The week in review


The week in review
  1. The week in review
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    We take a look back at the week in pharmacy There’s growing concern that when codeine-containing analgesics are upscheduled early next year, consumers may turn ... The post The week in review appeared first on…
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There’s growing concern that when codeine-containing analgesics are upscheduled early next year, consumers may turn to ibuprofen to manage pain… which may be a problem given the increasing amount of evidence to support the NSAID link to heart attack. NSAIDs are currently being sold like lollies, said pharmacist Catherine Bronger this week.

One of the biggest stories this week was the Wannacry malware crisis, which mostly left Australia unscathed, though pharmacies may still be vulnerable, and so the Guild issued some helpful advice to proprietors. In the UK, pharmacists stepped up to help out when the crisis caused chaos across the health system.

A NSW pharmacist spoke out about the important issue of diversity in pharmacy leadership: it’s not just about women, says Veronica Nou. And Greens leader Richard di Natale has praised Medicines Australia‘s changes to its code of conduct.

The National Institute of Complementary Medicines is drawing heat again for promoting unproven products. FIP is tackling the ever-worsening international problem of …