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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Regular use of proton pump inhibitors and risk of type 2 diabetes A prospective analysis over 200,000 participants shows an association …

Despite being a common condition, delirium is poorly recognised, and cases are often missed. As medications are one of the most common causes of delirium, pharmacists and general practitioners have …

Frail older people are vulnerable to minimal stress that can lead to functional impairment and adverse health outcomes. Pharmacists conducting medication reviews need to screen for frailty and consider the …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news relevant to pharmacy Current and new pharmacotherapeutic approaches for glaucoma Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. This …

Keep an eye on patients being discharged from hospital, as they may have been prescribed a potentially inappropriate medicine, writes Ben Basger Would you know if an older patient of …

A pharmacist has been awarded a $1.5 million Federal Government grant to investigate how to safely reduce inappropriate medications prescribed to older Australians Dr Emily Reeve, a researcher and Lecturer …

When it comes to pharmacist prescribing, the focus is too heavy on initiation and not enough on deprescribing, argue two pharmacy researchers  The ongoing discussion about pharmacist prescribing rights in …

Discontinuation of antihypertensives has been shown to be safe and should be considered in frail older people. Patient preference plays a crucial factor when deprescribing and should be actively taken …

Pharmacists have a key role in ensuring safe and quality use of medicines. Consideration of patient goals and preferences, together with the best available clinical evidence, should play a central …

A recent case of probable serotonin toxicity provides a good example of the importance of deprescribing, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Deprescribing covers many areas: removing medication that is no longer needed; …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics to prevent infantile colic A Cochrane review has concluded that there is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Future perspectives of anticholinergics for the treatment of asthma in adults and children This review discusses the potential future …