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  1. Leah Rosevear
    07/12/2018

    Thank you Raymond for your excellent article on pharmacovigilance and reporting of ADR. I am glad it can be done online though the TGA and hope that results in improved reporting.

  2. Beverley Baxter
    02/01/2019

    So my position is – why is there not a link on the various dispense programs? Further to this there is payment for various activities, perhaps there should be a payment – even a minimal payment to encourage feedback of this vital data- I believe it would qualify as a clinical intervention and if so promotion of the fact would encourage participation particularly if the link was there without having to exit dispense

    • Gavin Mingay
      02/01/2019

      Because, as usual, if there was a payment for each report, there are a few particular pharmacy groups who would force their poor pharmacists to make quotas for numbers of reports and the numbers would go through the roof – wont name any names…

      • Jarrod McMaugh
        02/01/2019

        If it results in ADRs actually being reported, would that be a bad thing?

        • Gavin Mingay
          02/01/2019

          Probably would be, as they would be reporting a person sneezing after a tablet, someone was drowsy, etc. and the serious reporting would be drowned out by stupid reports – so it would end up like the Clinical Interventions and Medschecks, where there is a lot of value in the program if run properly and ethically, but there are many who can’t do that…

          • Paul Sapardanis
            02/01/2019

            It would be interesting to see if discounting pharmacies are more likely to do a greater amount of 6cpa claiming as a w asy of recouping monies lost from discounting. Has any data been collected to prove or disprove this?

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