LAST week a group of intrepid Australian pharmacists took on the slopes of Mt Buller during the annual Medici Capital Pharmacy Ski Race. The race was held during the Pharmacy Snow Business Conference last week in Victoria, and saw the pharmacists compete on a challenging race course on Skyline run at Mt Buller. The Pharmacy Ski Cup was won by Melbourne pharmacist Greg Goldby with second and third places going to Mark Henry and Martin Nowak respectively. The women’s division saw Cathy Henry take the top spot followed by Caroline Diamantis, whilst the junior division was hotly contested with Bridget and Mary Henry going head-to-head to finish with some of the fastest times of the day. “While many of the competitors were eager to meet the challenge and win the race, the ultimate race is addressing the new frontier of pharmacy management post PBS Reforms,” said Frank Sirianni, Managing Director of Medici Capital. Pictured above from left are: Caroline Diamantis, Frank Sirianni (Medici Capital), Kaye McIntyre and David Hanna.
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.