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Weekly Comment

Every month Pharmacy Daily recruits an industry professional to be our guest columnist and supply the industry with general information about their profession or service, which features in the issue each Monday.
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Weekly comment

Posted: Mon 21 Aug 17

Weekly Comment 21 Aug 17: Don’t burn your bridges – Part 1


This week's contributor is Amy Filicietti, Recruitment Consultant at Raven's Recruitment - Given today's work environment is more connected than ever before, maintaining relationships when resigning is vital.


Posted: Mon 14 Aug 17

Weekly Comment 14 Aug 17: Go rural, get the experience!


This week's contributor is Nivi Kent, Locum Recruitment Consultant at Raven's Recruitment - I was recently speaking with a long-term locum of ours, who said whenever she goes to a pharmacy to locum and gets talking to a student or intern pharmacist she always gives them this advice: "Go out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.


Posted: Mon 07 Aug 17

Weekly Comment 07 Aug 17: Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?


THIS week’s contributor is Debbie Capuano, Recruitment Consultant at Raven’s Recruitment.


Posted: Mon 31 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 31 July 17: Why are unwanted drugs not donated to developing countries?


THIS week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - Although sending unwanted medicines to developing countries or countries experiencing disaster situations is often thought to be a useful way of providing much needed supplies, unfortunately not all medicine donations are helpful, and inappropriate medicine donations can be dangerous or useless.


Posted: Mon 24 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 24 July 17: Potential dangers and damage associated with unwanted medicines


THIS week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - There are many reasons why it is not a good idea to store unwanted medicines at home.


Posted: Mon 17 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 17 July 17: Where do medicines returned via RUM Project end up – how are they disposed?


This week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - unwanted medicines once returned to a community pharmacy are placed into a RUM bin, in a secure area of the pharmacy that's always supervised by the pharmacist.


Posted: Mon 10 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 10 July 17: National audit of RUM bins


This week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - In 2016, Griffith University conducted a national audit of the contents of a statistically relevant 30,000 sample of RUM bins from each state and territory.


Posted: Mon 03 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 03 July 17: Lack of consumer awareness


THIS week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - A General Population Survey conducted by Griffith University in 2016, brought to light that less than 20% of those surveyed had heard of the RUM project - an alarming statistic and the basis for the current public awareness campaign.