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Ayomide Ogundipe wins 2019 Intern Pharmacist of the Year

Talented intern pharmacist Ayomide (Mide) Ogundipe is the winner of the 2019 PSA MIMS Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award. Presented at PSA’s flagship conference PSA19 on July 27, the award recognises intern pharmacists who demonstrate outstanding performance in their development as professional pharmacists, acting as role models amongst Early …

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New PSA fellows recognised for service to the profession

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) on July 26 announced seven new Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contribution to PSA and the pharmacy profession. The 2019 PSA Fellows are:  Tim Perry, NSW.  Mr Perry has owned and managed community pharmacies in Sydney for 25 years. In recent times, he …

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PSA and SHPA sign MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists (SHPA) enabling closer commitment and cooperation between the two organisations. PSA National President, Dr Chris Freeman, says the goal of the MoU is to unite the pharmacy profession for …

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Digital upgrade for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) released its digital health report, ‘Connecting the dots: Digitally empowered pharmacists,’ funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency. The report described how digital health initiatives and technological transformation will empower pharmacists to be more accountable and responsible for medicine safety and efficacy.  “Gaps in …

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MedAdvisor launches ‘pay in advance’

MedAdvisor

MedAdvisor has extended its convenience based offerings for both patients and pharmacy in the form of ‘pay in advance’. This follows smaller pilots and has received extremely strong engagement from patients and pharmacies. The digital medication management company has also extended this service to include (OTC) items and diabetes consumables …

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PSA announces 2019 Excellence Award winners

Three outstanding pharmacists have been honoured for their high standards of commitment and professionalism in the 2019 PSA Excellence Awards. The Early Career Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmacist of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award were announced at PSA’s flagship conference PSA19 in Sydney today. PSA National President Dr Chris …

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PSA19: Minister Hunt reaffirms commitment to addressing medicine safety

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) flagship conference PSA19 opened today with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt reaffirming the government’s commitment to addressing medicine safety. Minister Health said the government stood by its earlier commitment to PSA and will work with the Society to address the issue of medicine-related harm …

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Health Minister Greg Hunt says interesting times for pharmacists

The PSA19 National Conference was opened today with the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt confirming the importance of the role of pharmacists. “We now have a prime minister, a treasurer and a finance minister, who when they define what is the purpose of a strong economy, beyond the individual …

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Most outstanding community pharmacist of the year

most outstanding pharmacist

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia congratulates community pharmacist Brad Butt on being named the Australian Patients Association’s inaugural ‘Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year’ at the association’s annual awards night in Melbourne last night. Mr Butt, from Cooleman Court Pharmacy in Weston, ACT, was nominated by members of the …

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Juliet Richards to speak at PSA Expert Interview

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s National Conference from July 26-28 focuses on the theme ‘Pharmacists in 2023. General practice pharmacist, credentialed diabetes educator, health coach and co-author of ‘What am I Taking?’ Juliet Richards, will hone in on that during the Expert Interview on Saturday, July 27. On July 27, …

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