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Medicine safety for older Australians is a game of “Russian Roulette,” says one pharmacy stakeholder, as moves to reduce inappropriate chemical restraint take shape The PSA has released a new …

Medication errors, patient aggression, owing scripts, doctor pressure and forged signatures… PDL explores some sticky situations and how pharmacists should best deal with them An incident or error is something most pharmacists …

A pharmacy misfilled a baby’s prescription with methadone – a mistake that was caught just in time A five-month-old girl was almost given methadone after a pharmacy accidentally dispensed the …

Stakeholders are shocked after 10 people in one US town were believed to have been given insulin instead of flu vaccinations by an experienced pharmacist CBS affiliate KOTV reported that …

Medication errors are among the most common incidents reported in hospitals, new research has shown The study, led by Monash University and Alfred Health researchers evaluating a collaborative model to …

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 …

About 250,000 Aussies are hospitalised each year due to medicine-related issues, half of which could have been prevented… but how can pharmacists help? The Medicine Safety: Take Care report, developed …

Extreme workloads are often a contributing factor to pharmacist errors occurring – with numbers of complaints rising, warns Pharmacy Council of NSW There is a continued rising trend in the …

Which medication administration errors are most commonly implicated in deaths? A new large study investigates A retrospective study has looked at medication administration errors reported in acute care, analysing which …

A few weeks ago, I received an email which made me think my life would change forever… The email was a notification from AHPRA informing me that a complaint had …

Why it’s imperative that pharmacists should be involved at both hospital admission and discharge This month the SHPA spoke out in support of hospital pharmacists, following reports of understaffing, workload …

Canada’s LGBTQ pharmacy launches safer sex campaign; month-old New Zealand baby given methadone; pharmacy funding in the UK Toronto, Canada: medsEXPERT Pharmacy, which lays claim to being “Canada’s only LGBTQ …