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antipsychotics


Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news High Use of SABAs is Associated with Higher Exacerbation Rate Dutch data from the REALISE survey of adults with asthma shows …

More than half of fatal drug poisonings involving the antipsychotic clozapine are unintentional, according to new research based on Australian coronial data Among fatal drug poisonings reported in Australia over …

Ben Basger casts a critical eye on the use of antipsychotic medicines in non-psychotic illness Antipsychotics are prescribed for their sedative and tranquillising effects in very disturbed or aggressive patients; …

The Final Report into the aged care sector makes several recommendations about the involvement of pharmacists, including medication management reviews The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care …

As the final hearing into the aged care sector takes place, stakeholders are calling for change – with one group calling for nothing less than a complete overhaul of the …

Pharmacists, and accredited pharmacists in particular, need to be empowered to report inappropriate prescribing of psychotropics in people with intellectual disability if they perceive it to be abuse and/or neglect, …

Residents in an aged care study had been on antipsychotics equivalent to more than 80% of the time they had been living in care… and medicines reviews weren’t helping Researchers …

The current focus on inappropriate use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines for residents in aged care facilities should drive accredited pharmacists to understand and implement effective strategies to optimise use of …

Antipsychotic drugs are the main agents prescribed for common mental health conditions and for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), but they have a wide range of adverse effects. …

Pharmacists must be enabled to protect patients from poor outcomes associated with their medicines, say experts Doctor prescribing is under the microscope as part of the Royal Commission into Aged …

Do you know what medicine nursing home residents with dementia are ninefold more likely to be prescribed? Here are some important findings from a new study Nursing home residents are …

Following the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, one key stakeholder has spoken of “extreme” concern over chemical restraint Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Ms Janet Anderson …