Speech – Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference

Introduction Good morning, to Kos Sclavos (APP chairman), George Tambassis (National President, Pharmacy Guild of Australia), Pharmacists, Pharmacy professionals, ladies and gentlemen. This is my first Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and I am very pleased to be here, and very impressed. It’s a huge event and it reflects the importance of pharmacy in today’s health…

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