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More treasures emerge through the AJP/RUM ‘Search for Australia’s Oldest Medicine’

Pharmacies around Australia are continuing to send us photos of some amazing old medicines dropped in by customers for disposal.

One of the latest was a bottle of Rawleigh’s Highly Medicated Antiseptic Healing Salve “for man and beast”, manufactured by The WT Rawleigh Company of Melbourne. This was sent to us by WA pharmacist Gordon Smith.

Among the other photos sent to us by Mr Smith were an old bottle of Cod Liver Oil, issued by the Western Australian Hospital and a bottle of Doan’s Ointment for Minor skin irritation.

Another recent entry was from Joanne Byrne of Harristown Pharmacy, Harristown (a suburb of Toowoomba),Qld. She forwarded an image of a set of medicines returned to the pharmacy: including packs of Tannafax, tannic acid jelly for burns and scalds, Mylanta and Actal complex tablets for dyspepsia.   


Each fortnight during August and September, the pharmacy that collects the oldest medicine from a customer will WIN one (1) APP 2018 conference registration, worth $780, for the pharmacist / pharmacy assistant of their choice to attend.

The third winner will be revealed next Saturday.

There are 3 ways pharmacy can enter the AJP and RUM ‘Search for Australia’s Oldest Medicines’ competition and share the image of the oldest medicine they collect during the competition period:  

  • Upload the image to the AJP Facebook page;
  • Post the image to their own Facebook page, tagging @AustralianJournalofPharmacy; or
  • Email the image, along with your pharmacy name and contact details, to chris.brooker@appco.com.au

Be sure to include the medicine’s expiry date in the image, and take care to conceal / protect any personal details on the medicine label. 

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