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S8s


There was lots of regulatory news this week, as we count down the days until the Federal Election… and find out how pharmacists may vote The Health Professional Councils Authority …

A pharmacy owner was “trying to find time” to dispose of multiple S8s that were found in a cardboard box and garbage bag in the dispensary The Victorian Pharmacy Authority …

A pharmacist’s record-keeping came under scrutiny due to an investigation into a colleague who allegedly diverted nearly 11,000 oxycodone tablets A man with 40 years’ experience as a pharmacist has …

The Pharmacy Board has issued a statement about a pharmacist who diverted S8s and supplied ice The Board outlined the case of Daniel Soong, the former part owner of two …

A GP blamed printer malfunctions and two patients for a large number of scripts for alprazolam, diazepam and testosterone to two patients A GP’s registration has been cancelled for excessive …

A pharmacy was investigated after its wholesaler noticed it “purchased amongst the highest quantities of high strength Fentanyl patches and high strength oxycodone tablets of any pharmacy in NSW” The …

PDL has issued a practice alert discussing incidents involving drugs of dependence The PDL Professional Officers often see incident reports or regulatory notifications involving high risk medications such as S8 items and …

Two recent panel hearings have demonstrated the importance of correct management of S8 poisons, as well as who accesses the premises and when In its latest circular, the Victorian Pharmacy …

A pharmacist was among those who raised the alarm about a NSW GP’s prescribing of drugs of addiction to drug-dependent patients The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission has released a …

Dispensing practices at a Sydney pharmacy were so bad that a Tribunal has said a report on them should be “compulsory reading for every pharmacist” Part One of a report …

The VPA has given details of several panel hearings – three of which related to significant alterations to the pharmacy premises Eight panel hearings into alleged failures to meet responsibilities …

An Australian S8 first once again raises the question of MBS numbers for pharmacists, writes Angelo Pricolo Patients are the real winners as Victorian pharmacists will become the first in …