$10m more needed for allergies

The National Allergy Strategy has supported the one in five Australians affected by allergic disease but for more progress $10 million is needed. “The statistics regarding allergies in Australia are concerning and require serious attention. One in 10 infants now have a food allergy, and food-allergy-induced anaphylaxis has doubled in the last 10 years,” National […]

Pharmaxis gets FDA approval

Pharmaceutical research company Pharmaxis has received FDA approval to produce the asthma product Aridol for the US market. The approval follows a recent onsite FDA inspection of the Pharmaxis manufacturing facility in Sydney, where the company currently manufactures Aridol for Europe, Australia and South Korea, as well as Bronchitol for Europe, Australia and Russia. Pharmaxis […]

Top award for Marcus Blackmore

​Blackmores Executive Director Marcus Blackmore was named 2018 Champion of Entrepreneurship at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Eastern Region of Australia in Sydney last week, in recognition of his sustained, outstanding entrepreneurial achievement. “My entrepreneurial journey has been about taking lessons from others and acknowledging the importance of learning from failures,” […]

Biosimilar education starts

GBMA Education has begun its 2018-19 grant activities since being awarded the Biosimilar Education Grant in April this year. Over a three-year period, the initiative is aimed at delivering a biosimilar education program to healthcare professionals and consumers. “Having engaged with representatives from the Department of Health, medical, pharmacy, industry and consumer representative bodies, I look […]

Banana Boat class action dropped

Bannister Law has withdrawn its proposal to launch a class action against the makers of Banana Boat aerosol sunscreens, Edgewell Personal Care Pty Ltd. Bannister Law has notified potential class members of the withdrawal. The firm has previously made allegations in the public domain in relation to a proposed class action against Edgewell concerning the […]

Student Business Plan semi-finals

Six teams from five universities are awarded places in the semi-finals of the Pharmacy Guild’s National Student Business Plan competition. The Australia and New Zealand-wide challenge promotes creative entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy. The teams are from the University of Sydney, Auckland University, the University of Tasmania, the University of […]

Corum Clear update

Corum Group’s flagship new dispense product, Corum Clear Dispense, will be ready for approval by the Department of Human Services next month. Once approved, Corum will extend live user acceptance testing to a cross-section of its pharmacy customer base ahead of a full commercial launch. Corum Clear Dispense has been progressively presented to the pharmacy […]

Eagle Health’s growth plans

Eagle Health believes it remains on track to deliver accelerated growth in revenues and earnings in 2018 and 2019.  The company expects to release its unaudited financial results for the half year to June 30 on or about August 31. Eagle Health’s recent meeting with key board members and staff from cornerstone investor, AMKA, and […]

New NAPSA board

The new President of the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) is University of South Australia student Jessica Hsiao, replacing Sandra Minas in the role. The new board executive directors are Eliza Herd (University of Newcastle), Tina Blefari (University of South Australia), Teana Didsbury (Queensland University of Technology), Lily Pham (University of Sydney), Stephanie Salvatore […]

CWH raises $450,000 for men

After teaming up with Gotcha4Life, a men’s mental-health charity, for the second year running, Chemist Warehouse says a total of $450,000 was raised this year through multiple initiatives. This includes: Accepting donations through each of its 400-plus stores. Selling Gotcha4Life headbands and wristbands. A donation of $50,000 from Unilever. Selling Unilever’s limited-edition Lynx ‘Gotcha4Life’ body […]