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NEW 99% of surveyed GPs


pricing at RECOMMEND EMLA
wholesalers for Dermal Anaesthesia1
1. ACA Research, Australia, Jan 2017 n=141 GPs

Topical anaesthesia of skin prior to Topical anaesthesia of


Insertion of IV catheters The skin prior to insertion of IV catheters,
Blood sampling blood sampling, vaccination, superficial
surgical procedures, including split skin
Vaccination grafting.
Superficial surgical procedures, Leg ulcers to facilitate mechanical
including split skin grafting cleansing and debridement.
Genital skin prior to superficial surgical
procedures or infiltration anaesthesia.
Skin prior to minor superficial cosmetic
procedures

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Todays issue of PD Budget pharmacy agreement emla price reduced


DERMAL anaesthesia is now
Pharmacy Daily today has
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia them to continue to deliver more affordable, with Aspen
two pages of news, our regular
has reached agreement with the services to patients and ensure all Pharmacare recently adjusting
health & beauty feature plus a Federal Government, accepting Australians have affordable and the price of emla products after
front cover page from emla the $600 million already allocated timely access to medicines. acquiring the brand late last year.
and a full page from Pharmacy in the Sixth Community Pharmacy The Pharmaceutical Society of Used in hospitals for more than
4 Less. Agreement (6CPA) which will Australia (PSA), while welcoming 31 years, the range includes
continue and expand existing the 6CPA funding which seeks to patches which are ideal for topical
Pharmacy4Less in Tas community pharmacy programs, improve clinical outcomes and anaesthesia of the skin prior to
PHARMACY4LESS claims to as well as a further $225 million extend the role of the pharmacist immunisations for children.
be Australias fastest growing over three years to the community in the delivery of primary health Emla cream is available in 5g
pharmacy franchise, with its pharmacy sector and wholesalers care, was quick to argue there was packs for smaller superficial
expansion across the country, as a result of lower script volumes a significant opportunity missed in cosmetic procedures such
now seeing the group establish a (PD breaking news last night). the Budget for further maximising as piercing, as well as a 30g
beachhead in Tasmania. In return the Guild has agreed not the role of pharmacists the most presentation for larger area
The growth is highlighted to pursue any further funding for accessible health professionals application such as leg ulcer
along with further details of the lower than expected prescription in Australia especially in terms cleaning or tattooing.
Pharmacy4Less offer on page 4. volumes over the remaining life of of innovation and delivering new, More details on the relaunched
the 6CPA. evidence-based services. emla pricing on the cover page.
In addition, much to the delight PSA national vp Michelle Lynch
SHPA welcomes funds of the Generic and Biosimilar said, Establishing a genuine
THE Society of Hospital Medicines Association (GBMA), partnership with pharmacists and
MA ticks stability
Pharmacists of Australia has the Guild has announced it PSA as the peak national body LAST nights federal budget
hailed the 2017 federal budget, will continue to work with for all pharmacists will support included details of a much-
highlighting extra hospital funding, the government to support an the Minister in achieving the anticipated new strategic
measures to reduce out-of-pocket increased uptake of generic and Governments plan. agreement between Medicines
PBS costs, and commitment to biosimilar medicines in community Australia and the government,
some hospital pharmacy initiatives. pharmacies, including through the to support ongoing access to
CEO Kristin Michaels said the use of computer software platforms
EBOS director goes the latest innovative medicines
Society welcomed the priority to promote their use. EBOS Group this morning for patients, significant savings
placed on medicines with The Department said the cryptically advised the Australian to taxpayers and provide much
mandatory and tiered price measures would support the Stock Exchange that Peter Kraus needed stability for the innovative
reductions applying to medicines viability of pharmacies and the has ceased to be a director of the medicines industry.
in the F1 formulary category from pharmaceutical supply chain, company pursuant to operation of MA chairman Wes Cook said
01 Jul 2018, while those that move including in rural areas, enabling the provisions of the companys the agreement upholds the key
from F1 to F2 formulary and lose constitution. principles sought by Medicines
patent face 25% mandatory price Kraus has been associated with Australia, such as the need for
reduction, up from 16%. GBMA sector certainty EBOS for 27 years since being policy predictability and certainty
SHPA is pleased to see the THE Generic and Biosimilar appointed to the companys board for industry; acknowledgement that
majority of these savings generated Medicines Association (GBMA) has in 1990, with the directors wishing the industry is currently delivering
from pricing policies, $1.8b across welcomed the two-year budget him well for the future. savings through recent reforms
the next five years, ...will be used to extension to its 2015 Strategic Previously a major shareholder in and that the additional savings
fund new medicines listings to the Agreement with the government, the company, Kraus still holds 3.5 generated for taxpayers will be
benefit of all Australians. saying it gives certainty and million EBOS shares worth about reinvested into new medicines on
Michaels noted that with hospital predictability for the sector. $60 million. the PBS.
pharmacists facilitating 20% of Described as direct outcomes of
PBS expenditure, they manage collaborative discussions between
a much higher proportion of GBMA and the government through
generic medicines than community the Generic Medicines Working Repairs
pharmacists, therefore playing Group (GMWG), the organisation
a key role in the government
achieving planned PBS savings.
hailed the biosimilar uptake drivers,
amendments to price disclosure
damaged
and enhancements to prescribing
Entresto funded software to prioritise generic brands. hands.
GBMA Chair, Allan Tillack said
SYSTOLIC heart failure treatment these measures were essential
Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) has in the formation of a functioning
been listed on the Pharmaceutical and competitive biosimilars
Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 01 Jun. market, delivering PBS savings and
Novartis said it would focus on increasing patient access to these
providing doctors with education life-changing treatments.
for appropriate use of Entresto.

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Pharmacy set for growth NSAIDs cardiac risk


TAKING any dose of common
Pharmacy AF screen
THE Journal of the American
PHARMACEUTICAL retailing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Heart Associations Circulation has
revenue in Australia is forecast drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen called for governments worldwide
to grow by 3.9% over the next and ibuprofen, for as little as to introduce screening for Atrial
five years, to reach $16.4 billion one week has been linked to an Fibrillation (AF) in all people aged
in 2020-21, according to a new increased risk of heart attack, 65 years and over, including the
pharmacy Industry Overview according to University of Montreal possibility of screening being part
Report published by Bankwest as Department of Pharmacy research. of pharmacys service.
part of its Business Insights series. While the link has been known With AF responsible for as many
The report states that the for some time, and highlighted at as one third of all strokes, 27% of
landscape of the pharmaceutical the time of the delisting of cox-2 AF-related strokes (amounting to
retailing industry is set for a inhibitor rofecoxib from MSD, the 10% of all strokes) are not detected
period of growth, with Australias timing of the risk and the impact of prior to stroke because AF is often
ageing population and positive dose had remained a question. asymptomatic, the report noted.
attitude to health and well- Now the Canadian researchers Screening can be run through
being assisting the growth of the have demonstrated that the risk GPs, pharmacies or in the
industry. of heart attack was greater with community, and carried out with
Bankwest said disposable higher doses and during the first manual pulse rhythm checks or
income is a key component in month of use. with a handheld mobile ECG device,
pharmaceutical retail expenditure, The study found that all NSAIDs, the best tool for rapidly offering
particularly for OTC items such as even over-the-counter products a firm AF diagnosis, according
vitamins and skin care products. Its pleasing to see the relative such as naproxen, were linked with to Arrhythmia Alliance ceo and
However, the report also set out health of the pharmaceutical retail an increased risk of heart attack. founder Trudie Lobban.
challenges facing the industry over industry, but whats especially CLICK HERE to access the study. Professor Richard Schilling,
the next five years, which include useful is that a report like this is Arrhythmia Alliance medical
an intensifying of competitive able to chart the drivers as well as director, added that oral
pressures, falling prices due to price the challenges facing the industry,
Irish decriminalisation anticoagulants can greatly reduce
disclosure, ongoing discounting Taylor said. THE Irish Pharmacy Union has the risk of AF-related stroke.
tactics and the looming patent cliff. Revenue per established called for decriminalisation of drugs Go to afscreen.org for the report.
Wholesalers are also covered, pharmaceutical retailer is forecast for personal use.
IPU President Daragh Connolly
with the report confirming the
majority of supplier terms for retail
to decline over the next five
years, with the report also noting told his organisations national
Quinine a killer
pharmacy are under 30 days, as an a massive 30.1% increase in conference that addressing the LONG term use of quinine to
outcome of the reforms of the CSO. pharmaceutical exports over the drug problem in Ireland is a treat muscle cramps or restless legs
Retail pharmacy has largely last 12 months - but despite this balancing act between preventing has been linked to an increased risk
adapted with the formation of exports are still lower than in 2012. and ensuring access to treatment of death, according to European
buying groups along with short The report also collates data on for those addicted to drugs. research, although it is no longer
trading terms with favourable the number of pharmaceutical The call by the pharmacy peak approved for use in Australia.
discounts, the report added. retailing establishments, industry body comes as the latest drugs The JAMA published study
Bankwest executive gm, Business employment and gives a state-by- strategy is currently being drafted involving 175,000 people revealed
Banking Sinead Taylor said the state breakdown of the sector. by the Irish government. the link - CLICK HERE for access.
report, which complements See www.bankwest.com.au.
the Bankwest UTS Community
Pharmacy Barometer, identified
several important drivers behind
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