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The Pharmacy Daily Team

Pharmacy Daily is produced each day by a dedicated team of experienced professionals. Our aim is to be first with the news, bringing the pharmacy industry all of the relevant information it needs, as well as providing an entertaining and edifying read.

Pharmacy Daily’s staff include:

 

Bruce Piper, Editor

Email: bruce.piper@pharmacydaily.com.au

Bruce is a journalist with experience across a range of rounds, including technology and travel, who enjoys the challenges and triumphs of reporting on the pharmacy industry. Breaking news, writing in depth features, interviewing industry figures and sub-editing the publication – it’s all in a day’s work.


Mal Smith, Reporter

Email: mal.smith@pharmacydaily.com.au

Mal is a reporter with a sales and marketing background in the pharmaceutical industry, who manages the Health, Beauty and New Products section featured every week. Mal also manages Pharmacy Daily’s social media accounts, uploading new stories to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn, so you can blame the bad puns on him.


Melanie Tchakmadjian, Sales, Production and Marketing Executive

Melanie looks after the advertising for Pharmacy Daily and is happy to work with anyone who wants to use the publication’s strong readership as a way to cost-effectively promote their products and services to the pharmacy sector.

Email: melanie@pharmacydaily.com.au


Sarah Piper, Competitions Coordinator

Email: sarah@traveldaily.com.au

With a background in Ancient History and a general can-do attitude, Sarah can be contacted for all your pharmacy competition needs, and makes a mean sub-editor.


Bruce Piper, Publisher

Email: bruce.piper@pharmacydaily.com.au

Bruce is a qualified electrical engineer who changed his career completely when he and his wife Jenny moved into the publishing industry in 2004. Initially building up Travel Daily (see www.traveldaily.com.au), the pair saw a unique opportunity to extend the same publishing model into the pharmacy industry and the move has seen the establishment of a new way for people in pharmacy to keep up to date with the latest news.

As well as helping run the business, Bruce writes many of the stories in Pharmacy Daily and particularly enjoys the Dispensary Corner column. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with their three teenage children as well as being involved with his local church.


Jenny Piper, Financial Controller

Email: jenny.piper@pharmacydaily.com.au

Jenny Piper (nee Harrison) is a pharmacist who graduated from Sydney University in 1993 and has worked in a range of community pharmacies in the Sydney CBD and suburbs, as well as spending some time as a pharmaceutical rep. Like most women, Jenny is a great multitasker, combining various roles within the business with running a family. Her day to day role sees her managing the company’s finances, staff and strategy.

When she’s not in the office Jenny enjoys spending time with friends and activities with her family. Her favourite place in the world is Vincentia on the NSW South Coast.




Latest Pharmacy Daily headlines

Fri 20 Oct 17

Intrepid Instigos raise $8K


FOUR Instigo staff took the leap to abseil down 33 floors down a Sydney CBD building, (on the somewhat inauspicious date of last Fri 13 Oct) to support young Australians facing addiction, mental health illness, homelessness and unemployment.


Fri 20 Oct 17

Guild-PSA codeine resources


ANTICIPATING the needs of community pharmacies around Australia, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) have collaborated under Federal Government funding to develop resources in preparation for the 01 Feb 2018 transition of medicines containing codeine becoming Prescription Only.


Fri 20 Oct 17

Vic confirms recording roll-out


Pharmacy Daily

VICTORIA is pressing ahead with its own $29.5 million real-time prescription monitoring system, with enabling legislation passing the state's parliament yesterday.


Thu 19 Oct 17

Codeine letter revealed


Pharmacy Daily

A joint letter to Australia's health ministers penned by doctors' groups, Pain Australia and the Consumers Health Forum has been made public, with the organisations reiterating the Therapeutic Goods Administration's key findings from the review of codeine use.


Thu 19 Oct 17

Ailments scheme urged


Pharmacy Daily

IMPLEMENTING self-care policies such as pharmacy-based minor ailments services is a cost-effective way to reduce the load on hospital emergency departments, according to a presentation yesterday at the World Self Medication Industry General Assembly in Sydney.


Thu 19 Oct 17

PD breaking news – API announces growth in tougher retail environment


Pharmacy Daily

API announces growth in tougher retail environmentAustralian Pharmaceutical Industries (API)  has announced its FY results with underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) of $54.2m for the year ending 31 Aug 2017, up 5.4% on the previous year and slightly ahead of the company's profit guidance issued 02 Aug.Total revenue for the period increased 5.8% to $4.04b with reported EBITDA up 3.8% to $117.9m and underlying EBITDA up 6.1% to $120.5m.There was no reported net debt at the end of the financial year, which was achieved earlier than the company's guidance that it would reach this objective by calendar year end.


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