DISCOUNT Drug Stores (DDS) came out in Brisbane in force last week, to support and participate in the Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride. A team of 18 riders representing DDS took on the 50km challenge, raising $850 for multiple sclerosis. Speaking in the wake of the epic ride Casey Clark, DDS Professional Services Manager said: “We’re planning on going back for more in 2012, with an even bigger team”. “Some of us are already in training and looking out for more cycling charity events to get involved in.” Pictured here in full riding regalia is the DDS team, including John Clark (DDS Director) and wife Sharyn, Casey Clark (DDS Professional Services Manager) and Brad Alder (DDS Business Development Manager) as well as long-term DDS suppliers Beaudesert Times’ Mark Hodgson and Rob Brown.
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”.