Nick O'Donoghue

Published Articles

Conflict of interest claims off the mark: Tassone

Suggestions of ethical concerns over the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot are inaccurate, Anthony Tassone (pictured), Pharmacy Guild of Australia Victoria branch president writes, in response to an article published in News Limited papers yesterday.
17 April 2014

API writes off $131m in non-cash assets

Pharmacy wholesaler, API, will write-off $131 million – including $52 million relating to pharmacy customers with long-term debts – when it announces its half year results later this month.
17 April 2014

Guild dobbing in ‘unapproved pharmacies’

Pharmacy owners who attempt to claim PBS subsidies for medicines dispensed from “unapproved pharmacies” are being targeted by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
17 April 2014

Ethical concerns over Sanofi Pasteur vax trial funding down-played

Concerns that a pharmacy group involved in the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot has a conflict of interest, after it emerged it received financial support from a drug company, are being dismissed by professional bodies.
17 April 2014

Pharmacist ordered out of shopping centre

A pharmacy owner has been ordered to surrender possession of her store despite claiming she was not given adequate notice to organise an alternative premises.
11 April 2014

Union fears Guild report may spark redundancies

Employee pharmacists are being encouraged to make sure they know their redundancy rights following the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s recent Employment Expectations Report.
10 April 2014

Tamiflu concerns highlight need for flu vax push

Governments should focus their attention on influenza vaccination strategies instead of stockpiling drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza, an expert believes.
10 April 2014

States delay real-time monitoring: DoH

Plans to introduce a real-time monitoring system for controlled drugs are being held up by state and territory legislators, a spokesperson for the Federal Department of Health says.
09 April 2014

TGA launches review of emergency contraceptive

Concerns over the efficacy of levonorgestrel in women weighing more than 70kg has sparked a TGA review of the emergency contraceptive drug.
09 April 2014

Profession facing 'monumental crisis'

Findings from a Pharmacy Guild of Australia report showing almost 9000 pharmacy jobs could be lost in the next year show a profession in crisis, according to industry sources and Pharmacy News readers.
03 April 2014