Optimising the DAAs

Willach has launched Consis.PI, a medicine pouch verification system which the company says is the fastest of its type available in the country. The system, aimed at supporting in-pharmacy dose administration aid (DAA) operations, scans packaged medicine pouches and verifies the contents against the medication order and customer details. While it has been designed to […]

Student competition opens

The 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition is now underway, testing the flair and entrepreneurship of students preparing for a career in community pharmacy. The Pharmacy Guild’s 13th annual competition was launched during the NAPSA (National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association) Congress in Adelaide in January. Team captain of the 2018 winning entry, Ellen South from […]

6CPA program claims portal

The Pharmacy Programs Administrator (PPA) has begun operations administering, processing and paying claims associated with the 23 Community Pharmacy Programs funded under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement. The new PPA website, registration and claiming portal, and support centre are now accessible. A user account has been created in the new portal for all program users […]

Gold Cross marks ‘new era’

With iNova Pharmaceuticals’ recent acquisition of Gold Cross products, a ‘new era of collaboration’ is ushered in with the iconic range to expand into international markets. This according to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia means new opportunities for the made-in-Australia, exclusively supported and endorsed Guild range. The range includes more than 50 pharmacy-only health products […]

Pharmacare acquires brand Go Natural

Pharmacare has finalised agreements to acquire the business of Go Natural, Pharmacare CEO John Donlan has announced. He described Go Natural as “one of the leading healthy-snack brands in Australia”. Go Natural is a family-owned business established more than 30 years ago. Its products are currently distributed across grocery, petrol and convenience stores locally, as well […]

TWC’s marketing push

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) says it is aiming to create more personalised store formats and deliver a series of events that revolve around the needs of customers as identified by TWC. Speaking at their 2018 Supplier Forum in Melbourne, TWC Chief Operating Officer Duncan Phillips says the next 12 months would be a “transformational” time for […]

Health entrepreneurs wanted

Australia’s brightest entrepreneurs are being offered support to solve some of the most common health problems. Health fund HCF and its accelerator program Catalyst, now in its fourth year in partnership with Slingshot, is offering successful applicants access to HCF mentors and hands-on resources such as funding, industry relationship-building, and strategic guidance to turn their […]

APC seeks input

Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) says the pharmacy profession and other stakeholders are being urged to have their say on the review of accreditation standards for pharmacy degrees and intern training programs. An APC statement says the standards are due for a review to reflect the current and future needs of the profession and the public. […]

TWC academy upgrade

  TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) has upgraded its training academy to support the pharmacies and upskill the teams that support the delivery of various leading health program initiatives. The TWC Academy will offer a range of education and training opportunities for pharmacists and support staff, including the Retail Leaders Forum, Masterclass training events and an online […]

Warehouse investment

EBOS Group has opened a new, $15 million purpose-built distribution centre  in western Sydney. In addition to the opening on October 19, EBOS announced a $50 million increase in its investment in the TerryWhite Chemmart network. The new facility, near the M4 and M7 motorways, was officially declared open by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard […]