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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Pharmacist comprehensive review of treatment compared with STOPP-START criteria to detect potentially inappropriate prescription in older complex patients A prospective multicentre …

But it is an important advancement that requires our immediate attention, says this hospital pharmacist Sophie Paviour from Redland-Wynnum Hospitals in Brisbane has asked fellow pharmacists to be more conscious of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Systematic Review of Errors in Inhaler Use: Has Patient Technique Improved Over Time? A systematic search for articles reporting direct observation …

Older Australians may not be aware that they are on a ‘prescribing cascade’, where they take one medicine and have an adverse reaction, so are put on another medicine, says …

Sometimes less is more beneficial, say University of Sydney researchers Jesse Jansen, Senior Research Fellow, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney Andrew McLachlan, Professor of Pharmacy (Aged Care), University of …

Dr Ben Basger looks at how pharmacists can protect seniors from adverse events caused by medications Did you know that one in four community-living older people are hospitalised for medication-related …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest research pertinent to community pharmacy Liraglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes In this double-blind trial, liraglutide, an analogue of human …

Medication reconciliation service ranks highest out of 16 potential interventions Polypharmacy, or the use of nine or more medicines, is highly prevalent in Australian residential aged care facilities and contributes …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research news relevant to pharmacists Polypharmacy and effects of apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation A sub-hoc analysis of the ARISTOTLE trial has …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at research news from around the world Statin-associated Side Effects Statins are associated with various statin-associated symptoms (SAS), including statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS), diabetes mellitus …

Community pharmacists can play a strong role in identifying patients who would benefit from a review of their medicines with a view to deprescribing, says one expert. Kristen Anderson from …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest research relevant to pharmacists from around the world Diabetes treatments and risk of amputation, blindness, severe kidney failure, hyperglycaemia, and hypoglycaemia Using …