Tag Archives: Canberra

Capital Chemist Kingston wins local business award

The local Business Awards for Outstanding Pharmacy in the Canberra region went to Capital Chemist Group Kingston. The award was received by the Chairman of the Board of Capital Chemist group, Sandra Ferrington, and the team at Capital Chemist Kingston on November 13. Capital Chemist Group Business Manager Andrew Topp says the …

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Shadow Minister will address Guild dinner

The Pharmacy Guild has confirmed that Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen will address its annual parliamentary dinner on September 10 in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra. Guild Acting National President Trent Twomey says the Guild welcomes Mr Bowen’s   input in providing the federal opposition’s perspective on community pharmacy. …

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Broad confidence in reappointed Minister

Peak industry bodies and health organisations have resoundingly supported the news that Greg Hunt will remain as Health Minister in the recently announced Morrison government reshuffle. messages of congratulations and support were issued by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance, Medicines …

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Summit: strategies to stem suicide

A whole-of-government approach, timely collection of information and strengthening health networks were key actions suggested to tackle Australia’s rising suicide rate. The recommendations were made this week following the National Suicide Prevention Summit in Canberra by the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC). The key recommendations include: Make suicide prevention a …

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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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Out-of-pocket pain: the $10,000 issue

A national survey by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia has found that out-of-pocket medical bills exceeding $10,000 have become commonplace for patients with breast cancer and certain chronic conditions. The ‘Out of Pocket Pain’ survey drew 1,200 responses, many from people shocked to learn that despite having health insurance …

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DDS to open drive-through pharmacy

The launch of the ACT’s first drive-through pharmacy – Gold Creek Discount Drug Store in the Canberra suburb of Nicholls – is set to shake up the territory’s healthcare market by introducing a service designed for flexibility and accessibility. Opening next Saturday (April 14), Gold Creek Discount Drug Store’s drive-through …

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Pharmacist named Young Business Woman of the Year

Elise Apolloni from Capital Chemist Wanniassa in Canberra has been honoured as the National Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year. Ms Apolloni’s national recognition follows her success in September when she won the 2017 Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year award, the Entrepreneur Award and the Young Business …

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