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Pharmacy Daily today has
Wages reform call - PSA Smoke kills one in 10
Smoking causes one in 10
two pages of news plus a full the Pharmaceutical Society of more appropriate, evidence-based deaths worldwide, a new study
Australia (PSA) has announced it is payment models for pharmacist shows, with half of them in just
page from Wizard Pharmacy.
providing expert advice in support services. four countries: China, India, the US
of a case to increase the award Key recommendations from the and Russia.
GMP standards wage for pharmacists. PSA included pharmacist services The report, published in the
The Therapeutic Goods The PSA said it agreed to be called remuneration by Government Lancet, said that in spite of tobacco
Administration (TGA) has posted as an expert witness in a review allowing for flexibility in terms of control policies, world population
on its website details around its of the award before the Fair Work service-setting to meet consumers growth has seen an increase in the
expectations with relation to data Commission (FWC) to highlight needs and that a more appropriate number of smokers.
management and data integrity changes in pharmacist practice payment model is one recognising CLICK HERE for the Lancet study.
as part of good manufacturing since the last review in 1998. and remunerating pharmacists
processes (GMP). PSA national president Joe based on the complexity of the
The TGA says it uses ALCOA Demarte said that as the peak presenting consumers situation Pedometer value
principles (Attributable, Legible, body for all pharmacists, not only and/or services provided. Providing pedometers, with
Contemporaneous, Original, and was PSA best placed to provide We will continue to explore and without providing step targets,
Accurate) as well as ALCOA+ (which expert advice, given its lead role reforms and solutions to improve to individuals with rheumatoid
includes ALCOA plus Complete, in developing and implementing income and wages across the entire arthritis increased activity levels
Consistent, Enduring, and Available) professional practice standards, sector, including through access and decreased fatigue, according
that are required to ensure the but was also strongly committed to remuneration outside of the to recent research published in
integrity of data, irrespective of to improving remuneration and existing 6th Community Pharmacy Arthritis Care & Research.
how it is generated. wages for pharmacists working in Agreement and hospital funding, For control patients, who did not
New data released by Gemalto all sectors of the profession. Demarte said. receive pedometers, average daily
found that 1,792 data breaches led Standards, Codes and Guidelines steps declined and there was no
to almost 1.4 billion data records produced by PSA clearly highlight significant change in fatigue.
being compromised in 2016 as the increasing complexity and RUM bins flood Qld Lead author Dr Patricia Katz said,
hackers targeted large-scale professional healthcare services Queenslands and Northern Because rheumatoid arthritis
databases in industries across the provided in pharmacist practice NSWs disastrous flood crisis has medications have only small
world - breachlevelindex.com. in Australia, which needs to be resulted in massive amounts of effects on fatigue, its important
The healthcare industry was better reflected in pharmacists damaged stock in pharmacies. for patients to have other ways to
hardest hit, Gemalto reports, remuneration, Demarte said. The National Return and Disposal manage their fatigue.
accounting for 27.5% of all PSA also made a comprehensive of Unwanted Medicines Project These results suggest that
breaches, and increased from 2015 submission to the Governments (RUM) assures pharmacists that something as simple as increasing
numbers by 10.8%. Review of Pharmacy Remuneration there are plentiful supplies of RUM physical activity by walking can
Visit tga.gov.au for more. and Regulation last year, calling for bins from API, Sigma and Symbion. help, Katz wrote.

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Guild backs ERRCD
Pharmacy Guild of Australia Weekly
executive director David Quilty has
said the Guild strongly supports the Comment
Minister for Healths indication of
a committment to the introduction
of a real time recording system for Welcome to PDs
controlled drugs to reduce fatalities weekly comment
Monday 10 Apr 2017 from prescription drug abuse. feature. This weeks
With coroners around the country contributor is Dr
Lesley Braun,
Standard meds charts calling for such a recording system,
Dispensary Part of an initiative from the
a Fairfax Media report suggests
Director Blackmores
Institute.
next months budget may include
Corner Australian Commission on Safety
and Quality in Health Care is to
the adoption of an Electronic Industry-university
Recording and Reporting of engagement feeds
SHES literally monkeying improve the safe use of medicines
Controlled Drugs (ERRCD) system,
around! via use of the national standard
although Minister Greg Hunt would innovation time
An eight-year-old girl has been medication chart (NSMC).
dubbed the real life Mowgli The NSMC is a collection of
not comment on what the budget for more, not less
may hold.
girl, like The Jungle Books main standardised charts that present AUSTRALIAN universities
I look forward to ensuring the enjoy an excellent reputation for
character, after being discovered and communicate information
electronic prescription system quality research and education,
living among the monkeys at consistently between clinicians on
is acted on in my first six months, however they lag behind when
Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in the intended use of medicines for
he said. it comes to university-industry
Bahraich, northern India. an individual patient.
The Guild, the Australian Medical engagement. In fact, Australia
The un-named girl (pictured) The Commission
Association (AMA) and the has the lowest level of industry-
was first spotted two months has engaged with
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia research collaboration in the
ago by woodcutters, naked MedicineWise to OECD.
(PSA) are all applying pressure on
and imitating her monkey assist prescribers, Its probably the reason why
the government to provide urgent
counterparts by eating food off pharmacists and Chief Scientist Alan Finkel
funds to help states and territories
the floor and walking on all fours. nurses to enhance started talking about introducing
fully implement the ERRCD system,
She was taken to hospital by their existing skills a new metric to evaluate
in a bid to curb the consistently
police where shes been and gain an understanding of the university success, which goes
swelling number of overdose
recovering since. role that medication charts play in beyond the usual citation
deaths from abuse of prescription and grant counts industry
medication management.
medicines. engagement.
To this end the Commission and
While fatal overdoses on the The Medical Research Future
MedicineWise have provided an
mainland continue to escalate, Fund released its Australian
online learning course for users
Tasmania, which implemented an Medical Research and Innovation
of national standard medication
ERRCD in 2012, has managed to priorities for 2016-2018. This
charts.
reduce prescription-drug related included utilising industry
The course is intended for investment for the rapid funding
deaths by more than 30%, the
experienced clinicians as well as of priority areas in health and
Melbourne dad Mat Bowtell is Telegraph reports.
students, guiding through the medical research.
making a difference to the lives of Similarly, since 2012 in the United
principles of safe prescribing Preventative health research
children, one prosthetic hand and States of America, New Yorks
and how to complete the NSMC is also mentioned as a priority.
finger at a time. version of ERRCD has successfully
correctly. Nutritional and dietary
Mat Bowtell has created 3D reduced prescription medicine
For access, go to learn.nps.org.au. supplements, traditional
printed limbs to help those living doctor shopping by around 75%. medicines and systems are
without, after being inspired by target rich areas for low risk
a scholarship to Japan where he Win with Southernature treatments. Whilst those
was exposed to robotics and a $1 available in Australia as OTC
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the generous man wont stop at engine for innovation and
to provide optimal health benefits. For more info discovery. Australia needs more
hands and now wants to print CLICK HERE. of this, not less.
3D legs for landmine victims in In the area of complementary
Colombia and Syria. To win, be the first person from NSW or ACT to send
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the main pain for Mat who spent What kind of report about the quality of the product is available to view government research funding
$86 recently sending an arm to a on Southernatures website? makes these industry initiatives
17-year old girl in Iraq. Check here tomorrow for todays winner. even more important.

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