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RMMR provision reduced some medicines, but not others, after a year in an aged care facility, study finds A large population-based examination of medicines use in Australian residential aged care …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Effect of an ongoing pharmacist service to reduce medicine-induced deterioration and adverse reactions in aged-care facilities Pharmacist-led interventions in …

Funding for pharmacists in aged care, news on vaccinations and promises to address medicine affordability as Greg Hunt signs off from pharmacy Soon to retire Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt …

New grant set to revolutionise medication management in aged care facilities for patients, pharmacists and prescribers   Residential aged care facilities are set to receive funding that will allow them to …

The federal government committed substantial funding to aged care in the recent Budget, but questions have been raised over the efficacy of some of its proposals, says Gerard Stevens    …

Consumer group proposes a five question program for patients to ask to improve QUM, supports embedding pharmacists with GPs and aged care The Consumers Health Forum says it is “working …

Is there another way to approach the concept of embedding pharmacists in aged care? We hear from a pharmacist and two doctors who think so We write in response to …

The AJP Debate: the case for, and against, having pharmacists embedded within aged care settings or GP clinics  EMBEDDED PHARMACISTS – The argument for: by Mark Naunton You might not …

More access to MMRs in aged care settings “welcome”, consultant pharmacists say The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) has welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendations for improving medication …

While a year of immense challenge, 2020 has raised pharmacy’s profile and opened up new opportunities of practice for the profession, says PSA national president Chris Freeman In the next …

Those doing “substandard” medication management reviews should be put on notice, says leading pharmacist The University of Tasmania’s Associate Professor Juanita Breen, who has led research into reducing aged care …

One stakeholder has taken aim at how medicines are used in disability care, likening this to the problems found in the aged care sector There is a complete lack of …