Retail Pharmacy Editor

16 student teams to compete

Registrations for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2018 National Student Business Plan Competition have closed, with 16 teams set to compete for this year’s prize. This year’s high registration result follows the success of the 2017 competition and includes multiple registrations from several schools across Australia and New Zealand, including …

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Slingshot of support

The Australian Pharmacy Alliance and DaigouSales.com have a new initiative called the Slingshot Brand Incubation Program to showcase emerging products throughout its 650 independent pharmacies across Australia. The Slingshot program may assist emerging Australian brands to grow and establish their brands through a pharmacy-based retail placement program. It is the …

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National MedicineWise Awards winners

The winners of the biennial National MedicineWise Awards were announced last night as part of the 10th National Medicines Symposium in Canberra. With more than 150 delegates at the gala dinner at the National Arboretum, the awards recognised best-practice innovations in improving quality use of medicines across seven categories, including …

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Sweeping updates to melanoma treatments

Melanoma patients across Australia will benefit from the release of updated clinical care guidelines that recommend sentinel node biopsy and drug therapy as important tools in the management of melanoma. Professor John Thompson AO, Chair of the Guidelines Working Group and Senior Faculty Member at Melanoma Institute Australia, says the …

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Free training to quit smoking

Quit Victoria and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) are launching a free training session for pharmacists in Victoria to help their patients quit smoking. The workshops will be held across metro and regional Victoria between June and September and will equip pharmacists with the latest evidence-based approach to smoking …

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Swisse wins top award

Swisse Wellness has won the Business Excellence Award for Consumer Services at the 25th Annual Austcham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards. The awards recognise Australian and Chinese businesses across a broad spectrum in greater China who have demonstrated strong commitment and leadership in Australia-China business. “The award provides great recognition of …

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Samford Health Expo

TerryWhite Chemmart 2018 Pharmacist of the Year Karen Brown inspired her local community through initiatives such as the annual Samford Health Expo in Queensland. Through this initiative, Ms Brown brought together a range of health and lifestyle providers, giving the community an opportunity to come together, share experiences and learn …

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