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A study of adults who had recently purchased children’s paracetamol has indicated that many people don’t know basic information about the commonly used medicine. Presented at last week’s National Medicines …

It started when the Pharmacy Guild tweeted its welcome to the focus on avoidable hospital readmissions in Friday’s COAG communique, which identified that too many patients are readmitted following complications …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has welcomed the focus on avoidable hospital readmissions in today’s COAG Communique. In the Communique, Government leaders identified the disturbing fact that far too many …

Counselling patients using an unconventional technique delivers better results, a US study finds. The counselling technique takes about 1 minute longer, can more than double the chances of improving patients’ compliance and concordance. A …

Ben Basger explains allergic drug reactions. Here are five things you may find interesting about allergic drug reactions. Allergic drug reactions represent about 10 ─ 15% of all types of …

With over 10,600 phone calls about accidental medicines exposures and 4,391 calls about dosing errors made to the NSW Poisons Information Centre in one year—all in children 0-14 years—NPS MedicineWise …

A significant number of medicines have the potential to pose a health and safety risk as a result of unintended exposure when people other than the patient – such as …