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Weekly Comment

Every month Pharmacy Daily recruits an industry professional to be our guest columnist and supply the industry with general information about their profession or service, which features in the issue each Monday.
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Weekly comment

Posted: Mon 24 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 24 July 17: Potential dangers and damage associated with unwanted medicines


THIS week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - There are many reasons why it is not a good idea to store unwanted medicines at home.


Posted: Mon 17 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 17 July 17: Where do medicines returned via RUM Project end up – how are they disposed?


This week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - unwanted medicines once returned to a community pharmacy are placed into a RUM bin, in a secure area of the pharmacy that's always supervised by the pharmacist.


Posted: Mon 10 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 10 July 17: National audit of RUM bins


This week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - In 2016, Griffith University conducted a national audit of the contents of a statistically relevant 30,000 sample of RUM bins from each state and territory.


Posted: Mon 03 Jul 17

Weekly Comment 03 July 17: Lack of consumer awareness


THIS week's contributor is Toni Riley, Community Pharmacist and Project Manager of National Return of Unwanted Medicines - A General Population Survey conducted by Griffith University in 2016, brought to light that less than 20% of those surveyed had heard of the RUM project - an alarming statistic and the basis for the current public awareness campaign.


Posted: Mon 22 May 17

Weekly Comment 22 May 17


This week's contributor is Narisha Ashelford, Certified Sleep Consultant and DU'IT Baby Skincare Expert.


Posted: Mon 15 May 17

Weekly Comment 15 May 17: Myth 3: My baby gets too messy, so I need to scrub him or her down


This week's contributor is Narisha Ashelford, Certified Sleep Consultant and DU'IT Baby Skincare Expert.


Posted: Mon 08 May 17

Weekly Comment 08 May 17: Myth 2: Moisturising all the time will improve my baby’s skin


This week's contributor is Narisha Ashelford, Certified Sleep Consultant and DU'IT Baby Skincare Expert.


Posted: Mon 01 May 17

Weekly Comment 01 May 17: Myth 1: Being super clean is the only way to prevent irritation


This week's contributor is Narisha Ashelford, Certified Sleep Consultant and DU'IT Baby Skincare Expert.