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Tuesday 07 Mar 2017

Todays issue of PD
Pharmacy Daily today has
More Grattan feedback
two pages of news plus full THe controversial Grattan sample of medicines that have no
pages from: Institute report claiming the correlation to the system-wide
Sigma government could be saving $500 savings being generated through
million annually by changing the years of PBS reforms.
Wizard Pharmacy Services
way it pays for medicines (PD Likewise CSO wholesalers have Bricks and
yesterday) continues to attract labelled the Grattan Institutes
Sigma launches in- strong industry responses. latest report as a simplistic Clicks
store drug database Medicines Australia (MA) response to a complex problem.
Sigma Pharmaceuticals is
claiming an Australian pharmacy
first with the launch today of an in-
condemned the report as
inaccurate, selective and
misleading, with MA ceo Milton
National Pharmaceutical Services
Association (NPSA) chair and Sigma
Pharmaceuticals ceo Mark Hooper
store integrated medicine database.
Developed in partnership with
Catelin saying it relies on a tiny said the report showed little
understanding of the enormous
UnityHealth in association with pressure on the pharmaceutical COMPETITIVE
the University of Sydney and a Arrow dispensary tool supply chain system, which is
range of leading integrated health Arrow Pharmaceuticals is unsustainable in its current form
organisations, the new system is offering all delegates to this weeks due to PBS price reforms.
dubbed S.H.E.R.P.A. (Sigma Holistic APP2017 conference access to a The Generic and Biosimilars
Evidence References and Patient new Dispensary Analysis Tool. Medicines Association noted the
Advice). Developed in conjunction with selective analysis in the report,
S.H.E.R.P.A. is free and exclusive consulting firm Sinapse, the tool which also fails to acknowledge
to Amcal and Guardian Pharmacy reports on gross profit dollars almost $21 billion in savings from
members, and includes a to generate accurate financial price cuts already imposed through
searchable research database, a forecasts of dispensary business. price disclosure - the largest single
herb-drug-nutrient interactions Arrow executive chairman Dennis savings contribution ever secured
database, printable customer Bastas said analysing revenue alone by the govt from any industry.
information, a repository of was risky, given the distortive However the Society of Hospital
product information and an nature of some high cost medicines Pharmacists of Australia was a
integrated medicine newsfeed. and the continuing nature of price lone voice in support of the report,
disclosure. saying its recommendations could Business workshop
Sigma chief operating officer Gary
Dunne said the system recognised The tool will be presented by APP help ensure more Australians have 11th March 10:30am
the need for pharmacists to have chairman and Sinapse consultant access to affordable medicines -
access to credible evidence-based
information - see page three.
Kos Sclavos this Thu 09 Mar - see
as well as expanding community
access to Home Medicines Reviews. APP 2017



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Flu vaccine supplies Policosanol launch COPD Review forum

Dispensary The government has secured a Sydney-based Rainbow and A STAKEHOLDER forum on the
supply of new vaccines protecting Nature has launched the first governments Post-market Review
Corner against four strains of influenza product to be released under its of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
virus for the 2017 season. new Raydel healthcare brand. Disease will be held in Sydney on 21
40 year old Rolden Batista has GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Raydel Policosanol 10 is a Mar 2017, to provide participants
strummed his way back to good Seqirus have been announced as complementary medicine based on with a further opportunity to
health... by playing his guitar. suppliers, with four age-specific Cuban sugar cane wax alcohols contribute to the review.
After the Brazilian suffered vaccines available under the which may help manage cholesterol COPD product sponsors, peak
from a series of seizures in 2016, National Immunisation Program: by improving the ratio between body representatives, consumer
he underwent a scan and found Fluarix Tetra, FluQuadri, FluQuardi low- and high-density lipoproteins, groups and individuals who
out he had a brain tumour that Junior and Afluria Quad. the company said. provided submissions are invited -
needed to be surgically removed. About 4.5 million doses will be see www.pbs.gov.au.
In a rather innovative idea, the made available in 2017 via the NIP.
operating doctor came up with MA advisory appts
Medicines Australia has
the idea of waking Mr Batista up
in the middle of the operation - First female GSK ceo announced appointments to Guild
and play his guitar to make sure
the surgery hadnt affected his
Promoting from within the
company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
its Advisory Council under the
leadership of its recently appointed Update
brains functioning. has appointed Emma Walmsley chair, Dr Anna Lavelle.
To the relief of the doctors he as its first female ceo, replacing Members include former chief
scientist of Australia, Professor
Guild Pharmacy of
was able to strum a popular song Andrew Witty when he retires.
and serenade them while the Witty has served in the role since Ian Chubb, along with former the Year
tumour was being removed. 2008 and retires on 31 Mar 2017. ministerial advisors Dr Jeff Harmer THE pharmacy sectors
Walmsley has led GSKs consumer and Catherine McGovern, who also premier conference, APP, is
healthcare division since it was had roles in GSK policy. now just two sleeps away, and
formed last year following the In addition, social researcher
one of the looming highlights
companys completion of a three- Mark McCrindle and patient
will be the naming of the Guild
part transaction with Novartis, advocate Carol Bennett were
appointed along with four industry
Pharmacy of the Year.
and has been a member of the
companys executive team since representatives from Eli Lilly, The Guild Pharmacy of the
2011. Commercial Eyes, GSK and MSD. Year Award recognises
It seems sleep tracking apps may pharmacies that are leading
actually be counter-productive,
the way in providing innovative
with a new study describing the
and optimal healthcare for
phenomenon of orthosomnia -
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Avoiding late-night snacking, to comp@pharmacydaily.com.au The Guild expresses its thanks
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