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The Pharmacy Guild says it looks forward to working with the Government on implementing aged care reforms The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety …

The Final Report into the aged care sector makes several recommendations about the involvement of pharmacists, including medication management reviews The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Medication Management in Frail Older People Frailty is a geriatric condition associated with increased vulnerability to adverse drug events and medication-related …

Hospital pharmacists are helping to meet the rising aged care challenge, says SHPA The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia celebrated the International Day of Older Persons on Thursday, which …

After her first HMR, ‘Dorothy’ had her entire medication regime overhauled—was this a good outcome or one that required a further follow-up? Sharon Doolan takes us through what happened As …

Monash researchers have played a leading role in an international collaboration on medicines management for vulnerable people Researchers from Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety and the National …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Checking Inhaler Technique in the Community Pharmacy: Predictors of Critical Errors Up to 92% of patients demonstrate at least …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Smoking reduction interventions for smoking cessation Evidence suggests that neither reducing smoking to quit nor quitting abruptly results in superior quit …

An Australian pharmacist has been appointed editor-in-chief of an important US pharmacy publication The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists has named Chris Alderman, former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmacy …

A landmark study tracking the effects of low-dose aspirin on the health of older people has been extended for five years Researchers at Monash University and the US-based Berman Center …

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 …

Just how much benefit is there in giving statins for secondary prevention for those 80 and over? wonders Ben Basger Do you have patients taking statins who have aged into …