PHARMACY NOTES - Principles of OTC What can people get in a pharmacy Pharmacist only medicines Pharmacy only medicines General sales goods Prescription

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Principles of OTC What can people get in a pharmacy Pharmacist only medicines Pharmacy only medicines General sales goods Prescription only medicines Healthcare advice Unscheduled medicines Listed medicines Confidential conversation with the pharmacist PHARMACY EMPLOYEES AND THEIR ROLES Dispensary pharmacists Rx clinical check Professional advice Pt counselling S3 medicines Controlled drugs PPIs Pharmacy Assistant OTC counselling Shop floor S2 and unscheduled drugs Stock control Merchandising Pharmacist in charge Training Supervision Paperwork submission Clinical governance Accountable HMRs Pharmacy student/intern (dependent upon experience) Training Patient counselling S2 drugs Rx management Dispenser/technician Rx accuracy Stock control Dispensing excellence Legal requirements PHARMACIST ROLES
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Provision of pharmaceuticals Optimizing medication regimes Education and drug information Patient safety Administration/formulary management Objectives 1. Classification and regulation of therapeutic goods 2. National medicines policy 3. Supply of medicines without prescription National Medicine Policy Objectives Timely access to the medications that Australians need, at a cost individuals and the community can afford – PBS Medicines meeting appropriate standards of quality, safety and efficacy TGA Quality use of medicines Maintaining a responsible and viable medicines industry The position of the community pharmacy >500 Pharmacies nationally o Privately owned businesses Registered Pharmacist must be majority owner Complex laws, limitations Free and open access to healthcare o Variety of income streams o Prescriptions Medicines ad professional services subsidized by national Medicare system
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Private sales - Consumers pay market price of goods and services Current ‘Sales based’ business model o Moving towards a ‘service based’ business model – conflict of interest REGULATION OF MEDICINE SUPPLY IN AUSTRALIA Therapeutics Goods Administration Responsible for ensuring that ALL therapeutic goods available for supply in Australia are safe and fit for their intended purpose Regulates supply, production and advertising of: Medicines prescribed by a doctor or dentist Medicines available from behind the pharmacy counter Medicines available in the general pharmacy Medicines available from supermarkets Complementary medicines, these include vitamins, herbal and traditional medicines Medical devices (bandages to heart pacemakers) Diagnostic tests AUSTRALIAN REGISTER OF THERAPEUTICS GOODS Registry based on risk to public
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  • Pharmacology, Prescription drug, Medical prescription, Over-the-counter drug, TGA, medicines

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