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A letter to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care prompted a meeting about challenges being faced by pharmacies who provide residential aged care services This month, Webstercare welcomed …

Older Australians aren’t taking their statins consistently, new research has found Researchers from Monash University examined 22,340 adults aged 65 and over who started taking statins between 2014 and 2015. …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Patients with underuse or overuse of inhaled corticosteroids have different perceptions and beliefs regarding COPD and inhaled medication This study explored …

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 need to be vigilant when it comes to drug-drug interactions to which people with dementia are vulnerable, writes Ben Basger Drug–drug interactions (DDIs) are an important reason for admission …

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 …

An Australian trial has shown daily aspirin does not lower the risk of death, disability or cardiovascular disease in healthy older people… but increases risk of major bleeding problems However …

Half a cup of broccoli a day can help older people avoid being hospitalised for a fall, new research from Edith Cowan University has found Researchers from the School of …

Older people taking multiple high-risk medications for sleeping, pain or incontinence are twice as likely to fall and break bones, new research has shown And many die within a year …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Pain and Addiction Patients with pain and addiction often have multiple psychological, psychiatric, and medical comorbidities with associated polypharmacy, …