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With more than 50% of all hospital admissions being for people aged 65 and older, understanding age-related functional, cognitive and social factor changes and their impact on medication use is …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news, including aged care analgesic monitoring, use of low-dose aspirin and managing resistant hypertension  Analgesic stewardship in Australian residential aged care facilities …

Next up in our review of 2023: the 10 most read opinion columns for the year  ‘I felt terrified but I will not allow such people to intimidate me’ Onsite …

Pharmacists practising to the top of their scope is key in helping keep older Australians out of hospital, and discharging them earlier, says a leading member of the profession The …

Government urged to remove barriers blocking community pharmacists from providing National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccines outside of pharmacies  Urgent changes to the NIP Vaccination in Pharmacy (VIP) program rules need …

Patients with complex multimorbidity experience a substantial burden not only because of their chronic health problems but also as a result of the treatments they receive. Multimorbidity also poses problems …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Embedded on-site aged care pharmacists in Australia Qualitative semistructured interviews explored the roles of early adopters of Australia’s embedded on-site pharmacist …

Antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals is among the highest rates in the world, a new report has found – and compliance with prescribing guidelines in private hospitals is low The …

Pharmacists already embedded in residential aged care facilities are improving patient care, they feel it may not be a role for new graduates, study reveals  Embedding pharmacists within interprofessional aged …

The pandemic emergency response is officially over, medical officials say, as additional aged care COVID support is announced COVID-19 is no longer a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance (CDINS), …

Education providers can now apply to have their medication management review (MMR) and aged care on-site pharmacist training programs accredited  The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) is now accepting applications for …

Many people providing services to older people have implicit, rather than explicit, ageist beliefs, one stakeholder says – but a leading consultant pharmacist says there’s a growing understanding that age …