Tag Archives: Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)

Potential Harms From Polypharmacy in the Elderly (BBC News / Age UK / EJCP / Bazian / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary An Age UK report investigates the potential harms of over-prescribing medicines for older people. Older persons often remain on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side-effects, potentially resulting in falls and other forms of serious harm. … Continue reading

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System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Reducing Under-Usage of Medications (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A meta-analysis investigating the impact of pharmaceutical care interventions for medication underuse in older people has shown that such interventions, including medication reviews, can reduce medication under-use in older people. Full Text Link Reference Meid, AD. Lampert, A. [and] … Continue reading

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Aspirin: Stomach Bleeds Risk for Over-75s (BBC News / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary Persons aged over 75 taking daily aspirin following a stroke or heart attack are at higher risk of stomach bleeds than thought previously. The benefits of low dose aspirin still outweigh the risks, even in this age group. Co-prescription … Continue reading

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Pharmacist Involvement in Hospital Ward Teams and Rates of Hospital Readmission (European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A recent Swedish trial was conducted to assess whether comprehensive medication reviews performed by clinical pharmacists working on hospital wards as part of healthcare multidisciplinary team might reduce drug-related hospital readmission rates for people with dementia or cognitive impairment. … Continue reading

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