Phar­ma­cists fo­rum keeps con­nec­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

WHAT started as a fo­rum with a hand­ful of mem­bers slowly grew to a plat­form for 650 phar­ma­cists to voice con­cerns and keep up-to-date with cur­rent phar­macy prac­tices.

The idea be­hind the fo­rum came from Curtin Uni­ver­sity PhD stu­dent Ken­neth Lee (25).

The Winthrop res­i­dent was awarded the WA Young Phar­ma­cist of the Year for con­nect­ing phar­ma­cists across the state.

The phar­macy stu­dent said he cre­ated the on­line fo­rum for prac­tis­ing phar­ma­cists.

“I re­alised that keep­ing up-to-date can be uniquely chal­leng­ing in our pro­fes­sion; we have to keep abreast of ev­i­dence sur­round­ing new med­i­ca­tions en­ter­ing the Aus­tralian mar­ket, leg­isla­tive changes to the sup­ply of med­i­ca­tions, prod­uct re­calls, up­dated guide­lines for man­ag­ing long term med­i­cal con­di­tions, and re­tail-re­lated mat­ters,” Mr Lee said.

“I saw this is­sue as some­thing that needed to be ad­dressed promptly.

“I fig­ured that the most ef­fi­cient way to ad­dress this is­sue was to har­ness the col­lec­tive wis­dom of other fel­low phar­ma­cists.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis d435381

Ken­neth Lee won the WA Young Phar­ma­cist of the Year.

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