The week in review

We take a look at the last week in pharmacy

With the world reeling over the terrorist attack on an Ariana Grande arena concert in the UK, it’s at least heartening to read that one pharmacist, Khalid Ahmed, rushed to help injured victims. And speaking of pharmacists making a difference overseas, we also met Grace Yoo, who has been working on the ground in South Sudan, Libya and Nigeria with Médecins Sans Frontières.

Sigma made the headlines this week when it announced its intention to take legal action against the My Chemist/Chemist Warehouse Group over the latter’s intention to switch wholesaler for some lines. Sigma’s stock plummeted in the wake of the announcement. Also in business news, EBOS is to acquire HPS.

Health Minister Greg Hunt wrote a guest column in the Guild’s Forefront addressing pharmacists, and detailed the agreement he forged with the Pharmacy Guild over measures in this year’s Budget.

This week has been National Palliative Care Week, and we’ve heard from Palliative Care Australia that pharmacists can play a key role in this area, but that they’re often overlooked… so you’re being encouraged to find out more.

PSA broke the ground on its new Pharmacy House in Canberra—congratulations to all involved!

And the AMA called for marriage equality, adding its name to other proponents like PSA, stating that barring LGBTIQ+ Australians from equal treatment under Australian law is a health issue. We’d like to know what you think about it: vote here in our poll.

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