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Priceline Sisterhood a
'Priceline Pharmacy's community initiative, the Priceline Sisterhood, has
become a Foundation with Ita Buttrose as Patron.
She said: 'Recently I have become more
involved with Priceline Pharmacy as
a Priceline Health 'Sister'. This is a role
I take very seriously as I am a strong
advocate for improving the health of
Australians, particularly women.
'When asked if I would become the
Patron of the Priceline Sisterhood
Foundation, it didn't take long for me to
say of course I would. I'm thrilled to be
invited to take up this position and look
forward to what we can achieve over
the coming years through the Priceline
Sisterhood Foundation and the charities
it supports,' Ms Buttrose said.
The announcement was made as
the Priceline Sisterhood Foundation
exceeded the $1 million in total funds
raised since its inception in 2011.
The Foundation raises funds for six
Australian charities, chosen for the
support they offer women in areas of
heart health, mental health, family
wellbeing and cancer. The six charities
include Post and Antenatal Depression
Association (PANDA), Children's First
Foundation, Look Good...Feel Better,
Alzheimer's Australia, The Victor Chang
Cardiac Research Institute and the
Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation.
On the third anniversary of the
Sisterhood's inception, Stephen Roche,
Managing Director and CEO of API said:
'Since we launched the Sisterhood
just three years ago, we have raised
an exceptional amount of money and
awareness for the six Australian charities
we support. We are extremely pleased to
announce that the Sisterhood has now
become a Foundation, as a sign of our
commitment to this initiative both now
and into the future.
'The Priceline Sisterhood Foundation
will continue to be a key priority for
our business, particularly as each of
the charities we support align with our
overall focus; to promote and improve
the health and wellbeing of Australian
women,' he added.
To find out more about the Priceline
Sisterhood Foundation, visit: www.
Reporting adverse events
GuildLink has announced an electronic link
for pharmacists to submit adverse events to
the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
This link to the TGA's new adverse event
reporting web service allows pharmacists to
record adverse events, including all necessary
information. This information is then
submitted to the TGA and, where required to
a patient's medical practitioner.
Adverse Drug Reactions can now be reported
electronically to the TGA through GuildCare's
Adverse Events Recording Services, with two
other reporting options -- Problems with
Medical Devices and Medicine Deficiencies
or Defects -- becoming available soon.
This technology provides pharmacists with
the information and ability to report adverse
events at their fingertips, enabling them to
focus on providing valuable and meaningful
information to the TGA without delay.
All required and relevant information needed
to record the adverse event are captured and
the TGA receive this almost instantly.
New look RB HealthHub
The RB HealthHub website site, www.
rbhealthhub.com.au has been relaunched.
New features include a HealthHub rewards
program, updated training modules,
personalised activity dashboard, product
information, news feeds, industry updates
'The ultimate vision for HealthHub is
to be a one-stop-shop for pharmacists
and pharmacy assistants offering online
education, expert commentary, product
information as well as the latest news and
events, competitions and promotions,'
Vanessa McCutcheon, marketing manager --
healthcare professional, RB, said.
'The new features and improved
functionality of HealthHub reflects the
feedback from members as well as the wider
pharmacy community. We look forward to
receiving feedback on the new look website,
to further enhance our online resources and
tools to support the industry.'
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