THE National Heart Foundation of
Australia has welcomed the recent
Sydney Uni study which found that
incorporating balance and strength
into everyday routines can cut the
risk of falls in older Australians by
nearly one third (PD 10 Aug).The above snippet is the first part of an article sent to subscribers in Pharmacy Daily's issue from 17 Aug 12 To see the full story, see the embedded issue below or CLICK HERE to download Pharmacy Daily from 17 Aug 12
THE high accessibility of community pharmacists in Australia means they are ideally placed to document adverse drug reactions (ADRs) – but a lack of time, the complexity of the reporting process and insufficient training means under-reporting is “highly prevalent” according to a new University of Tasmania study published last Fri.
ALMOST two thirds of Australians believe pharmacists should be allowed to administer common vaccinations currently only offered by GPs, according to new research released this morning by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
QUEENSLAND Pharmacy Guild branch president Trent Twomey has urged a widening of the scope of practice for pharmacists, in light of recent reports of increasing numbers of people presenting at emergency rooms for assistance with minor ailments.