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Researchers aim to help set collaborating prescribing practices as Australia’s expected standard of care, with a new project on reducing hospital medication errors Pharmacists are partnering with patients and doctors …

A culture focusing on patient safety is essential, and the reporting of errors, near misses and concerns is a critical part of this. PDL has some tips for building a …

Unsafe medication practices at a residential aged care facility were “significant,” a coroner says in findings into an elderly woman’s death The 81-year-old Queensland woman had several health conditions, including …

An aged care facility resident died after being given the wrong medication, during the transition from a paper-based to electronic system Chief clinical advisor to the Aged Care Quality and …

Canadian pharmacist faked own Covid jab records; Irish pharmacist has rego cancelled due to opioid dependence and getting drugs on photocopied scripts; British peers speak out to support sector British …

Bryanna Gillies presents a case history report with important lessons about compounding A five-year-old boy presented to a tertiary paediatric emergency department on advice from the poisons centre, who received …

Pharmacy bodies reiterate importance of medicine safety, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic The PSA and SHPA are celebrating the World Health Organisation’s World Patient Safety Day today …

Fatigue, poor environmental conditions and staff shortages can lead to medication errors… PDL Professional Officer Jess Hadley shares her tips for pharmacists this World Patient Safety Day 2022 Today (Saturday …

Mixups with varicella vaccines have been reported to PDL lately, especially confusion between chickenpox and shingles jabs PDL has recently received several incident reports where the incorrect varicella vaccine has …

A pharmacist’s caution about two concurrently prescribed medicines went unnoticed in a woman who died, with an inquest exploring what role the error may have played in her death A …

“Pharmacy is a risky business, and the stakes are incredibly high”: expert reveals the most reported types of pharmacy incidents in Australia Managing risk is key to improving medication safety …

Pharmacy council pulls up compounders on risk assessments, with recent matters involving phentermine and clonidine The Pharmacy Council of NSW has warned of recent issues related to pharmacists and compounding. …