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A woman died after being mistakenly given the medication of another patient, inquest finds Janet Ann Cook, 79, was admitted to a South Australian hospital on 25 August 2015 for …

A coroner has criticised a GP for ‘sub-optimal’ treatment of a woman who died from respiratory failure ACT woman Lesley Kaye Hasleby was 61 years old when she died on …

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, …

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 …

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 …

And do we need another death before we as a profession show real action, asks leading pharmacist Prescribers and pharmacists need to better cooperate and communicate for the sake of …

The recent methotrexate inquest indicates a real need for universities to provide assertiveness training during pharmacy courses, writes Jeff Lerner AJP’s report, “A ‘needless and entirely preventable’ death: Coroner” is …

The TGA has released a safety warning on inadvertent overdose of oral methotrexate in the wake of inquest into man’s death from methotrexate toxicity Two weeks ago, Coroner Rosemary Carlin …

Pharmacists are reminded of their right to refuse supply in the wake of an inquest into a man’s death due to methotrexate toxicity Earlier this year, media outlets reported on the …

An inquest into four deaths related to opioid prescribing and doctor shopping has highlighted the urgent need for real-time monitoring A joint inquest into four recent deaths was recently held …

A coronial inquiry has found use of synthetic cannabinoids led to the death of a Perth man, who was having trouble sourcing his usual cannabis supply Steven John Colloff, 47, …