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Dispense and POS
Minfos and Willach have launched a
'seamless and comprehensive' dispense
and POS integration for the CONSIS
robot with a pilot site operating
successfully since October and further
rollout plans in progress with other
Willach Managing Director John Koot
said the integration stemmed from a
strong working relationship between
Minfos and Willach and would help
improve stock management and
efficiency for our mutual customers.
Andrew Hall, EBOS General Manager
Pharmacy Technology said: 'many of
our pharmacies can benefit from the
improved efficiency and integrated
ordering offered by the Minfos/
Denise L Hope, BPharm, MMedRes, GradCertHigherEd;
Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Griffith University,
Steven T Dickfos, BSc (Oceanography),
BPharmaceutSci, MPharm; Flight Lieutenant, Royal
Australian Air Force (RAAF), Canberra, Australia.
Michelle A King, BPharm, PhD (Med); Senior Lecturer,
Menzies Health Institute Queensland and School of
Pharmacy, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
*Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who holds the keys
BY DENISE L HOPE, STEVEN DICKFOS & MICHELLE KING
Access to controlled drug safe keys and/or combinations varies across
jurisdictions. Medicines regulations of the ACT1(s533(3)(d)) and NSW2(s76(3))
require a pharmacist to keep safe combinations confidential and have
'personal custody' of the key or store the key in another safe.
Tasmania also requires personal
custody of the key or that it is not
readily accessible to other persons,3(s25)
while WA clarifies that key custody
must be 'immediate and personal'.4(s56C)
Queensland regulations do not
specifically address custody of keys,
requiring pharmacists to ensure only
authorised persons access Schedule
8s.5(s119(2)(b)) Regulations in the NT6(s31) and
SA7(s27(d)) identify Codes of Practice;8(s1.1(2)),
9(s4.1.1) subordinate documents that
mandate pharmacists' personal custody
of safe keys. The NT Code of Practice
is the only document to address
handover of keys to another health
practitioner.8(s1.1(5)) Victorian primary
legislation does not mention keys,
despite it stating that storage facilities for
S8s 'remain locked and secured to prevent
access by an unauthorised person'.10
(s36(c)) Ancillary guidelines in Victoria state
that keys to the S8 safe are not to be left
on premises overnight unless stored in
another safe.11(s 4.5.1) These guidelines are
the only documents in any jurisdiction that
address the keys and control of access to
1. Australian Capital Territory Government. Medicines, Poisons
and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008. 2016 at: www.
Accessed 26 Oct 2016.
2. New South Wales Government. Poisons and Therapeutic
Goods Regulation 2008. 2016 at: www.legislation.nsw.gov.
au/#/view/regulation/2008/392/full. Accessed 26 Oct 2016.
3. Tasmanian Government. Poisons Regulations 2008. 2016 at:
webauthverid=. Accessed 26 Oct 2016.
4. Government of Western Australia. Poisons Regulations 1965.
mrtitle_1920_homepage.html. Accessed 26 Oct 2016.
5. Queensland Parliamentary Council. Health (Drugs and Poisons)
Regulation 1996 2016 at: https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/
legisltn/current/H/HealDrAPOR96.pdf. Accessed 26 Oct 2016.
6. Northern Territory of Australia. Medicines, Poisons and
Therapeutic Goods Regulations 2014. 2015;
369257ee0000964db?OpenDocument. Accessed 26
7. Government of South Australia. Controlled Substances
(Poisons) Regulations 2011. 2016; http://www.legislation.
Regulations%202011.aspx. Accessed 26 October 2016.
8. Northern Territory Government Department of Health. Code
of Practice Schedule 8 Substances Volume 2 -Storage and
Transport. 2014; http://health.nt.gov.au/Environmental_
Practitioners/index.aspx. Accessed 26 October 2016.
9. Government of South Australia Department of Health and
Ageing. Code of Practice for the Storage and Transport of
Drugs of Dependence. 2012; http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/
9c2649804ddcb87b901efe6d722e1562. Accessed 26
10. Victorian Government. Drugs, Poisons and Controlled
Substances Regulations 2006 No. 18. 2016; http://www.
57sra018%20authorised.pdf. Accessed 26 October 2016.
11. Victorian Pharmacy Authority. Victorian Pharmacy Authority
Guidelines. 2016; http://www.pharmacy.vic.gov.au/cms_
2016.pdf. Accessed 26 October 2016.
The Minfos and CONSIS robot
integration helps deliver more accuracy
and efficiency in the dispensing process
and benefits pharmacies by giving them
extra control in dispensing and help
reduce double handling.
The integration includes:
• Live stock on hand (SOH) updates
from Minfos and the CONSIS robot.
• Both systems can be used to report on
stock outages or SOH variances.
• Orders loaded into the CONSIS robot
are automatically marked off in
Minfos, meaning products no longer
need to be scanned twice.
The integration is being progressively
released to Minfos/CONSIS pharmacies.
Blackmores wins export award
NSW Premier Mike Baird has named
Blackmores as the 2016 NSW Exporter of
'Exporters are critical to the state's
economic prospects and I congratulate the
incredible growth of Blackmores. It's great
to see a company that originated on the
Northern Beaches achieve growth on a
global scale,' Mr Baird said.
He congratulated the NSW export award
winners for their entrepreneurship and
the role they played in supporting the
state's economy. The 2016 Premier's NSW
Export Awards were hosted by the Export
Council of Australia and showcased the
state's top exporters across 22 categories.
Mr Baird said NSW exported $63 billion
worth of goods and services a year and
the state's export led-growth made it the
engine room of the Australian economy.
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