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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : February 2005
86 67 74 76 78 79 82 88 news and review NEWS Generic price cut signals alarm for future of PBS • AMA attack on pharmacy continues • Higher pregnancy chance with overweight women on the Pill • Pharmacy joins support for tsunami victims • RUM survey • HIC extends pharmacy’s Medicare gatekeeper role PDL RISK MANAGEMENT NEWS Implementation is king John Coppock CAPITAL HILL Another PBS dilemma Canberra correspondent FROM THE PRESIDENT Let the negotiations begin John Bronger, Pharmacy Guild of Australia FROM THE PRESIDENT Guarding public health via competency standards and codes of practice Brian Grogan, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia pharmacy professional UPDATES COX-2 cardio concern and confusion continues • Blood pressure trial stopped early • Reducing C-reactive protein levels may provide CV benefits • Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—the Holy Grail • Survey links bullying and atopic eczema • Cancer death rates low, but incidence high • The birth of ibuprofen HOSPITAL TALK Standards of practice for drug use evaluation John Low 110 117 118 119 special series MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN REVIEW The aged may weary us People older than 65 are an important and potentially significant user of health resources and it is important that pharmacy recognises this and is able to respond in a timely and appropriate manner to their needs 100 101 106 108 product news ETHICAL Zyprexa • Autopen 24 • Rispedal Consta • Gopten • Serzone • OTC Paracetamol • Andrews Tums • Ocuvite • Shi’Jäno complementary medicine Up-skilling benefits your customers and your bottom line Anna Day company news UPDATES Pseudoephedrine stock management solutions offered by Pfizer • Global acquisition unites leading health brands management UPDATES New pharmacy brand from Sigma HEALTH ECONOMICS Medical technology and health spending Michael Tatchell RETAIL MANAGEMENT The gift of healthcare Bruce Annabel events UPDATES Refresher Course education program finalised • 2005 Conferences • APP to deliver best practice on franchising and management agreements • Are you ready for change? 135 New product information APP guide UPDATES month next PHARMACY PROFESSIONAL: Identifying and treating pain, Cardiovascular health OTC/MARKETING: Allergy MANAGEMENT: IT interconnectivity The Australian Journal of Pharmacy is an independent journal owned by Australian pharmacists through their membership of Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd 66 ? THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACY VOL.86 FEBRUARY 2005