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polypharmacy


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 …

When Prahran resident Mark Scott’s mother was hospitalised last year, support from a community pharmacist on her return home helped significantly Mark’s mother, 85, was receiving daily visits from Bolton …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at supporting patients with low health literacy and limited health professional access We have all met the “worried well”. These are the customers who give …

A Western Sydney pharmacist has created a business helping her customers understand that medicines aren’t everything Joanne Vella loves it when her customers ask her about dodgy health information they’ve …

Pharmacists represent an enormous untapped potential in end-of-life care, says Palliative Care Australia’s CEO Liz Callaghan is encouraging Australia’s pharmacists to take an interest in palliative care, including not only …