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polypharmacy


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 …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Differences in stroke risk and cardiovascular mortality for Aboriginal and other Australian patients with atrial fibrillation Stroke risk and …

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 …

Pharmacists have a key role in ensuring safe and quality use of medicines. Consideration of patient goals and preferences, together with the best available clinical evidence, should play a central …

This week’s report into polypharmacy highlights the need for regular medicine reviews for older Australians — a task best performed by pharmacists, says the PSA The report, from the University …

The number of Australians aged 70-plus taking at least five medicines a day has crept up to nearly a million – and pharmacists are in a good position to help …

New research from NPS MedicineWise shows that more than 9 million of us take a prescribed medicine every day Released to coincide with this year’s Be MedicineWise week (20-26 August), …

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 …

Ben Basger takes a look at some of the issues around older people taking multiple medicines When polypharmacy is practiced on our vulnerable older patients, bad outcomes occur. Adverse drug …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Developing a measure of polypharmacy appropriateness in primary care A systematic review and expert consensus study has identified 12 implicit indicators …

It’s important to look into whether use of certain medicines is appropriate for people with life-limiting illnesses,writes Ben Basger Pre-existing medical conditions commonly occur in people with life-limiting illnesses. Generally, …

Hundreds of English pharmacists are set to be deployed into care homes to help reduce overmedication and unnecessary hospitalisations NHS England has announced that around 180,000 people living in nursing …