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Mandatory double-checking as it is currently performed does not reduce the incidence or severity of medication administration errors compared with single-checking, an Australian study has found. 
Liquorice has been put to varied use since the beginning of recorded history. Today, largely unregulated ‘herbal’ remedies are sold, and people even use it as a shampoo.
As pharmacists, we understand staged supply arrangements to be guided by a desire to support health and wellbeing.
Australian pharmacists now have access to international consensus principles for medication management in frail older people, a group rarely included in clinical practice guidelines or research.
Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow espoused alleged health benefits from ingesting colloidal silver. However, no rigorous studies supporting these claims exist.
There are 344 registered interventional clinical trials under way for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. The WHO is looking at four of them.
The offspring of mothers exposed to extreme stress, undernutrition or infectious diseases during pregnancy are at heightened risk of psychosis, studies suggest.
Changes to regulations on opioid supply in Australia came into effect this week, with new Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listings resulting in smaller quantities and restrictions around opioid prescribing for pain treatment.
For people with food allergies, medicines meant to benefit health can in fact present a risk due to food products used as inactive (excipient) ingredients.
Combined with glycerine, sugar and methylparaben, the result was a product designed to induce vomiting after exposure to poisons: syrup of ipecac (SOI).