‘Ask the Pharmacist’ app, created by community pharmacist Shannon Lawrence, has taken out this years Pharmacy Shark Tank at PSA 2019.
The event sponsored by Mylan, saw that two out of the three ‘shark’s’- Cathie Reid, Co-founder of Australia’s Epic Group and Fernando Lizarraga, Mylan’s Product Manager, each chose to invest $3,000 in Ms Lawrence’s app.
The app will enable patients to seek pharmacist advice easily and quickly via their smartphones.
Third ‘shark’ Joey Calandra, PSA’s General Manager Market Engagement, invested $3,000 in Natalie D’Onofrio’s Mobile Pharmacist Vaccinators service.
“No profession can progress without challenging the status quo. The opportunity for pharmacists to find new ways to provide better healthcare to Australians is exciting. We are proud to sponsor this year’s Shark Tank,” Mylan’s Country Manager Sylvain Vigneault said.
Brooke Veasey and Brad Butt were awarded the $1,000 People’s Choice Award for their Life Cardiac Clinic program, aimed at supporting patients with cardiovascular disease.
The Shark Tank panel commended all three finalists on their dedication to bringing their innovative projects to life.
Photo: (L-R) Shannon Lawrence, Fernando Lizarraga, Brooke Veasey, Brad Butt, Cathie Reid, Joey Calandra and Natalie D’Onofrio