LAST week a group of intrepid Australian pharmacists took on the slopes of Mt Buller during the annual Medici Capital Pharmacy Ski Race. The race was held during the Pharmacy Snow Business Conference last week in Victoria, and saw the pharmacists compete on a challenging race course on Skyline run at Mt Buller. The Pharmacy Ski Cup was won by Melbourne pharmacist Greg Goldby with second and third places going to Mark Henry and Martin Nowak respectively. The women’s division saw Cathy Henry take the top spot followed by Caroline Diamantis, whilst the junior division was hotly contested with Bridget and Mary Henry going head-to-head to finish with some of the fastest times of the day. “While many of the competitors were eager to meet the challenge and win the race, the ultimate race is addressing the new frontier of pharmacy management post PBS Reforms,” said Frank Sirianni, Managing Director of Medici Capital. Pictured above from left are: Caroline Diamantis, Frank Sirianni (Medici Capital), Kaye McIntyre and David Hanna.
THE Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is seeking a voice at the table when negotiations begin for the next Community Pharmacy Agreement (CPA) following confirmation by Health Minister Greg Hunt that the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) will also be involved (PD yesterday).
CONSIDERED one of Australia’s most urgent public health crises, opioid-related harm is the central theme in the latest issue of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)’s flagship organ the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR).
FEDERAL Health Minister Greg Hunt has made a commitment to build into the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA) “the expanded scope of practice, where pharmacy will be involved increasingly in preventive health.”