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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, …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news… The Role of Pharmacists in General Practice in Asthma Management This pilot study conducted by one pharmacist in a …

Following the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, one key stakeholder has spoken of “extreme” concern over chemical restraint Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Ms Janet Anderson …

When it’s unintended, weight loss in older people may indicate a significant underlying problem, writes Ben Basger Unintentional weight loss may occur in up to 15-20% of older adults (those …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Changes in pain intensity after discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain Pain intensity after discontinuation of long-term opioid …