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Responses by pharmacy organisations to the Royal Commission into Aged Care interim report are not based on evidence, argues Dr Juanita Breen At the end of October the Royal Commission …

Speaking to the next person in our 14 most influential people in pharmacy campaign, as voted by you Amy Page Lead Pharmacist – Rehabilitation Aged and Community Care, Alfred Health …

Pharmacy staff, chiropractors found among selection of healthcare practitioners voicing anti-vaccination beliefs to patients, according to Australian study A qualitative study has looked at the perspective of older people relating …

Leading pharmacist researcher draws attention to prescribing of psychotropics in aged care settings Pharmacists can improve medication safety by drawing attention to high doses and following up on interactions, Dr …

Doctor admits she is not happy with her prescribing of high dose mirtazapine to an aged care resident, which landed her before Royal Commission Psychotropic prescribing in residential aged care …

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 …

Up to 30% of older people living in the community are malnourished, or at risk of malnutrition… here’s what you need to know Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins has partnered with in-home …

A new digital service is able to provide 50% more home care hours to older people by harnessing technology Your older patients may be interested in a new service and …

Do you take the time to communicate effectively with your older patients? Age-related hearing difficulties may contribute to medical errors, a study has found A qualitative analysis into hearing difficulties …

Tasmanian residential aged care provider to open Australia’s first village designed for people with dementia Korongee is Glenview Community Services’ proposed new retirement village to be located in Glenorchy, north …

Pharmacists are ideally placed to raise the issue of fracture prevention with patients, says Osteoporosis Australia Failure to prevent fractures in people aged 50 and over is costing the nation …

A specific type of beta-blocker has been found to increase fall risk in older people While beta-blocker use has been associated with fall risk in some studies, the literature is …