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polypharmacy


Patients with complex multimorbidity experience a substantial burden not only because of their chronic health problems but also as a result of the treatments they receive. Multimorbidity also poses problems …

Ensuring medication safety in polypharmacy is one of the key roles for pharmacists conducting comprehensive medication reviews and providing quality use of medicines services in various healthcare settings and in …

Sarcopenia is common among older persons living in the community and in residential aged care and is one of the most important causes of functional decline and loss of independence …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Aspirin deprescribing in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease Current evidence and practice guidelines do not recommend aspirin for primary …

Frailty substantially increases the risk of older persons experiencing medication-related harm. People approaching frailty or living with mild frailty should be targeted for medication reviews, regardless of the number of …

Here’s how to identify medicines that may be potential targets for deprescribing, writes Amy Page Polypharmacy is a growing public health concern and medicines safety is a vital health issue …

Medicines use is expected to increase in our ageing population, putting more people at risk of harm—particularly those living in aged care. How can pharmacists best help? Medication issues and …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Efficacy of Benzodiazepines or Antihistamines for Patients with Acute Vertigo Findings from this systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that antihistamines may …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Provision of a comprehensive medicines review is associated with lower mortality risk for residents of aged care facilities Analysis of RMMRs …

Leading pharmacist reviews the risks of polypharmacy, underprescribing and use of potentially inappropriate medicines in older people A review into medicine safety and preventing avoidable medicine-related harm in older patients …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Effect of an ongoing pharmacist service to reduce medicine-induced deterioration and adverse reactions in aged-care facilities Pharmacist-led interventions in …

Polypharmacy, the duration of scripts and women in pharmacy were all issues that came to the fore this week We kicked off the week with International Women’s Day, and the …