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aged care


Medicines are intended to prevent and treat disease and illness. Yet, in many cases, particularly those involving older Australians, medicines may be doing more harm than good As masters of …

A randomised controlled study looking at the impact of on-site pharmacists on quality use of medications in aged care is currently underway Following on from a pilot study which finished …

Pharmacists need to play a greater role in aged care facilities, PSA president believes, with access to MBS funding a possibility There is a pressing need for pharmacists to play …

More medication reviews and education on psychotropic medicines are needed for those entering aged care, with pharmacists ‘best placed’ to provide this, say leading researchers Dispensing of psychotropic medicines to …

Leading pharmacy organisation calls for millions to be invested into medicines safety and pharmacist roles in its 2020-21 Federal Budget submission The PSA has outlined its five recommendations to the …

What is it like working in a multi-disciplinary aged care team? AJP speaks with four different pharmacists making a difference on the ground Richard Thorpe Richard is Australia’s first ever …

New research from Monash University links falls with medication initiation and dose changes Researchers from Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) have conducted a root cause analysis …

PM promises over $25 million to improve medication management programs in response to Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report The Federal Government will deliver a $537 million funding package to …

Responses by pharmacy organisations to the Royal Commission into Aged Care interim report are not based on evidence, argues Dr Juanita Breen At the end of October the Royal Commission …

Enhanced RMMRs and CPA-linked programs are key to aged care improvement, say consultant pharmacists The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) has issued a statement welcoming the findings of the …

Urgent call for pharmacist prescribing rights, embedded pharmacists and more medication reviews after interim report released by Royal Commission into Aged Care “Shocking evidence” including widespread overprescribing of sedating drugs, …

Doctors and nurses join forces in call for investment into aged care services, but pharmacists need to be added to the conversation The Australian Medical Association (AMA), jointly with the …