Tag Archives: medication

PSA hits back

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia National President Dr Chris Freeman has hit back at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in an open letter published this week. Dr Freeman’s strong and unequivocal letter is in response to the RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon’s call for the Queensland government to reconsider …

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SafeScript already saving lives

SafeScript is already saving lives and keeping patients with prescription medication addictions safe from harm. In its first two months, SafeScript has alerted doctors and pharmacists in western Victoria to almost 3,300 patients at risk of harm or overdose from visiting multiple clinics or pharmacies. Deaths caused by prescription medicine …

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Take three tips with travel

With many Australians travelling to see relatives during the summer, this is a good time for pharmacists to be educating customers on safe travel with medicines, according to Webstercare Managing Director Gerard Stevens. He has provided three tips aimed at giving customers peace of mind regarding their medications this holiday …

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Care-home meds concern

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the announcement of a royal commission into aged-care quality and safety. The organisation says it is especially concerned about medication in care homes following the exposure of cases of neglect, elder abuse and other concerns. “Inappropriate use of medication in aged care has …

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