PHARMACY student, Kahlinda Mahoney, of Monash University, has been awarded the title of 2012 Victorian Pharmacy Student of the Year. Winning by the closest margin in the history of the competition, Kahlinda will now go on to represent Victorian students in the competition for the national Pharmacy Student of the Year title being held at PAC 12 in October. Speaking in the wake of the decision, judging panel representative Michael Scavone commended the exceptional communication and clinical skills demonstrated by the Victorian runners up: Melissa Austin and Hannah Soon from La Trobe, and Vanessa Kleijn from Monash. Mahoney is pictured below celebrating her recent win.
THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given the green light to the proposed merger of Arrow and Apotex (PD 10 May 2018), finding that the transaction “will not substantially lessen competition in any market”.
NEGOTIATIONS between the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Health Department have seen the release of amendments to the Pharmacy Location Rules (PD breaking news), with Health Minister Greg Hunt signing an Amending Determination this week to enact the new arrangements.