TWC seals asthma pact

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

ASTHMA Aus­tralia and Terry White Chem­mart (TWC) have en­tered a three-year part­ner­ship to sup­port peo­ple with asthma.

Be­gin­ning with this month’s Back to School asthma cam­paign, Terry White Chem­mart has pledged fund­ing and in-store sup­port to help Asthma Aus­tralia reach a broader au­di­ence.

Asthma Aus­tralia ceo Michele Gold­man said, “This part­ner­ship al­lows us to strengthen our pres­ence in the com­mu­nity, build­ing on work we have done in other health­care set­tings.”

“Phar­ma­cists may be the only health pro­fes­sional that some peo­ple with asthma see on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

“They are uniquely po­si­tioned to of­fer advice and re­fer­rals, par­tic­u­larly for peo­ple strug­gling with symp­toms whose asthma is poorly con­trolled,” Gold­man said.

She added that demon­strat­ing de­vice tech­nique is an­other key ser­vice phar­ma­cists can of­fer to help peo­ple with asthma en­sure they are us­ing med­i­ca­tion cor­rectly and get­ting the max­i­mum ben­e­fit.

The Back to School asthma cam­paign also re­minds par­ents to up­date asthma ac­tion plans and pro­vide them to schools along with spare med­i­ca­tion, to min­imise the risk of se­vere asthma flare-ups.

As well as aware­ness rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, Terry White Chem­mart phar­ma­cists will con­nect con­sumers with Asthma Aus­tralia’s sup­port ser­vices in­clud­ing the 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 278 462) and will raise funds to sup­port peo­ple with asthma.

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