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The Pharmacy Daily Team

Pharmacy Daily is produced each day by a dedicated team of experienced professionals. Our aim is to be first with the news, bringing the pharmacy industry all of the relevant information it needs, as well as providing an entertaining and edifying read.

Pharmacy Daily’s staff include:

 

Bruce Piper, Editor

Email: bruce.piper@pharmacydaily.com.au

Bruce is a journalist with experience across a range of rounds, including technology and travel, who enjoys the challenges and triumphs of reporting on the pharmacy industry. Breaking news, writing in depth features, interviewing industry figures and sub-editing the publication – it’s all in a day’s work.


Mal Smith, Reporter

Email: mal.smith@pharmacydaily.com.au

Mal is a reporter with a sales and marketing background in the pharmaceutical industry, who manages the Health, Beauty and New Products section featured every week. Mal also manages Pharmacy Daily’s social media accounts, uploading new stories to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn, so you can blame the bad puns on him.


Melanie Tchakmadjian, Sales, Production and Marketing Executive

Melanie looks after the advertising for Pharmacy Daily and is happy to work with anyone who wants to use the publication’s strong readership as a way to cost-effectively promote their products and services to the pharmacy sector.

Email: melanie@pharmacydaily.com.au


Sarah Piper, Competitions Coordinator

Email: sarah@traveldaily.com.au

With a background in Ancient History and a general can-do attitude, Sarah can be contacted for all your pharmacy competition needs, and makes a mean sub-editor.


Bruce Piper, Publisher

Email: bruce.piper@pharmacydaily.com.au

Bruce is a qualified electrical engineer who changed his career completely when he and his wife Jenny moved into the publishing industry in 2004. Initially building up Travel Daily (see www.traveldaily.com.au), the pair saw a unique opportunity to extend the same publishing model into the pharmacy industry and the move has seen the establishment of a new way for people in pharmacy to keep up to date with the latest news.

As well as helping run the business, Bruce writes many of the stories in Pharmacy Daily and particularly enjoys the Dispensary Corner column. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with their three teenage children as well as being involved with his local church.


Jenny Piper, Financial Controller

Email: jenny.piper@pharmacydaily.com.au

Jenny Piper (nee Harrison) is a pharmacist who graduated from Sydney University in 1993 and has worked in a range of community pharmacies in the Sydney CBD and suburbs, as well as spending some time as a pharmaceutical rep. Like most women, Jenny is a great multitasker, combining various roles within the business with running a family. Her day to day role sees her managing the company’s finances, staff and strategy.

When she’s not in the office Jenny enjoys spending time with friends and activities with her family. Her favourite place in the world is Vincentia on the NSW South Coast.




Latest Pharmacy Daily headlines

Thu 22 Feb 18

PD breaking news – Blackmores H1 profit up 20%


Pharmacy Daily

Blackmores H1 profit up 20%Blackmores has reported overall group revenue was boosted 9% to $287m for the six months to 31 Dec primarily from “consistent sales growth with improved profitability” and resulting in net profit after tax for shareholders at $34m, up 20% on the previous corresponding period.Revenue in Australia and New Zealand was $121m, slightly down from the previous year as the broader consumer market remained subdued and China-influenced sales continued to move to Blackmores’ direct China channels, directors said.


Thu 22 Feb 18

‘War’ not ‘jaw’ over code


Pharmacy Daily

IN AN unflinchingly direct letter to the Department of Health First Assistant Secretary Ross Hawkins, Friends of Science advocate and public health protagonist Associate Professor Ken Harvey of Monash University has called for "respect and constructive outcomes".


Thu 22 Feb 18

Community pharmacy tick


Pharmacy Daily

THE Australian "tried and trusted community pharmacy model" received a shot in the arm with the passage through Federal Parliament last week of amendments that removed the sunset clause on the Pharmacy Location Rules (PD 14 Feb), Pharmacy Guild of Australia executive director David Quilty writes.


Wed 21 Feb 18

CW nets major partnership


AUSTRALIAN pharmacy discount retail group Chemist Warehouse has again linked with Beach Netball ("It's netball, but not as you know it") as a major partner and is gearing up to support the upcoming 2018 series across the country.


Wed 21 Feb 18

EBOS H1 earnings up 15.6%


Pharmacy Daily

ASX-LISTED marketer, wholesaler and distributor of healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical products EBOS, has announced a record interim unaudited net profit of $76.7m for the six months to 31 Dec 2017, with EBITDA up 15.6% and net profit after tax up 11.5%.


Wed 21 Feb 18

Gabapentinoid abuse up


THE US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is actively looking into the potential misuse and abuse of gabapentinoids, a class of drugs that includes Pfizer's Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica (pregabalin), which have been approved to treat a number of conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.


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