Tag Archives: Pharmacy

Webstercare’s six-pak for Parkinson’s patients

People living with Parkinson’s disease will be able to better manage the need for increased medication frequency and on-time dosing intervals with this week’s launch of the Webstercare Parkinson’s 6 Dose Webster-Pak. While standard Webster-paks allow for medication to be taken four times a day, the new Parkinson’s 6 Dose …

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Preventing workplace burnout in pharmacy

In response to the workplace stress experienced by health professionals working within pharmacy, Guild Learning and Development has released a new online module – `Managing Stress in pharmacy’. Reportedly, while it’s a satisfying profession, working within pharmacy can be stressful, with burnout being common among professionals working in this space. …

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Symbion opens world-class distribution centre in Queensland

Symbion officially unveiled its new state-of-the-art $59 million distribution centre in Queensland this week. Incorporating the latest in automation technology, the Acacia Ridge facility operates with industry-leading accuracy and efficiency, ensuring Symbion can meet the needs of healthcare patients across Queensland well into the future. Symbion CEO Brett Barons said …

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Hair colour loses lustre as customer numbers decline

Results from new research conducted by Roy Morgan has revealed overall hair colour purchase and purchasing frequency is on the decline. Research results reveal only 15.4 per cent of Australians purchased hair colour in an average six months in the year to March 2019, down two percentage points (ppts) from …

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Pharmacy Location Rules

Consumers have benefited for almost 30 years from the Pharmacy Location Rules, which were introduced by the Government in the 1990s to ensure all Australians have access to PBS medicines and related services, delivered through a well-established network of pharmacies. The rules ensure that community pharmacies are established where there …

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Pharmacist access to the MBS one step closer

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has called on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce to increase the role of pharmacists to address the healthcare needs of all Australians. The PSA’s recommendations, which stem from its two key reports, Medicine Safety: Take care and Pharmacists in 2023, made to …

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PSA’s principled plea

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has released clinical governance principles that champion the design and implementation of safe and high quality pharmacy services. ‘Clinical Governance Principles for Pharmacy Services 2018’ give pharmacists and organisations involved in the provision of pharmacy services guidance to improve safety, quality and consistency of …

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Joint venture creates Asian healthcare opportunities

Australian digital medication management company MedAdvisor has completed the formation of its 50-50 joint venture with Zuellig Pharma Holdings, one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia. Zuellig Pharma’s $US13 billion ($18.5 billion) business provides healthcare services to more than 350,000 medical facilities across Asia and works with more …

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