The week in review

The Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius held a health day at the Trianon Shopping Centre
The Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius held a health day at the Trianon Shopping Centre.

A highlight of this week was World Pharmacists’ Day, and members of the profession celebrated worldwide

World Pharmacists’ Day took place on Tuesday, with a theme of “Your medicines experts,” and pharmacists and stakeholder groups around the country took the opportunity to celebrate the profession, while pharmacist MP Emma McBride said she’d be showcasing the range of health services pharmacy offers. Take a look at how colleagues around the world celebrated here.

Controversy over non-dispensing pharmacists in GP surgeries continues, with Catherine Bronger suggesting recent findings “don’t pass the pub test,” while another UK study has shown benefits for GPs.

We took a look at Guild members’ plans for the future and thoughts about the 7CPA and 6CPA, and chatted with Adele Tahan, who met recently with Health Minister Greg Hunt to discuss various aspects of pharmacy including whether there was potential for change on price disclosure.

Exclusive direct supply was still a problem. We took another look at psychotropic prescribing in residential aged care, and examined how much Australians drink.

There was a warning for those with allergic rhinitis: get tested for asthma now, before allergy season and the heightened risk of thunderstorm asthma begins. We looked at upcoming changes to the location rules, as well as the dilemma of mandatory reporting and an analysis of Chemist Warehouse‘s success.

AJP wants to know how you feel about the sports medicine category: tell us here. And talking of sport, best of luck to those whose teams are playing finals this weekend, whether you get a Chemist Warehouse branded sample bag or not.

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