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medication errors


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 …

An expert in unsafe medicines practices is set to head up a new team working to address medication errors and adverse drug reactions The Federal Government has announced that it …

New data from NSW Poisons Information Centre has found a 25% increase in medication error calls between 2013-2017 The NSW Poisons Information Centre has seen an increase in calls related …

A man who died hours after his operation was wrongly prescribed fentanyl instead of oxycodone and paracetamol Paul Lau, 54, died at a Sydney hospital in June 2015 after he was …

One in ten errors reported to PDL involve incidents in the pharmacy where a person receives medication intended for another Consequences include serious harm to the consumer and professional risk …

The WHO aims to reduce medication errors by 50% worldwide within five years  A new global initiative for error reduction was launched in Brisbane today, as part of a push …

A Sydney pilot study has found pharmacist medication charting significantly reduced errors—a finding that could pave the way for future prescribing A trial of a pharmacist charting service in a …

Changing medicines packaging to have prominent placement of active substances and strengths could help reduce prep time without increasing errors A study published in the BMJ by Norwegian researchers has …

A major trial has reinforced pharmacists’ role in hospital discharges, although some say it is impractical to involve pharmacists 24/7 Published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia, the …

Communication between the pharmacist, prescriber and aged care staff is a high-risk area for medication errors, says Webstercare’s Gerard Stevens On Tuesday AJP looked at a study by Monash University researchers recently …

What can be done to reduce medication errors and inappropriate prescriptions among residents? A systematic review conducted by Monash University researchers and published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics …