The week in review

It’s been a big week for Victoria in community pharmacy

Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying bill has been passed; the scheme will be accessible following an 18-month implementation period. Also in Victorian news, it was announced that Fred IT group will be building the state’s real-time monitoring program.

Pharmacists from across the full spectrum of the sector are getting together to work on best use of My Health Record.

New research shows consumers may not be as against the codeine upschedule as previously suspected.

There’s been more speculation about the future of Chemist Warehouse… as well as which pharmacy group will take out the title of Roy Morgan‘s Pharmacy of the Year, as Terry White continues its winning streak.

More batches of Apo-Perindopril Arginine were recalled. And the concern over AstraZeneca and Amgen’s moves to directly distribute some of its products remains, with reports that full-line wholesalers are reducing their trading terms to pharmacies as a result.

We’d like to know what you think about direct supply: tell us in our poll, here.

And Victorian pharmacists including Stephen Marty, Mark Feldschuh and Rodney Whyte were honoured by the PSA: congratulations from AJP to all.

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