Country Report 2011 - JAPAN

Country Report – JAPAN -By Japan Pharmaceutical Association   Date of reporting: 27/09/2011 Period of report: February 2011- August 2011 Prepared by: Japan Pharmaceutical Association   Section 1: Current Issues (e.g. health care…

Thirty Years Later, HIV Is Still Here

23 November, 2011 At the end of 2010 it was estimated that there were about 34 million people living with HIV worldwide, and although global rates of HIV infection have fallen dramatically, there were still around 2.7 million new HIV infections…

PSA ACT Branch President Elected to Medicare Local

ACT Branch President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Professor Gabrielle Cooper, has been elected to the first ACT Medicare Local Board. Professor Cooper, who is Professor of Pharmacy, Associate Dean Clinical Engagement at the University…

TGA to Cancel Four Prescription Pain-killers from 1 March 2012

22 November 2011 The TGA intends to cancel all pain-killers containing dextropropoxyphene - Capadex, Di-Gesic, Doloxene and Paradex - from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), from 1 March 2012. Following a review of the available…

Revised Arrangements for the Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy Medicines

From 1 December 2011 a new initiative will be introduced with the aim to reduce PBS expenditure on chemotherapy medicines used in the treatment of cancer and administered through intravenous infusion or injection. This will result in changes…

Consumers Forum Mixed Up on Pharmacy Agreement

27 November 2011 The Consumers Health Forum has published an analysis of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement which welcomed the Agreement and applauded the level of consultation with consumers. The analysis, published in May 2010 at the time…

Continued Dispensing in Best Interests of Patients

24 November 2011 The move towards continued dispensing of medicines by pharmacists in defined circumstances will deliver better health outcomes for Australian consumers and should be supported by Federal Parliament.Continued dispensing is one…

Country Report 2011 – JAPAN

Country Report – JAPAN -By Japan Pharmaceutical Association   Date of reporting: 27/09/2011 Period of report: February 2011- August 2011 Prepared by: Japan Pharmaceutical Association   Section 1: Current Issues (e.g. health care…

Pharmacists There to Help Hay Fever Sufferers

The role pharmacists can play in helping to manage hay fever has been highlighted by new figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) showing that about 3.1 million Australians, or 15% of the population, suffer from the…

Pharmacists Ready to Work Closely With Any Senate Inquiry

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia will work cooperatively with all stakeholders in any Senate inquiry into the Community Pharmacy Agreements process to ensure the best possible outcomes for the community, the pharmacy profession and Australia’s…