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Several stakeholders have expressed concern about a newly documented rise in opioid use The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released on Tuesday, found that between 2013–14 and 2016–17 the …

The Royal Commission into aged care has included medication management in its terms of reference, a move welcomed by the PSA The Commissioners, Justice Joseph McGrath and Ms Lynelle Briggs …

It’s been a mixed bag of news in the pharmacy sector this week, as discussion of the aged care sector continues, hospital pharmacy was under the spotlight and a focus …

Karalyn Huxhagen unpicks the ways in which pharmacists should be utilised in residential aged care… with appropriate remuneration The recent announcement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care facilities is …

The Guild supports pharmacists in addressing abuse of older Australians, says its executive director Writing in this week’s edition of Forefront, David Quilty has highlighted the role pharmacists play in …

Pharmacists have created a tool to help diagnose problematic aspects of organisational culture that contribute to psychotropic prescribing in aged care While the ABC’s Four Corners reveals the second part …

It’s been a busy week in community pharmacy, with Ramsay Health and residential aged care under the spotlight First, there was regulatory news: Health Minister Greg Hunt announced changes to …

The Pharmacy Guild has weighed in to the scrutiny of the aged care sector, highlighting the importance of practising to pharmacists’ full scope of practice Earlier this week Prime Minister …

The Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, as an ABC report highlights poor treatment of residents and inappropriate medication use Four Corners is airing …

Pharmacy stakeholders have criticised the overuse of psychotropic medications in residential nursing homes, following an ABC inquiry Pharmacists working in aged care settings could do a lot to improve such …

Woman sues pharmacist over the robbery she committed; young pharmacist’s disappearance highlights treatment barriers; value of pharmacists in care homes outlined Portland, Oregon: A woman who robbed a bookstore in …

When a pharmacist first turned up at an aged care home in Canberra, staff didn’t know what to do with him… but by the time a pilot study ended they …