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medicines compliance


Older Australians aren’t taking their statins consistently, new research has found Researchers from Monash University examined 22,340 adults aged 65 and over who started taking statins between 2014 and 2015. …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease A Cochrane systematic review of 79 RCTs (n=112,059) of …

FIP has released a new Australian-led report into pharmacy interventions to improve adherence in older people New medicines services, more counselling when a medicine is supplied again, dosage administration aids …

Pilots in minor ailments and mental health, and 7-day hospital pharmacy services, are included in PSA and SHPA’s pre-budget submissions for 2018-19 The PSA and SHPA have this week released …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Effect of monthly high-dose vitamin D on bone density in community-dwelling older adults A two year substudy of a trial with …

Just under half of participants in a study of heart attack survivors stick to their medicines regimen, a new study has found The study, which involved Monash University’s Centre for …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Gabapentin and Pregabalin for pain — is increased prescribing a cause for concern? This article discusses concerns about prescribing of gabapentinoids …

One in two Australians who have chronic disease are not taking their medication as directed by their doctor, according to an Australian physician In Australian Prescriber, Professor Tim Usherwood from …

New research on antibiotic-tolerant bacteria has underlined the importance of medicines compliance Researchers have developed a simple new method for measuring the time it takes to kill bacteria that have …

We all know adherence is a problem, so why should new year’s resolutions be any different? writes Karalyn Huxhagen One year at APP, I watched a presentation by Kos Sclavos …

Debbie Rigby’s roundup of the latest news in the research world Zinc acetate lozenges for treating the common cold A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials has concluded that zinc acetate …

Using mail-order pharmacies may help stroke patients improve their medicines compliance significantly, a new study has found. The researchers conducted cross-sectional analyses of patients discharged with ischaemic stroke who were …