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The VPA conducted 20 panel hearings in the first three months of this year alone, with 12 of these resulting in a reprimand and eight in a caution The Victorian …

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority has issued advice for pharmacies around planning for temporary closures due to COVID-19 “As part of contingency planning for the temporary closure of a pharmacy due …

Methadone stored in open disposable cups, a “gross failure” to comply with S8 recording and a refit that helped lead to a reprimand were all highlighted at recent panel hearings …

Two recent panel hearings pulled licensees up on poor S8 records and not maintaining premises in a clean and hygienic manner There were two recent panel hearings into allegations that …

Pharmacy licensees warned that cases of suspected serious breaches of drugs and poisons legislation will be referred to the Department of Health and could result in a prosecution Between August …

Authority looks into allegations of ‘serious deficiencies’ including use of expired materials, and warns of recurring non-compliance related to compounding and S8s In June and July this year, the Victorian …

Recent inspections have identified pharmacies carrying out complex compounding in breach of guidelines Complex compounding is being undertaken on pharmacy premises that do not meet the requirements of guidelines, the …

There are potential public safety risks from consumers’ medicines being identifiable after dispensing, reminds authority There are regulations for the transfer of dispensed medicines throughout a pharmacy in open baskets, …

Dangerous compounding and unhygienic dose administration filling areas are just a selection of reasons why owners were pulled up before recent panel hearings Pharmacy owners have been reprimanded for allowing …

A slew of pharmacy owners has been cautioned, including over poor S8 records, open medicines baskets, and insufficient pharmacist staff to meet dispensing workload In March 2019 there were five panel …

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority has reported on three recent panel hearings, one of which featured “extensive” S8 records discrepancies In one case, “discrepancies in records for S8 poisons were so …

A pharmacy owner has been reprimanded for failing to maintain accurate S8 records – with evidence of 43 unprocessed transactions in two weeks In January 2019 the Victorian Pharmacy Authority …