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.
PATIENTS are voting with their feet in the ACT and opting to pay a $20 administration charge to receive National Immunisation Program (NIP) funded influenza vaccines, under a trial in the territory, Capital Chemist Group Business Manager, Andrew Topp, reports.
LAUDED as a potential cure for COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented a “temporary pause” of the hydroxychloroquine arm of the multi-national Solidarity Trial, amid safety concerns.