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New research from Monash University links falls with medication initiation and dose changes Researchers from Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) have conducted a root cause analysis …

New research has shown that older people taking antidepressants or opioids have more than double the risk of a fall and hip fracture compared to those who do not Writing …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research relevant to pharmacy Cost-related underuse of asthma medicines A survey by 792 Australian adults and 609 parents of children with …

Bone density is a surrogate for fracture risk, write Jarrod McMaugh and Carlene McMaugh Pharmacists are well versed in the nature of bone density and how it affects the risks …

Half a cup of broccoli a day can help older people avoid being hospitalised for a fall, new research from Edith Cowan University has found Researchers from the School of …

Older people taking multiple high-risk medications for sleeping, pain or incontinence are twice as likely to fall and break bones, new research has shown And many die within a year …

How can pharmacists help patients who are experiencing the side effects of tramadol, or at risk of accidental overdose? Perth woman Jackie-Lee Smith, 56, died due to tramadol intoxication leading …

Pharmacists can make small changes that can greatly help patients with movement disorders, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Parkinson’s disease (PD) comes in a variety of forms. While it may start slow …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs Use of certain medications is recognized as a major and modifiable risk factor for falls. In this systematic review …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news  Low-Dose Aspirin Discontinuation and Risk of Cardiovascular Events A large cohort study of over 600,000 people aged 40 and …

South Australian researchers are looking into how companion robots could help reduce the impact of falls Around 80,000 injuries and 1,000 fatalities are caused every year by frail and elderly …

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 …