharmacy Connect in Sydney …

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