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Mundipharma in deal to distribute Penthrox

Mundipharma has entered an exclusive Australian distribution agreement with Medical Developments International (MVP) for the non-opioid pain medication Penthrox (methoxyflurane). Penthrox is self-administered through a custom-built inhaler under the supervision of a treating healthcare practitioner and should bring pain relief in six to 10 breaths. It is indicated for short-term …

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Guild embrace new APA pharmacist award

A new award for the Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist has been announced by the Australian Patients Association (APA). The award will recognise the increasingly important contribution of community pharmacists in helping improve patient health outcomes and will be announced at the APA’s third annual National Patients Awards for Excellence in …

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Medicare for heart health checks

Medicare-funded heart health checks will be introduced for all Australians at risk of heart disease following the success of the Show Some Ticker campaign to tackle the deadly condition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the service on Sunday, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreeing to support the service shortly after. …

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Pharmacy visits rising

Increasing patient visits are demonstrating the importance of community pharmacies as the most accessible health destinations in Australia. The latest statistics reveal there are more than 449 million individual patient visits to pharmacies annually, a rise of nine million on previous figures. This compares with 2018 data from the Australian …

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‘Pharmacy First’ philosophy needed

With three million “avoidable” hospital presentations last financial year, there is clear evidence that community pharmacy could ease the burden on hospital emergency departments. The figures from the latest Productivity Commission report demonstrate how overburdened the hospital system is and, with about 19% of people saying they waited longer than …

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Pharmacies cut hospitalisations

Pharmacies in the UK have kept almost 14,000 people out of hospital in a government trial, claims Britain’s minister for the pharmacy sector. The ‘Stay Well Pharmacy’ campaign encouraged people to make pharmacy their first point of call for healthcare, with hospitalisation averted for nearly 14,000 people as a result, …

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PSA backs wider pharmacist-led vacs in NSW

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is backing a plan announced recently by the NSW Labor Party to increase the range of vaccinations available for administration by pharmacists in the state. The PSA says it continues to strongly support the role of pharmacists as authorised immunisers in reducing the impact of …

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