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Monday 29 May 2017


Todays issue of PD
Pharmacy Daily today has
SHPA, RPS to collaborate Pharmacy rich listers
Investors, pharmacy chain
The Society programs and originators and supplement
two pages of news plus a full
of Hospital services, she companies dominate the pharmacy
page from Wizard Pharmacy.
Pharmacists of said. contribution to the Australian
Australia (SHPA) Applications Financial Reviews (AFRs) annual
Valium tampering this morning for the initiative top 200 Rich List this year.
ROche Products, in consultation confirmed will open in Oct High profile names
with the Therapeutic Goods the signing of 2018, with the such as Chemist
Administration, is recalling all an historic first intake of Warehouses Mario
batches of Valium 5mg tablets agreement pharmacists to Verocchi (pictured
supplied in blister packs of 50 with the UKs Royal Pharmaceutical the advanced practice residencies right - number 128
tablets due to the discovery of Society (RPS), with the taking place in 2019. with $558m) and Jack
evidence of medicine tampering. organisations to collaborate Previous work by the International Gance (pictured left at #131 with
The TGA said it had been on training and development Pharmaceutical Federation has $546m), Marcus
identified that some blister pack opportunities mapped to shown that at a foundation level Blackmore (#136
sheets containing other medicines pharmacist career stages in the UK there exists a common set of with $529m) and
have been substituted into some and Australia. practice-related competencies that Radek Sali (of Swisse
packs of Valium 5mg tablets - The pact will see cooperation are globally applicable, Duggan said. fame) at #191 with
including BTC Paracetamol Codeine on quality-assured education, The partnership will build on the $372m are most
tablets, BTC Rosuvastatin 10mg training and development, residency program launched last obvious.
tablets and Apotex-Pantoprazole including mutually accredited two- year by SHPA (PD 06 Sep 2016) Verrocchi and Gance founded
40mg tablets. year advanced practice specialist and will provide the model for Chemist Warehouse in 1973 and
The issue is currently being residencies for pharmacists working advanced practice residencies for still own the business, along with
investigated in conjunction with the in a range of areas. the future, Dooley added. the My Chemist brand.
relevant authorities, but the TGA SHPA president Michael Dooley We look forward to progressing Blackmore
said its believed the tampering is said accreditation of advanced this exciting initiative over the (right) has ridden
not widespread. practice residency sites would next two years, broadening the crest of the
Apotex is recalling one batch of commence in 2018. opportunities for Australian wave of Chinese
BTC Paracetamol Codeine tablets Building a workforce that can pharmacists who will have their complementary
(batch number 40970, expiry deliver a high standard of care SHPA credentials recognised in the medicine (CM)
date 05/2018); one batch of BTC across different settings and sectors UK, via the RPS, and vice versa. demand and is
Rosuvastatin 10mg tablets (batch - hospitals, community, care homes By committing to developing supporting ongoing research with a
number F4250 expiry 08/2019) and or general practice - while drawing mutually accredited training and $10m CM grant to Western Sydney
one batch of Apotex-Pantoprazole on advanced knowledge of how development programs we believe University (PD 03 Apr 17).
40mg tablets (batch number to best manage complex patient we can build a transformational Less well known are Jina Chen
F4442, expiry 10/2018) because of needs is a shared goal of RPS and model that could be adopted across and Alex Wu, #93 with $686m, of
potentially missing blister sheets. SHPA, Professor Dooley said. many countries in the future, the Natures Care which sells about
RPS director Catherine Duggan SHPA president concluded. $230m worth of vitamins and
said the partnership acknowledged supplements annually and is debt
Seven Supercares research on international workforce free, AFR says.
The Victorian Government has co-development recently published
Guild backs eRx Natures Care is the third
confirmed seven more Supercare in the International Journal of The Pharmacy Guild has biggest player in the Australian
pharmacies will open across the Pharmacy Practice. expressed full support for the market behind Swisse Wellness
state from 30 Jun this year. Working together will allow us application by Fred IT offshoot and Blackmores, selling many
The additions include Parkmore to share expertise across defined eRx Script Exchange to continue of its products via the Chemist
Pharmacy 4 Less, Coburg Pharmacy areas of pharmacy practice, a revenue sharing arrangement Warehouse chain and with about
4 Less, Reservoir Pharmacy 4 Less, delivering mutually beneficial with IP MDS Pty Ltd (formerly 40% of its products consumed by
Balwyn Day + Night Pharmacy, MediSecure) to facilitate Chinese customers.
Curlewis Pharmacy 4 Less, Bendigo interoperability between the Chen founded the company in the
UFS Pharmacies and Traralgon Ansell condom sale competing script exchange systems. early 1990s, after she successfully
Chemist Warehouse. The Australian Competition and treated her fathers cough with
Ansell has sold its Sexual
The Supercare Pharmacy initiative Consumer Commission is currently a garlic extract she had been
Wellness condom manufacturing
supports the pharmacies to be considering an application to researching.
business to a Chinese consortium
open 24 hours a day, seven days continue the existing arrangement An interesting inclusion which
for about $800 million.
a week with a free nurse service between the organisations (PD may portend a trend is Barry
The company has been making
operating from 6pm-10pm daily. 17 May), with a Guild submission Lambert ranked #177 with $437m,
condoms and other products in
The first five Supercare saying the pact results in significant know for promoting legalisation of
Australia since 1969, with the
pharmacies began operation last public benefit including supporting medicinal cannabis.
sale of the division following a
Jul and have received over 50,655 the ability to deliver important He will soon become chairman of
review which will see Ansell focus
visits between 10pm and 7am in professional clinical services within hemp firm Ecofibre, which is aiming
on its core medical and industrial
the nine months since then. community pharmacy. for a 2018 ASX listing, AFR says.
manufacturing client base.

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Dispensary UQ China antibiotic link New APC phone no

The Australian Pharmacy Council
the University of pharmacists play has changed its main contact
Corner Queensland is sharing in reducing the telephone number.
knowledge about spread of antibiotic Effective immediately the APC can
FOR some people, leaping from
antibiotic resistance resistance. be contacted on 02 6188 4288
a bridge harnessed by a rubber
with colleagues in Antibiotic
band around the ankles is their
China, last weekend resistance is
idea of a great day out.
One adrenaline junkie, New
taking part in the
inaugural Queensland
particularly important
in China because
Zealand-based Mike Heard,
clearly enjoys it, having made a
Clinical Pharmacy
of past practices
with over-use of
whopping 430 jumps in a 24 hour
and Education antibiotics and off-
period - smashing the previous
Symposium. label prescribing, Welcome to PDs
Guinness World Records mark of
UQ antibiotic Professor Little said. weekly comment
158 right out of the park.
resistance researcher He said the feature. This
Heard (pictured) started the
Professor Jason symposium was a weeks contributor
record attempt on the Auckland
Roberts (pictured) valuable opportunity is Narisha
Harbour Bridge at 7.15pm last
delivered the keynote address at for people working in hospital Ashelford, Certified
Tue and completed 430 bungy
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