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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 …

PSA has called on the NSW Government to do more to allow pharmacists to improve the state’s health care system – and again, for real time monitoring In welcoming the …

Pharmacists need to be embedded into residential aged care as a matter of urgency, say hospital pharmacists The Society of Hospitals Pharmacists of Australia says that high quality, embedded clinical …

New research has shown that older people taking antidepressants or opioids have more than double the risk of a fall and hip fracture compared to those who do not Writing …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics to prevent infantile colic A Cochrane review has concluded that there is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective …

Amid surges of flu around the country, the Guild’s Trent Twomey is urging the Queensland Government to lower the age for pharmacist vaccination Meanwhile in South Australia, Professor Paddy Phillips, …