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NEW 99% of surveyed GPs

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

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Pharmacy Daily today has
Sunday penalty transition emla from Aspen
Aspen Pharmacare is showcasing
two pages of news plus a front The new arrangements for the time and part-time employees from the new pricing for its emla topical
cover page from emla. Pharmacy Industry Award for 200% to 195%, then annually 195% anaesthetic which is ideal for a
employees Sunday remuneration to 180%, 180% to 165% and finally range of applications including
involve a multi-year transition in 2020, 165% to 150%. catheter insertion, blood sampling,
Sugary drinks all fail phase during which the penalty Casual employees have a similar superficial surgical procedures and
Supporting yet another rates will progress from 200% on 15% per year reduction over the vaccinations - see the cover page.
medical call for a tax on sugary Sundays down to 150%. four year period from 225% down
drinks, a new study has shown The Fair Work Commission (FWC), to 175%.
that the same branded drink, such in announcing the transitional Union group Professional
a Coca-Cola for example, sourced arrangements yesterday, said that Pharmacists Australia said it does
from different countries can contain the transition for the pharmacy not agree with this decision and will
different types of sugar, but are sector would be implemented in continue to campaign to attempt to
still all horrible and we should be four stages over 48 months. get politicians to legislate to restore
avoiding them. A spokesperson for the Guild the current existing penalties.
The Baker Heart and Diabetes said the proposed transitional We will continue to campaign
Institute compared the sugar arrangements reflect a balanced with pharmacy owners to remind
content of sugary drinks in approach and are a reasonable them that they dont have to apply
Australia, Europe and the US outcome...the Guild accepts the this decision and that they should
finding sugar cane in Australian umpires decision. continue to pay existing penalties
drinks, corn syrup in the US and As advocates for pharmacy small to their employee pharmacists.
sugar beet in European drinks. businesses, the Guild had sought a
University of Melbourne Head of shorter transition period with two
the Islet Biology and Metabolism stages, Jul 2017 and Jul 2018.
EMA SME R&D push
Research Group Associate Professor The Guild went on to say it Youve heard of Big Pharma
Sof Andrikopoulos said, Its really believed the FWC had weighed - now the European Medicines
interesting research. the evidence and submissions and Agency (EMA) is promoting
What Id like to know now taken a conservative, balanced the concept of what could be
is whether the US is seeing a approach to the transition to called Small-to-Medium Pharma,
higher incidence of liver disease cushion the impact of the penalty launching an action plan to support
or dyslipidaemia than we do rate reductions by spreading them Small and Medium Enterprises
in Australia, due to higher over a prolonged period. (SMEs) in developing novel drugs.
concentrations of fructose in these This is a reasonable approach In the pharmaceutical sector
drinks, he said. to what is an important long-term SMEs are a motor of innovation
But overall, he doubts one type structural reform to our labour and play a major role in the
of sugar fructose or glucose is market, the Guild said. development of new medicines,
any better than the other, saying This transition will enable the EMA said.
Whichever way you look at it, community pharmacies to The new action plan covers four
these types of sugar-sweetened consider opening longer hours key areas including engagement
beverages cannot be good for you. on Sundays, providing enhanced with universities and investors;
Diabetes Australia ceo Professor access to medicines and pharmacy training and education; supporting
Greg Johnson said the study was services for patients, and more job new drug development through
particularly important for those at opportunities for their staff. maximising SME use of regulatory
risk of type 2 diabetes - CLICK HERE The FWC will commence the tools; and participating in EU
for the MJA InSight article. transition from 01 Jul moving full- initiatives to support SMEs.

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QCPP changes coming Conditions confirmed

Dispensary The Pharmacy Guild this morning The Queensland Civil and Guild
confirmed previously announced Administrative Tribunal has refused
Corner changes to the Quality Care an application by an unnamed Update
Pharmacy Program (QCPP) which pharmacist, who requested a
around 60 Dutch children may
one day sue their mothers IVF
become effective from 01 Jul.
The current 18 elements of the
stay of conditions imposed by the
Pharmacy Board of Australia.
Spreading the flu
doctor, possibly on the grounds
that they should not exist,
program have been reduced into The case was heard on 08 May, jab word
five intuitive domains (PD 03 following a Board decision late last
according to the BBC. Feb 2017) which aim to support year which ruled the pharmacist COMMUNITY pharmacies
Fertility clinic physician Jan increasingly are becoming
business growth and encourage posed a serious risk to the public
Karbaat is suspected of using his well-recognised providers of
continuous quality improvement due to Alcohol Use Disorder.
own sperm to father scores of vaccination services, particularly
and innovation. The pharmacist, who is also a the influenza vaccine.
children at the IVF centre he ran. The five key domains include pharmacy proprietor, suffers from
His clinic was closed in 2009 in Guild Learning and
business management and multiple sclerosis, and conditions Development is partnering with
the face of reports of exceeding governance, human resources, were imposed restricting the
the maximum permitted number Seqirus in an online course,
premises, infrastructure and practitioner to managerial and titled Encouraging the uptake
of six children per donor, with stock, customer experience, and administrative duties. of influenza vaccination in
allegations of falsification of data, pharmacy services. Last month the pharmacist filed your pharmacy, which will
analyses and donor descriptions. QCPP endorsed assessors will an application seeking a stay of a help pharmacists refresh their
Parents are seeking clarification, spend time understanding how condition requiring regular blood knowledge of key immunisation
with DNA from Karbaats son so each pharmacy business operates, testing for substance abuse and concepts.
far revealing 19 possible matches. and then their feedback will focus treatment from a GP, psychiatrist This course reviews the
on the strengths and positive and neurologist; a condition pathophysiology, incidence,
observations in each pharmacy. restricting the taking of other and associated morbidity and
The revised QCPP requirements than prescribed substances; and mortality of influenza infection
follow feedback from participating requiring any pharmacist working in Australia, lists the patient
pharmacies as well as input with the practitioner to have groups who are at risk of
from business, management and influenza infection and those
sighted the conditions.
who are eligible to receive
VANDERBILT University pharmacy experts, the Guild said. However after considering
the influenza vaccine under
researchers in the US have found The QCPP Knowledge Hub is submissions the tribunal ruled the the National Immunisation
that those who participate in a currently undergoing revisions to conditions imposed by the Board Program.
religious activity have better heart allow comparison between the were still relevant, and would at This activity has been
health and lower stress levels. current program and the revised worst cause embarrassment to the accredited for 1 hour of Group 1
A key indicator studied was QCPP - see www.qcpp.com. pharmacist. CPD (or 1 CPD credits), suitable
allostatic load which looks at for inclusion in an individual
heart health (blood pressure and pharmacists CPD plan, which
cholesterol levels), nutrition and can be converted to 1 hour of
metabolic measures such as BMI Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits)
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