PHARMACY student, Kahlinda Mahoney, of Monash University, has been awarded the title of 2012 Victorian Pharmacy Student of the Year. Winning by the closest margin in the history of the competition, Kahlinda will now go on to represent Victorian students in the competition for the national Pharmacy Student of the Year title being held at PAC 12 in October. Speaking in the wake of the decision, judging panel representative Michael Scavone commended the exceptional communication and clinical skills demonstrated by the Victorian runners up: Melissa Austin and Hannah Soon from La Trobe, and Vanessa Kleijn from Monash. Mahoney is pictured below celebrating her recent win.
THE high accessibility of community pharmacists in Australia means they are ideally placed to document adverse drug reactions (ADRs) – but a lack of time, the complexity of the reporting process and insufficient training means under-reporting is “highly prevalent” according to a new University of Tasmania study published last Fri.
ALMOST two thirds of Australians believe pharmacists should be allowed to administer common vaccinations currently only offered by GPs, according to new research released this morning by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
QUEENSLAND Pharmacy Guild branch president Trent Twomey has urged a widening of the scope of practice for pharmacists, in light of recent reports of increasing numbers of people presenting at emergency rooms for assistance with minor ailments.