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medicines adherence


As flu grips the country, it’s been a busy week in pharmacy… There have been significant concerns about availability of the flu vaccine, with newly reappointed Health Minister Greg Hunt …

Elderly patients with heart failure who see a pharmacist once a week are more likely to take their medication and be active daily, new research has found The late-breaking research …

Medication adherence intervention led by pharmacists shows improved adherence rates of nearly 10% over 12 months—or $1.9 billion in healthcare cost savings A new study has modelled estimated savings from …

Holiday distractions have been linked to up to a 20% reduction in medicines adherence in children with type 1 diabetes, new research has found The research, published in Archives of …

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants The researchers, led …

Doctors have been busy taking aim at pharmacists this week, with the AMA speaking out about a number of issues The ABC reported that pharmacy absence from work certificates may …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Understanding Cholesterol Therapy: An Update for Community Pharmacists Elevated total and LDL cholesterol predispose patients to an increased risk …

Debbie Rigby takes a look around at the latest in research news Patient-centered care interventions to reduce the inappropriate prescription and use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs A systematic review of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Patient-centered care interventions to reduce the inappropriate prescription and use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs A systematic review of 20 studies has …

Parents typically manage their children’s medication, but kids’ limited involvement may become problematic as they grow older, say researchers The number of children diagnosed with chronic health conditions is increasing …

TerryWhite Chemmart has flagged a “bold” new plan which will see more personalised store formats and a medicines adherence focus At its 2018 Supplier Forum in Melbourne, its leadership team …

Even patients who consider themselves proficient at managing their medicines engage in unsafe practices, new findings reveal A consumer perception survey of Australian Patients Association members found that half admitted …