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Local reactions, chest pain, vomiting, fever and headache were some of the most common adverse reactions reported in kids aged 5-11 for the Pfizer vaccine The TGA has received about …

A study has found that a pharmacist-led clinic reduced opioid consumption by 15%, while 90% of GPs planned to implement at least one recommendation A study has found positive impacts …

Gaps in knowledge about the safety of opioids, ADHD drugs and benzos in pregnancy may present a risk to women of reproductive age, say researchers A dearth of information about …

Parisa Aslani, FIP’s new Australian vice-president, has spoken out about the pharmacist’s role in patient safety at the launch of a new policy statement Programs that allow pharmacists to access …

Patients with complex medication regimens show poor adherence to therapy so it stands to reason that reducing medicines complexity has been shown to improve adherence. Simplification of complex medication regimens …

Medication reconciliation is a critical activity to identify any unintended medication discrepancies at transitions of care and optimise patient medication safety. By Debbie Rigby, advanced practice pharmacist Learning objectives After …

Leading pharmacy organisation calls for millions to be invested into medicines safety and pharmacist roles in its 2020-21 Federal Budget submission The PSA has outlined its five recommendations to the …

Pharmacy IT group to lead a new project to explore the impact of digital health records in improving patient medication safety The Fred IT Group has been named by the …

For safe dispensing, it’s important to be aware of the four key factors in S8 dispensing incidents, says indemnity body Most pharmacists will be aware of the ever-expanding range of …

A UK report has found very young children are at risk of medication-related safety incidents in community pharmacy – but how does this translate to Australian kids? Researchers from the …

Be aware but not “unduly alarmed” by increased risk of blood clots linked to combined hormonal contraceptives, says TGA For women using one of the combined hormonal contraceptives currently available …