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


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


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.


Sarah Piper, Competitions Coordinator


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


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, 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


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

Thu 17 Aug 17

Pharmacist’s stiff penalty

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THE Supreme Court of New South Wales has ordered that the pharmacy registration of Mina Attia be cancelled, upholding an earlier ruling that Attia was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct around the sale of counterfeit Viagra tablets (PD 03 Jan 17).

Thu 17 Aug 17

Guild showcases pharmacy

THE Pharmacy Guild has launched what it's describing as "an invaluable resource for pharmacists, politicians and stakeholders," in the form of a new publication highlighting the value of the current model of community pharmacy and the role it plays in improving health outcomes.

Wed 16 Aug 17

New CM university Grad Cert

THE University of Sydney's Faculty of Pharmacy has announced it is offering a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines to commence in the first semester in 2018.

Tue 15 Aug 17

Blackmores online CM courses

BLACKMORES has responded to healthcare and pharmacy professionals' requests for practical, relevant education about complementary medicine (CM) by launching a state-of-the art online learning platform.

Tue 15 Aug 17

Pharmacist-GP rift widens

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THERE has been a further escalation in the war of words between pharmacy and doctor groups, with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners accusing the Pharmacy Guild and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia of "undermining" collaborative efforts to reduce codeine related deaths.

Mon 14 Aug 17

Sigma dives on profit warning

SHARES in Sigma Healthcare slumped over 8% on Fri after the company warned its full year profit was likely to be $5 million lower than expected (PD breaking news).

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