THE National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association last week wrapped up its annual Congress, which was hosted by the Tasmanian Association of Pharmacy Students at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. More than 300 delegates from 16 universities across Australia attended the six day event, which for the first time ever included a trade and exhibition hall. The congress included the naming of the Pharmacy Student of the Year, NAPSA “wild card” winner, Connie Arronis from the Sydney University Pharmacy Association. Connie will be joining the state finalists at the PSA’s Pharmacy Australia Congress in October. Prior to the event the NAPSA National Council (pictured) met for two days, with discussions covering an externally facilitated governance review by The Improvement Foundation. NAPSA also raised more than $3400 for the Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal, a sum which will be matched by a donation from PDL.
THE NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) has prosecuted a complaint against pharmacist Nicholas Fearon before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which found him guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct, and having been convicted of a criminal offence in NSW, was not a suitable person to hold registration as a pharmacist.
SIGMA Healthcare says 2017/18 was a “challenging year” during which it continued to execute its long term strategy despite declining sales due to softening consumer sentiment and reduced demand for low-margin Hepatitis C drugs.