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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Amcal kidney service


Amcal is rolling out a range of
MedAdvisor iHealth deal You vill have ze jab!
The German Government has
Kidney Health services nationwide, MedAdvisors new agreement countrys largest OEM health announced hefty fines for parents
including a pharmacist blood with US-based device manufacturer technology producers with who fail to vaccinate their children
pressure check, assessment of iHealth (PD breaking news operations in Paris, Hong Kong and in the face of a measles epidemic
lifestyle factors, and the provision yesterday) promises to deliver Singapore as well as California. spreading across Europe, reports
of a KidneyCheck screening test. a new revenue stream for iHealth devices include blood the Daily Mail.
The take-home test developed by MedAdvisor Network Pharmacies. pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, Under the new laws,
Kidney Health Australia can detect iHealth is a subsidiary of Chinese blood glucose monitors and activity kindergartens will be required to
protein in urine, one of the earliest firm Andon Health, one of the and sleep trackers, with the data report parents with no evidence of
signs of kidney disease. collected set to be accessible via vaccination, potentially resulting in
the MedAdvisor application. fines up to 2,500 (~AU$3,750) for
SA pharmacy vax MedAdvisor ceo Robert Read ignoring the new rules.
COPD PBS consultation South Australians will have said the move would expand his The World Health Organisation
greater access to vaccinations via companys offering to incorporate has alerted European leaders of
The draft report on the
pharmacists, with the SA Health new services for testing and the diseases ubiquitous spread
post-market review of chronic
Department expanding the range of managing key health metrics such which is blamed largely on the
obstructive pulmonary disease
vaccines they can administer. as weight, blood pressure and discredited controversy around the
(COPD) medicines has released,
Rather than having to make an blood glucose levels. measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) link
with the Health Department now
appointment with a GP, people Under the agreement with to autism.
seeking input from stakeholders.
aged 16 and over will have iHealths local distributor Propell Continuing deaths from measles
With the large number of
the option to obtain vaccines Pty Ltd, pharmacies will be able cannot leave anyone indifferent,
products now indicated for the
for measles, mumps, rubella, to order iHealth devices through Health Minister Hermann Grhe
treatment of COPD, there is a
whooping cough, diphtheria, the MedAdvisor App, providing an told German tabloid Bild.
concern that multiple items may be
tetanus, and polio from their local additional revenue stream, while Thats why we are tightening up
used inappropriately.
authorised pharmacist. patients will be able to use the regulations on vaccination, he said.
Submission details: pbs.gov.au.
Since pharmacy vaccinations integration to better monitor and Soon, failure to provide a doctors
began in early 2015, more than 300 manage their health. note proving vaccination could
Belkyra on ARTG pharmacists across the state have iHealth spokesman Wade Shu said mean expulsion of the child from
The first clinically proven, non- completed the required training the partnership with MedAdvisor daycare centres in Germany.
surgical injectable treatment for to be authorised to administer the would help the company access an Medical authorities at the Robert
improvement in the appearance influenza vaccine. extensive network of pharmacies Koch Institute said the country had
of submental fullness (pictured), Training for pharmacists to and over 750,000 patients who 410 measles cases by mid-Apr this
Belkyra (deoxycholic acid) has now administer the expanded range would derive significant benefits year, compared with 325 for the
been included on the Australian of vaccines will ensure they have from our solutions. whole of 2016.
Register of Therapeutic Goods the knowledge and skills to deliver
(ARTG). the vaccine, as well as identify and
treat any possible side effects.
The pharmacist will also need
to work in a pharmacy approved
COPD: demonstrating
by SA Health, with the expanded
range of vaccines administered in
devices, evaluating
medicines
The new double-chin therapy
breaks down fat cells under the pharmacy following the successful
chin offering individually tailored implementation of the pharmacist-
and contoured chin profile, administered flu vaccination
program in early 2015.
Up to 90% of patients who
manufacturer Allergan said.
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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Dispensary TGA ticks Oz sunscreens PSA partners PSNZ


The Pharmaceutical Society of
the Therapeutic Goods amount of sunscreen delivered per Australia (PSA) has announced the
Corner Administration (TGA) has second differed between brands. enrolment of its first New Zealand
laboratory tested 31 commonly Given this, it is important pharmacist in its Diploma of
No kidding - the latest fitness used sunscreen products, including consumers follow the labelling Leadership and Management.
craze sweeping the globe is Goat lotions, creams and aerosol sprays, instructions to apply liberally to The move follows collaboration
Yoga and it could be coming to a sourced from pharmacies and ensure proper coverage of the between the PSA and the
studio near you. supermarkets, and given the all- sunscreen, the TGA said. Pharmaceutical Society of
The phenomenon was created clear for every product evaluated. With more than 24 million people NZ to introduce PSAs formal
by American farmer Lainey Morse, Following a large number of in Australia there are many millions qualifications to NZ pharmacists.
who found her goats helped her reported concerns during the past of applications of sunscreen each
after being diagnosed with an Australian summer that sunscreens year and, given the widespread
autoimmune disease as well as were failing to provide use, the rate of reported
becoming divorced.
Sound weird? Not according
adequate sun protection, problems is relatively low. Guild
the TGA undertook the Between 01 Jan and 31
to animal behaviourist Roger
Mugford who said goats help drop
comprehensive assessment Dec 2016 the TGA received Update
of products for their label- a total of 27 reports of
peoples heart rates because they
release the cuddle chemical
stated ingredients.
They were also tested
adverse reactions to
sunscreens of which 15
Saluting the
oxytocin.
However participants are urged
for compliance with the were reports of allergic contribution of
Australian regulatory reactions, namely a rash,
to wear old clothes, because the guidelines for sunscreens and 12 reports of a product carers
goats are prone to nibbling! in terms of content of sun not being effective. THE Pharmacy Guild is
protection ingredients (90-120% The Cancer Council and medical proud to be supporting
of the labelled claim), finding all colleges have emphasised the the 7th International
products compliant. importance of applying sunscreens Carers Conference through
Also, following concerns raised liberally and regularly, as these sponsorship of the events Gala
through the use of aerosol spray products are commonly under- Dinner.
products, the TGA said it undertook applied, and frequently removed by
Carers Australia is hosting the
preliminary testing to investigate sweating, washing or towelling off.
conference in Adelaide at the
their delivery rates revealing the See items tested at tga.gov.au.
Adelaide Convention Centre
MUMS, its not all in your head - from 4-6 October 2017 and
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