LAST week industry leaders gathered in the nation’s capital in support of the launch of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s Localised Prostate Cancer Packs. Currently being distributed to Symbion’s 2,600 aligned pharmacies across Australia (PD 31 May) the packs include information about prostate cancer, diagnosis and support services. “Providing these packs through pharmacies gives men that are diagnosed easy and convenient access to information, support and professional advice – giving them a greater chance of beating the disease,” said Symbion Pharmacy Services GM, Pharmacy, Brett Barons. Pictured above from left is Sally Rempel, Communications Manager, Pharmacy Guild of Australia; Brett Barons; Dr Anthony Lowe, CEO Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia; and Peter Waterman, Director, National Public Affairs, PSA.
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has formally urged the Queensland government to establish a Pharmacy Council, with the move said to bring the state into line with all other Australian jurisdictions as well as “play an important role in bridging health gaps where pharmacies’ competencies could assist a health system under pressure”.