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Pharmacists are being urged to check patients’ inhaler technique, following the release of new data on asthma deaths Women aged between 55 and 64 years of age who have asthma …

A drugged driver has faced a Melbourne court, pleading guilty to culpable driving causing death after he hit and killed a 27-year-old pharmacist Jo Lim, 33, was high on ice …

A doctor has been reprimanded, ordered to pay $30,000 and conditions placed on his registration after the death of a patient from multi-drug toxicity The doctor, who worked at a …

How did a patient admitted to a South Australian public hospital for pain in his arm die from fentanyl and oxycodone toxicity? On 23 March 2015 Stephen Robert Atkins, 53, …

Do we need ‘selfie-free zones’ to prevent an epidemic of camera-induced deaths and injuries? Over 250 people worldwide died in selfie-related incidents over a six-year period, say researchers who are …

Australia’s first comprehensive real-time monitoring system, SafeScript, is going live this week Victoria’s Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, and clinicians from Ballarat Health Services announced Monday that the system would …

The Chief Pharmacist of Tasmania says doctors are failing to recognise the risks of psychoactive drugs, and calls for pharmacists to be better utilised The death of a 44-year-old Tasmanian …

It’s been a busy week in community pharmacy, with Ramsay Health and residential aged care under the spotlight First, there was regulatory news: Health Minister Greg Hunt announced changes to …

Health professionals have been advised to exercise extreme caution if considering off-label prescribing and supply of atropine eye drops, following the death of an adult patient The TGA has advised …

An inquest has highlighted the importance of careful decisions in drug withdrawal, after a patient died from being administered an excessive amount of buprenorphine In April 2015, a 38-year-old man …

Harm minimisation stakeholders have condemned the NSW Government’s hardline response to two drug deaths on the weekend Two people have died and two more were critically ill in hospital after …

SafeScript is set to roll out in one Victorian PHN area, ahead of its state-wide expansion next year And president of the Pharmacy Guild Victorian branch Anthony Tassone has compared …