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Spotlight on child deprivation

A study exploring poverty and disadvantage among young Australians has found a significant number are missing out on items and experiences deemed essential for living a normal life. According to many of the child respondents, the missing essentials included fresh fruit and vegetables every day, internet access at home, school …

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New Victorian Minister for Health

Jenny Mikakos has been appointed as the new Minister for Health in the returned Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley was returned and immediately urged ministers to consider improving access to healthcare in Victoria by taking full advantage of the flexible and highly trained pharmacist workforce. Pharmacy …

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Storm of the century

Three people died, two police officers were injured and Sydney’s transport system shut down as the wettest November day since 1984 hit the east coast, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reported. Heavy thunderstorms rolled across Sydney on Wednesday morning, accompanied by flash flooding, with another wave of bad weather breaking …

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The super-rewarding way to retirement

Pharmacy assistants can now accelerate their super, courtesy of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s superannuation fund, GuildSuper. Supersuper is a new product that will change the way many people contribute to their retirement and the key difference is that it isn’t linked to their income. Instead, in a first for …

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Guild Dinner: Pharmacy gets bipartisan support

The importance of community pharmacy in Australia was strengthened as Pharmacy Guild of Australia President George Tambassis highlighted recent successes, outlined strategic initiatives and thanked Government leaders for their continued support for community pharmacy. “This is our opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous working relationships we have with all sides of …

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Medal for Victorian mentor

Robyn Saunders, a pharmacist known for her work in aged care who has mentored hundreds of young pharmacists was presented with the Victorian Pharmacist Medal at the 2018 Victorian Pharmacists’ Dinner. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Victoria President Benjamin Marchant presented Ms Saunders with the medal at the Cossar Hall …

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Pharmacies cut hospitalisations

Pharmacies in the UK have kept almost 14,000 people out of hospital in a government trial, claims Britain’s minister for the pharmacy sector. The ‘Stay Well Pharmacy’ campaign encouraged people to make pharmacy their first point of call for healthcare, with hospitalisation averted for nearly 14,000 people as a result, …

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Avent of a new partner

Philips Personal Health Australia and New Zealand is changing its mother and child care product distribution by bringing the whole Philips Avent portfolio under one provider, Endeavour Consumer Health, part of the EBOS Group. Philips says the selection of a single specialist distribution partner for the Philips Avent portfolio will …

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Allergan glaucoma commitment

Allergan Australia will sponsor Glaucoma Australia with a donation of $300,000 over three years. The partnership’s focus will be on early detection and treatment adherence to help prevent irreversible blindness and boosting education and support for existing patients. “For the next three years Allergan will be supporting our mission to …

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Search for best intern

Nominations are now open to choose Australia’s best intern pharmacist in the MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year Award for 2018. The winning intern will receive a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4,500, courtesy of MIMS Australia. Pharmacy Guild National Intern Training Program Manager Tim Roberts says the …

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