Ingenious but simple plan takes top gong

An ingenious but simple program to help vision-impaired patients manage their medicines has earned four Tasmania pharmacy students the top gong for business planning.

The University of Tasmania team took out this year’s Pharmacy Guild national student business plan competition.

The inspired students — Monique Scott, Alison Hay, Caitlin O’Keefe and Madeline Spencer — devised the program for the fictitious Isle Pharmacy.

Ms Scott says the VisualEyes program is a fee-for-service program.

It includes a medication review and strategies