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Ben Basger takes a look at issues around preventive health for all the family Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Red book (or ‘Guidelines …

A UK trial has seen pharmacists intervene for older patients with diabetes – and help 58% stop or reduce sulfonylureas The medication review was part of NHS West Hampshire Clinical …

A new study is recruiting accredited pharmacists to examine how a support system can help in the management of older patients “People with dementia in the community setting are prescribed …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Developing a measure of polypharmacy appropriateness in primary care A systematic review and expert consensus study has identified 12 implicit indicators …

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 …

FIP has released a new Australian-led report into pharmacy interventions to improve adherence in older people New medicines services, more counselling when a medicine is supplied again, dosage administration aids …

Misleading media reports have prompted Queensland Health to reassure older Queenslanders that the high-strength trivalent is their best bet against the disease There have been reports that older Queenslanders have …

Ben Basger takes a look at hypertension, its causes and the risks it poses What do we know about hypertension in older people? We know that there is a marked …

Pharmacies should have access to flu vaccines under the National Immunisation Program, says the Pharmacy Guild In a statement today the Pharmacy Guild of Australia said that it is encouraging …

All staff in residential aged care homes will be vaccinated against influenza, the Health and Aged Care Ministers have announced The provision of influenza vaccination programs to all staff in …

Medication use – especially unnecessary or inappropriate medications – increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, new research has found The international longitudinal study, led by University of Sydney in collaboration …

One flu expert has shed some light on one of the reasons pharmacists don’t have access to NIP flu vaccines Recently Pharmacy Guild Victorian Branch president Anthony Tassone spoke out …