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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : November 2006
NEW IN 2006 The AJP is now available online FREE to subscribers. ? View the complete AJP online, page by page, every month. ? Hyperlink through to in-depth articles and websites. ? Powerful text searching across the current issue and back issues for fast and efficient referencing. As an AJP subscriber, you can access the AJP Online for FREE, but we need your email address first! Just use the address sheet for this issue to write your email address and fax it back to us on (02) 9818 7811 NON SUBSCRIBERS can go to www.ajp.com.au to subscribe to the online version. 4 14 16 18 22 news and review NEWS • Challenges to our demographic destiny • Gillard attacks ‘sneaky’ cost increases • Beware of generics price war, analyst warns • New drive to reduce error in blood pressure monitoring • Baby boomers push up demand for hospital beds • People in Pharmacy • Medicare welcomes Gujild support for online claiming for PBS • Call for realism on ice CAPITAL HILL Crunch time for PBS reforms Canberra correspondent FROM THE PRESIDENT Common sense advice Kos Sclavos, Pharmacy Guild of Australia FROM THE PRESIDENT What’s your specialty? Finding a firm footing for pharmacy Brian Grogan, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia pharmacy professional UPDATES • Safety concerns over asthma drug • Know your allergic rhinitis and asthma • Facts on morphine and opioids • Let’s talk about menopause • New service for people living with dementia • Veterans’ MATES: a model for future pharmacy practice • A roadmap to upcoming major medical advances • Injunction impedes independent review • The wry side 34 HOSPITAL TALK Hospital pharmacy workforce 2005 John Low 62 63 36 52 54 56 58 60 MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN REVIEW What is the right pharmacy model to meet future professional challenges? product news ETHICAL Sandoz • Taxotere • Tygacil • Vytorin • Vesicare • Pegasys OTC GI Diary • Nurofen for Children • Bisolvon Chesty Tablets complementary medicine Food, supplements as medicine Lesley Braun company news • Give the job to Stephen management MANAGEMENT UPDATES • Forget faith: apply science • Pharmacy business mentoring program a success RETAIL MANAGEMENT Mining for gold Bruce Annabel HEALTH ECONOMICS Intergenerational Report revisited Michael Tatchell month next PHARMACY PROFESSIONAL: Smoking cessation; Vaccinations OTC/MARKETING: Weight loss BUSINESS: Local area marketing The Australian Journal of Pharmacy is an independent journal owned by Australian pharmacists through their membership of Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd 2 ? THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACY VOL.87 NOVEMBER 2006