IT was a big weekend for pharmacies in Dubbo , Western NSW, with Chemist Outlet Dubbo being named as the inaugural Mirixa Champion of the Year. The gong came just two days before Orana Mall Pharmacy in the same city was named Pharmacy of the Year for 2011. The Chemist Outlet win came with a $5000 cheque, and was awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s comprehensive implementation of Mirixa programs which had seen significant improvements in MedsIndex patient compliance. Jayne Cannon from Chemist Outlet Dubbo, who’s in partnership with Niels Bowen, is pictured here accepting the giant novelty cheque at APP on Friday from healthlinks.net md Ross Gallagher (left) and David Marshall of key sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim. Cannon said she believed that implementing professional programs using Mirixa was a vital part of “protecting the future in pharmacy”.