Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum

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Australian Prescriber
    1. Australian Prescriver Volume 35 Number2- April 2012
    2. Autralian Prescriber Volume35  number 1-February 2012
    3. Australian Prescriber Volume 34 Number 6-December 2011
    4. Australian Presciber Volume 34 Number 5-October 2011
    5. Australian Prescriber Volume 34 Number 4-August 2011
    6. Australian Prescriber Volume 34 Number 3-June 2011
    7. Australian Prescriber Volume 34 Number 2-April 2011
    8. Australian Prescriber Volume 34 Number 1-Fabruary 2011
    9. Australian Prescriber December 2010
    10. Australian Prescriber October 2010
    11. Australian Prescriber August 2010
    12. Australian Prescriber June 2010
    13. Australian Prescriber April 2010
    14. Australian Prescriber Feb 2010
Continuing Pharmacy Development
  1. A Simple Approach to CPD!

Good Pharmacy Practice
  • FIP

  1. Standards for Quality of Pharmacy Services-Good Pharmacy Practice
  2. Developing Pharmacy Practice - A Focus on Patient Care

  • Australia

  1. Professional Practice Standards
  2. Good Pharmacy Practice
  3. The Pharmacy Guild agreement with the Australian Government  

Disease Management
  • Blood Pressure Control

  1. NPS PPR 52 : Achieving better blood pressure control

  • Diabetes

  1. NPS Prescribing Practice Review 50: Smoking cessation and managing stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Case study

    1. Case study 72:Management of Rhinosinusitis
    2. Case study 71: Heart Failure
    3. Case study 70 report: Antipsychotics
    4. Case Study 69:Osteoporosis 
    5. Case study 68 Report: Testing and treating Vitamin D Deficiency
    6. Case study 67: CVD risk: guiding lipid management
  1. Case study_66:Iron-Deficiency Anaemia
  2. Case study 65 report: Optimising Blood Pressure Control
  3. Case study 58: Antibiotics and respiratory tract illness — thinking of patient-centred care
  4. 200712 Case study 50: Individualizing hormonal contraception
  5. 200702 Case StudyAntidepressant
  1. NPS News 78: Depression-Challenges in Primary Care
  2. NPS RADAR-How Do We Select topics for NPS RADAR Reviews?
  3. NPS RADAR in Prescribing Software
  4. NPS RADAR April 2012
  5. NPS -Recommendations for the 2012 Influenza Season
  6. NPS News 77: Antibiotic Resistance -A Problem for Everyone
  7. NPS-Doctors and pharmacists want improvements in drug interaction alerts
  8. NPS News 76: Generic Medicines: Informing Patients About Multiple Brands
  9. NPS Ticagrelor (Brilinta) for Acute Coronary Syndrome
  10. NPS Oxycodone-with-Naloxone Controlled-Release Tablets (Targin) for Chronic Severe Pain
  11. NPS RADAR December 2011
  12. NPS Indacaterol (Onbrez) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  13. NPS–NPS RADAR Reviews New Medicines for Schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder, Severe Chronic Pain and COPD
  14. NPS–NPS Reviews New Medicines for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder
  15. NPS–Are Cholesterol Medicines Overused?
  16. NPS–Medicines Upon Medicines: The Prescribing Cascade
  17. NPS – Latest Edition of Medicines Talk Available Now
  18. NPS – NPS Supports TGA Decision to Cancel Four Pain Relief Medicines
  19. NPS – Building A Medicinewise Community From the Ground Up: Abstracts Invited
  20. NPS – Nurse Update November 2011
  21. NPS – Nurse Update September 2011
  22. NPS RADAR July 2011
  23. NPS Prescribing Practice Review 54 Osteoporosis: Reducing osteoporotic fracture risk and building healthy bones
  24. NPS Nurse updates June
  25. NPS News 73: Reducing fracture risk in osteoporosis
  26. NPS RADAR: Telmisartan with amlodipine fixed-dose combination tablets (Twynsta) PBS listed
  27. Case study 67 report: CVD risk: guiding lipid management
  28. NPS:Vitamin D
  29. NPS Prescribing Practice Review 53: Managing lipids
  30. NPS RADAR February 2011 with website link only
  31. NPS RADAR December 2010
  32. Exenatide (Byetta) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  33. NPS News 71
  34. NPS News 70
  35. NPS News 69: A planned approach to prescribing opioids
  36. NPS News 68: Helping smokers quit
  37. ERRATUM - NPS News 54: Hormonal contraceptives: tailoring for the individual
  38. NPS News 67: Addressing hypnotic medicines use in primary care
  39. NPS News 66: Managing urinary incontinence
  40. NPS News 65: Which treatment for what anxiety disorder?
  41. NPS News 64: Therapeutic choices for menopausal symptoms
  42. NPS News 63: Managing expectations for antibiotics in respiratory tract infections
  43. NPS RADAR: Pramipexole (Sifrol) for early Parkinson’s disease
  44. NPS RADAR: Olanzapine depot injection (Zyprexa Relprevv) for schizophrenia
  45. National Prescribing Service - Rational Assessment of Drug and Research April 09 Newsletter
  46. NPS News 62
  47. NPS Fact sheet: Zolpidem

  • Volume 27, Number 1, February 2008

  1. http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb/aadr0802.htm

  2. http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb/aadr0802.pdf

  • Volume 26, Number 1, February 2007

  1. http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb/aadr0702.htm

  2. http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb/aadr0702.pdf

  • Volume 26, Number 6, December 2007

  1. http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb/aadr0712.htm

  2. http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb/aadr0712.pdf

The Informed Patient: Friend or Foe?


Global Health Online Course: Ethics, Quality, and Equality

   - Module 1: What Are Best Practice "Gold Standard" Principles?

   - Module 2: International Development and Capacity Building

   - Module 3: Local Doctors Must Be Integral To The Program

   - Module 4: Build Effective, Sustainable Programs With Measurable Results

   - Module 5: How To Eliminate Patient Barriers To Care

   - Module 6: How To Ensure High Quality Medical Care

   - Module 7: Partnering With Local Communities

   - Module 8: Ethical, Quality Volunteering

   - Module 9: The Significant Harm of Worst Practices

   - Module 10: Donating Equipment

   - Module 11: Local Staff Compensation

   - Module 12: Support Local Doctors To Help Eliminate Brain Drain

   - Module 1: The Problems of Unprofessionalism

   - Module 2: Common Causes of Unprofessional Behavior

   - Module 3: Preventing Unprofessional Behavior

   - Module 4: Traits of a Successful International Volunteer

   - Module 5: Guidelines For Observing and Assisting Doctors

   - Module 1: Culture and the Volunteer

   - Module 2: Overview of Cultural Adjustment and Culture Shock

   - Module 3: Coping With Culture Shock and Emotional Feelings

   - Module 4: Slower Pace and "Elastic Time"

   - Module 5: Language Barriers

   - Module 6: Working With Translators

   - Module 7: Cultural Differences and Cultural Understanding

   - Module 8: Social Etiquette and Its Importance

   - Module 9: Cultural Beliefs About Service

   - Module 10: Cultural Beliefs About Medical Care

   - Module 11: Trust

   - Module 12: Reverse Culture Shock


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