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Victorian pharmacist, Dougal Hunt,
has launched a new free online
resource, Pharmaceeka, aimed at
connecting pharmacy owners with
locum pharmacists and bringing
Australian pharmacy recruitment to
the online world. A locum pharmacist
of 11 years with experience in
Australia and abroad, Mr Hunt created
Pharmaceeka after he experienced the
lack of available resources allowing
job-seeking pharmacists to freely
connect with pharmacy owners
without any prohibitive costs or
barriers. Pharmaceeka is available at:
APC Councillor appointed
The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)
appointed Professor Peter Fricker
OAM to its Council on 1 July for a term
of three years. APC President John
Low said that Professor Fricker’s skills
and experience with organisations
including the Medical Commission of
the Australian Olympic Committee,
the Australian Sports Anti-doping
Authority, the Australian Institute
of Sport and the Australian Sports
Commission would complement the
experience of current Councillors.
APC accreditation colloquium
The Australian Pharmacy Council
(APC) will hold the 2014 Colloquium,
Mysteries of Time and Space: Preparing
future practitioners for patient
centred care, on Tuesday 19 August
at Rydges Southbank, Brisbane.
The international keynote speaker is
Marshall Moleschi (Registrar, Ontario
College of Pharmacists). The event will
be web-streamed live and participants
will be encouraged to post comments
and questions via a live Twitter feed.
Studio Manager and Graphic Designer
Bec Jones won the top Gold Award in
the Front Cover, Photograph category
for the August 2013 cover, with the
judges commenting: ‘This photo has so
much soul to it. The woman is jumping
out at the page wanting to tell her story!
Bec also won an Honourable Mention for
the Front Cover, Illustration, category for
the July 2013 cover.
Writer and PSA Public Affairs Director
Peter Waterman won an Honourable
Mention for his feature article on at-risk
drinking among the ageing population,
Baby Boomers, Risky Vintage from the
April 2013 issue.
Trade, Association and Business
Publications International this year
partnered with the US American Society
of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE),
New Zealand’s Magazine Publishers
Association (MPA), South Africa’s
SAFREA, Australia’s Society of Editors
NSW and the Magazine Publishers
Association of South Africa (MPASA) to
conduct the awards. Some 500 editorial
and design entries were received from
across the globe.
PSA CEO, Dr Lance Emerson, said the
awards were a great recognition of the
quality of Australian Pharmacist in editorial
content as well as design and layout.
‘Australian Pharmacist has taken on the
best in the world and has stood out for its
quality and innovation,’ Dr Emerson said.
‘It has proven itself to be a world beater
and it is an amazing achievement for
a journal like Australian Pharmacist to
excel against such competition which
has been drawn from all over the world.
We have a small but very dedicated
team producing this journal and their
commitment continues to be reflected
in a publication which is second to none
in its field.’
Dr Emerson said the international
awards joined a raft of Australian awards
Australian Pharmacist has earned over
the past two years.
“ The Australian awards have also been
won against major competitors with often
huge manpower and financial resources at
their disposal,’ Dr Emerson said.
‘Australian Pharmacist has long been
recognised by PSA members as
punching above its weight and now this
has been internationally recognised.
PSA strives for excellence for our
membership in everything we do and
Australian Pharmacist is a great example
of that commitment’.
Australian Pharmacist wins
Australian Pharmacist has been internationally recognised for
excellence with three awards in the worldwide Trade, Association and
Business Publications International awards.
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Peter Waterman istheDirector of Public
Affairsat PSAandisbased inCanberra.
Binge drinking by young
people is often the subject of
newspaper and television stories,
however Peter Waterman has
discovered that itis not just
young people who indulge in
risky drinking behaviours.
Ithas beendescribedas an ‘invisible
epidemic’,an epidemicthat is often
misdiagnosed or simply not recognised
bymany healthprofessionals butone
which threatens tobecome a major
healthissue as Australia’s population
It is alcoholism and at-risk drinking
among the elderly, andtheproblemcan
becompoundedas the symptomsof
The problemis underscored inAustralian
Bureau of Statisticsdataonthe
ata risk orhigh riskto
health in long-term by
2007–08’.This found thatin
2001 some 7.4% of menand5.9%
of womenhadat-risklevels of alcohol
consumption. By2007–08,this figure
hadleaped to8.9% formenand 9.3%
In astudy of olderdrinkers released late
lastyear, the Foundation forAlcohol
‘In relation tolong-termharm, 10.5% of
menand 8.3% of women weredrinking
at levelsthatwouldputthemat riskof
long-term, alcohol-related harm,’the
Pouring practices of 65 to74 year oldcurrent
drin kers : Im pli cations for dr inki ng guide line s
‘Results fromthe researchdemonstrated
thatwhenage appropriate guidelines
AustralianPharmacist April2013 I ©PharmaceuticalSocietyofAustraliaLtd.
were used as benchmarks,the prevalence
of short-termharmamongsta sample of
by 260% andincreasedamongstwomen
by 346%.In relationtolong-termharm,
prevalence estimates increasedby
202% amongstmenand332% amongst
Another study,by DrCelia Wilkinson
andDr Julie Dare fromEdithCowan
University,studiedthe links between
the wayolderAustralians socialised and
consumed alcohol,and found mostdrank
five or more days perweek, regardlessof
residential status orgender.
Thestudy foundthat30% of participants
were drinkingabove the currentNational
Health & Medical Research Council
(NHMRC ) A us tralian Gui deli nes to Reduce
theRisks fromDrinkingforlifetime riskof
harmsand25% of men were consuming
of shorttermharmatleastonce a month.
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