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Are pill organisers doing more harm than good?

The humble pill organiser could be doing more harm than good, according to researchers. Researchers from the University of East Anglia have developed a guidance system to help prescribers and pharmacists decide which patients should use a pill organiser. The study ...

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NSAIDs overused and putting residents at risk

Researchers have found that NSAIDs, such as common Ibuprofen, are being overused in aged care, putting residents at risk. The study – which looked at over 10 thousand residents during a three-year period – also found that the “triple whammy ...

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Osteoporosis: the silent disease of aged care

Residential aged care facilities can be doing more to treat osteoporosis and can do better to prevent falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. These are the conclusions from a new study looking at anti-osteoporosis medication use in aged care. The study also ...

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