Why pharmacists are turning to compounders to save their bottom line

With medication shortages on the rise, community pharmacies in Australia are increasingly turning to specialist compounding chemists to help defray the time and expense associated with finding effective medication alternatives for their worried customers. According to a new survey from the Pharmaceutical Group of European Union, last year pharmacists from 82% of countries reported they 

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Why pharmacists should be supporting integrative doctors under fire

The recent announcement by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) that complementary medicine may soon face tighter regulation, should be of concern not just to responsible practitioners in the complementary health field, but also to pharmacists throughout the country. The discussion paper released by the MBA in February of this year specifically mentions integrative medicine 

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New penalties concerning drug shortages welcomed by compounding pharmacists

With the incidence of drug shortages increasing worldwide, one made-to-order medication specialist has welcomed a proposal to introduce substantial fines for drug manufacturers and marketers who don’t report upcoming disruptions to supply. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding on the Gold Coast said failure to notify authorities of a shortage in some essential medications could 

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