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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 …

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 …

Dementia Australia has slammed the misuse of antipsychotic drugs and restraints in nursing homes following new reports In September 2018, the ABC’s Four Corners program reported on failings of the …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Second-generation antipsychotics in children Second generation antipsychotics such as clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine and quetiapine pose a serious risk to …

Pharmacists have created a tool to help diagnose problematic aspects of organisational culture that contribute to psychotropic prescribing in aged care While the ABC’s Four Corners reveals the second part …

The Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, as an ABC report highlights poor treatment of residents and inappropriate medication use Four Corners is airing …

Pharmacy stakeholders have criticised the overuse of psychotropic medications in residential nursing homes, following an ABC inquiry Pharmacists working in aged care settings could do a lot to improve such …

Pharmacists are calling for restrictions on RMMRs to be lifted after study results reveal “concerning” levels of psychotropic overuse in aged care settings A new study published in the Australian …