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					  Thursday 5th Nov 2009

Time to quit on-line
  NIC ABATE is launching a new
       ABATE
  NICABA
                                      New understandings for TGA                                                      ADEC dates 2010
                                                                                                                        THE TGA has added new
on-line product and in-store            THE Therapeutic Goods                 regulation of therapeutic products.     Australian Drug Evaluation Committee
resource ‘Path2Quit’ which aims to    Administration has signed a new           The TGA also confirmed the            dates to its 2010 calendar: 05 Feb
educate smokers and health care       Memorandum of Understanding             establishment of a “collaborative       (Canberra), 09 Apr (Canberra), 04
professionals about the most          with its British counterpart, the       arrangement”with the European           Jun (Sydney), 06 Aug (Sydney), 01
appropriate therapy suited to an      Medicines and Healthcare products       Medicines Agency (EMEA) which           Oct (canberra) and 03 Dec
inderviduals needs.                   Regulatory Agency (MHRA).               allows the exchange of confidential     (Canberra) - see www.tga.gov.au.
  Smokers will answer questions         The MoU aims to promote an            regulatory information and enables
on-line or instore via a diagnostic   understanding between the agencies      other collaborative activities.
                                      of each other’s regulatory framework,
wheel, the results of which will
direct them to the product that       requirements and processes, as well     Drug dosage guidance
                                                                              Drug dosage guidance
would best service their needs.       as facilitating the exchange of           A NEW ‘Safe Use’ initiative that
  See www.path2quit.com.au.           information relating to the             targets preventable harm from
                                                                              medication misuse has today been
 Win a month’s supply of RioLife Açaí                                         unveiled by the US Food and Drug


                                                                                                                           BE PAID
                                                                              Administration to combat the
                               CONGRATULATIONS to Julianne                    problem which is estimated to cost
                                                                              the US economy over $4 billion per

                                                                                                                          FOR YOUR
                               Alexander of the Pharmaceutical
                               Society of Australia who was the               annum.
                               first reader yesterday to tell us                The agency said it intends to


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                               RioLife Açaí berries are harvested             “collaborate with health care
                               in Brazil, Amazon region.                      professionals and other
                                  Riolife has teamed up with                  stakeholders to identify drugs and


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                               Pharmacy Daily this week, giving               drug classes that are linked to
                               readers the chance to win a                    preventable harm.”
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                               month’s supply of RioLife Açaí
                               every day this week, valued at $50.            FDA also made public new
                                  Açaí (pronounced Ah- Sigh- Ee)              guidance for companies which

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                               is a small purple coloured berry,              manufacture or market OTC
 high in antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin e, iron,                medications packaged with dosage
 calcium and magnesium which has now been introduced to                       delivery devices such as calibrated
 the Australian diet by Sydney based exotic energy food                       cups, droppers, syringes and spoons.
 specialists RioLife.
   One serve of RioLife Açaí is equal in antioxidants to
                                                                              Phar macists’ support
                                                                              Pharmacists’
 approximately 120 blueberries (a regular breakfast food for                    THE Society of Hospital Pharmacists
 many Australians) with the bonus of almost no sugar at all.                  of Australia has donated $2000 to
   RioLife Certified Organic Freeze Dried Açaí is available from              the soon-to-be-nationalised
 all good health food stores, pharmacies and whole-food                       Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS).
 stores nation-wide.                                                            Currently managed by the Vic
                                                                              branch of the Pharmaceutical
 For your chance to win a month’s supply of Riolife Açaí ,
                                                                              Society of Australia, the 24 hour
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 simply be the first reader to email the correct answer to the
 daily question below to: comp@pharmacydaily.com.au.                          telephone counselling service offers
                                                                              support to pharmacists who are
   How can RioLife Açaí be used as a part of your                             suffering from stress and distress.
                                                                                Chair of the PSS, Michael Scavone
         daily health and beauty routine?                                     has thanked the SHPAsaying that
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   Check out the RioLife website for hints at www.riolife.com.au.             continue.




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Pharmacy Daily Thursday 15th Oct 2009                      T   1300 799 220                    W   www.pharmacydaily.com.au                           page 1
  Thursday 5th Nov 2009
Shortchanged clinic
   A promised GP Super Clinic in
                                        Blackmores bounces back
                                          ackmores
                                        Blackmor
the township of Wallan in Victoria,        COMPLEMENTAR    ARY
                                           COMPLEMENTARY medicines                a range of new products, returned
has been significantly downsized to manufacturer Blackmores is                    to TV advertising, leveraged its
fit into a neighborhood house.          claiming significant market share         strategic partnerships and supported
   Wallan was promised $1 million       growth over the last three quarters,      “ground-breaking research”.                VERY
                                                                                                                           A VERY muddy cure!
for a Super Clinic which would          with ceo Christine Holgate saying            Holgate said Blackmores was             An Indian holy man is claiming
contain after hours GP services as      the company outperformed its              now well positioned to deliver           to be able to heal the sick if they
well as a range of allied health        competitors in all core markets over      further growth, with leaership           take a ritual bath with him in the
services, in the lead-up to the 2007 the last 12 months.                          across multiple categories and a         disgustingly polluted mud banks
election, however the funds,               In a presentation to analysts          strong pipeline of new products to       of the river Ganges.
according to local MP Donna             today Holgate outlined dismal l           capitalise on current health trends.       Avinash Tripathi recently left
Petrovich, will now only cover a refit third and fourth quarter results for                                                his family, home and job to
of the structures existing rooms.       2008, in contrast to must better                      ispensary
                                                                                             dispensar
                                                                                  Timesaving dispensar y                   commit himself to his mud
   “The situation we’ve got now is      recent performance, including a             NATIONAL
                                                                                    NATIONAL Pharmacies’ Elizabeth         healing, and says that “only by
that there is a neighborhood house healthy 14% revenue growth in the              outlet in Adelaide has reportedly        reconnecting with the rawness of
with three consulting rooms, and        3 months to 30 Sep - versus               cut its prescription waiting time by     nature can man find true
that there will be no additional GP     estimated market growth of 1.8%.          half after it installed the latest       healing”.
services provided out of that clinic,”     The previous quarter was even          Consis dispensary machine from
                                                                                                                                             Anyone for a
Petrovich said.                         better with Blackmores revenue            Willach and Heise.
                                                                                                                                             healthy bath?
   Another local MP Fran Bailey,        growing about 23%, which Holgate             Consis is a fully automated
has joined the fray saying “the         attributed to the government’s            robotic selector for drug storage
shire and the Federal Government        stimulus package and “strong trade        and selection, which claims to
know they can’t construct, equip        activity.”                                eliminate the need to physically
and staff a GP Super Clinic in a           Holgate said that twelve months        search for particular products.
rapidly expanding area for $1 million”. ago the company faced significant           After the product has been
                                                                                                                           C AREFUL what you wish for.
   “Wallan’s population is predicted challenges including volatile                delivered via Consis to the
                                                                                                                             A US man dressed as a
to be 20,000 within the decade,         exchange rates, a slowing in              technician or pharmacist, the staff
                                                                                                                           breathalyser for Halloween was
that’s a miserly $50 a person that      product innovation and a reduction        member then confirms its is correct,
                                                                                                                           arrested on old Hallows Eve
the Rudd Government is prepared         in brand investment.                      then labels the product and offers
                                                                                                                           after being pulled over and
to contribute to future health             Despite this Blackmores grew           advice to customers to customers.
                                    www.cruiseweekly.com.au                                                                breath tested.
services”, Bailey said.                 profit to $20.8m and has launched           “We’ve been extremely impressed
                                                                                                                             According to the arresting
                                                                                  with how effective the Consis
                                                                                                                           officers James Miller had a case
                                                                                  systems have been in reducing
                           Travel Specials                                                                                 of beer on his front seat and
                                                                                  prescription waiting times at peak
                                                                                                                           blew almost twice the legal limit
                                                                                  periods in our stores – in most
                                                                                                                           of 0.08.
            WELCOME to Pharmacy Daily ’s travel feature.
                            Pharmacy Daily                                        cases by up to half the usual wait
 Each week we highlight a couple of great travel deals which we’re sure           time,” said National Pharmacies           ANDA
                                                                                                                           PANDA Poo is all the rage!
                                                                                  general manager, Professional              Adelaide Zoo is planning to
       will be of interest to everyone in the pharmacy industry.
                                                                                  Services, Neale Burton.                  expand its commercial pull with
   MYBENTOURS has introduced            View Room including breakfast daily.        “There is still a high level of        the release of ‘Panda Poo’
a special one-off saving of $1500         The deal is priced from $525 per                                                 fertilizer when new residents
                                                                                  human input in the dispensary
per person off its Russia, Ukraine,     person/twin share, and is available                                                Wang Wang and Funi arrive from
                                                                                  process to ensure the highest levels
Europe and China 2010 Viking            for sale until 30 June 2010, for travel                                            China later this month.
                                                                                  of quality assurance and customer
River Cruises, when booked and          from 03 Jan until 30 June 2010 -                                                     According to zoo chief Chris
                                                                                  service are maintained,” he added.
paid in full before 18 December         see www.creativeholidays.com.au.                                                   West, bagged Panda Poo has a
2009.                                     TRAVELZOO has released a
                                          TRAVELZOO                               Free obesity meeting                     great appeal to gardeners
   Savings are inclusive of the         range of specials on its                    THE Australasian Society of              “It’s a great mulch for roses
company’s most famous Russian           Queensland product, including             Clinical and Experimental and            and it’ll be the sort of mulch
river cruises including the 13-day      35% off a 7-night stay at the four        Toxicologists is holding a free          that your neighbors won’t have,”
‘Waterways of the Czars’ journey        star Seacove Resort at Coolum             obesity seminar titled ‘Obesity-are      West said.
and the 12 day ‘Footsteps of the        Beach, which offers luxury accom          drugs the answer’ at the Sydney            “Pandas eat a lot of bamboo
Cossacks’ adventure.                    set amongst native bushland, a 25-        Convention Centre on Sun 29 Nov          a day, about 20 kilos, and their
   For more info see                    metre lagoon pool with heated             between 1-2.30pm.                        weight doesn’t go up every day
www.mybentours.com.au.                  spa, poolside entertaining areas            Guest speakers will include Ian        so that’ll tell you that they also
   For something slightly closer to     and tropical gardens.                     Caterson, director of the Institute of   produce a lot of poo,” he added.
        CREATIVE HOLIDA
home, CREATIVE HOLIDAYS is                The special includes seven nights       Obesity and Nutrition and Exercise;
offering four nights for the price of   in a studio apartment with                Ric Day, director of Clinical
three at the 3 1/2 star Hotel           undercover parking, from $425 per         Pharmacology and Toxicology, St
Wailea Maui, staying in a Garden        stay. See www.travelzoo.com.au.           Vincents Hospital; Margaret Morris,
                                       Sponsored by Cruise Weekly                 Professor of Pharmacology at the
                                                                                  University of NSW and Joseph
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