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 Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s approach to politics is “non-partisan and focused on aligning the mutual interests of its community pharmacy members with those of the government, which is tasked with representing the interests of consumers,” says Guild executive director David Quilty writing in Forefront this week.
CHANGES to Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws which became effective last month have significant implications for Australian pharmacy businesses, according to Giuseppe Carollo from pharmacy insurance specialist Carollo Horton.