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adverse drug events


About 250,000 Aussies are hospitalised each year due to medicine-related issues, half of which could have been prevented… but how can pharmacists help? The Medicine Safety: Take Care report, developed …

Researchers have highlighted a case where this newly listed medication led to drug‐induced autoimmune diabetes mellitus and colitis Pharmacist Nikhil Singh from the Royal Melbourne Hospital has shared a case …

Reports show 19 deaths occurred due to sildenafil in the UK last year. What does this mean for the medicine, which is being considered for S3 status in Australia? Data from …

A study has found community pharmacists have ‘suboptimal’ knowledge on reporting adverse drug reactions, making up only 6% of reports in 2017 Community pharmacists need more training on adverse drug …

An expert in unsafe medicines practices is set to head up a new team working to address medication errors and adverse drug reactions The Federal Government has announced that it …

A UK report has found very young children are at risk of medication-related safety incidents in community pharmacy – but how does this translate to Australian kids? Researchers from the …

Be aware but not “unduly alarmed” by increased risk of blood clots linked to combined hormonal contraceptives, says TGA For women using one of the combined hormonal contraceptives currently available …

In a US study, more than half of all pharmacists failed to warn patients when presented with dangerous pairs of prescriptions… Do you always check for interactions? The Chicago Tribune …

Who are the biggest reporters of adverse events and what does the TGA look for in a report? This month the TGA published its annual report prepared by the Pharmacovigilance …

Dr Chris Freeman and Dr Geraldine Moses from the University of Queensland remind pharmacists that many drug interactions are not yet known – some of which can be quite unexpected …