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Who won Australia’s oldest medicines competition?

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At this year’s APP, the winner’s of the Return in Unwanted Medicines (RUM) competition were announced

AJP host Miranda was joined by Toni Riley, program manager of the RUM project, and two of the winning pharmacies.

Paul Nathan and Christian Rossi from Maddington Village Pharmacy, WA, were handed three bottles of Clements Nerve & Brain Tonic that claimed to treat premature decay, loss of nerve power and poorness of blood. An advertisement for the tonic was found in a newspaper from 1938.

Roy Packer from Superpharmacy Plus in Stafford, Qld, was handed a medical field kit from World War 1, containing morphine, atropine and codeine in vial forms.

The winners received free passes to attend this year’s conference.


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