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Evaluation of Home‐Based Follow‐Up of High‐Risk Elderly Patients Discharged from Hospital
A pharmacist‐conducted follow‐up at home of high‐risk elderly patients discharged from hospital is evaluated for follow-up in patients with high-risk of dying from hospital. Expand
Safe to crush? A pilot study into solid dosage form modification in aged care
To observe medication solid dosage form modification in aged care facilities (ACFs), and assess staff levels of self‐perceived knowledge of medication modification and the types of resourcesExpand
Scabies: an ancient global disease with a need for new therapies
The emergence of resistance among scabies mites to classical scabicides and ineffectiveness of current treatments (in reducing inflammatory skin reactions and secondary bacterial infections associated with scabies), raise serious concerns regarding current therapy. Expand
Valproate: a simple chemical with so much to offer
Results from numerous clinical trials suggest that valproate probably has the widest spectrum of anticonvulsant activity of all current antiepileptic drugs in adults and children with epilepsy. Expand
Overuse of proton pump inhibitors
This data indicates that prolonged exposure to proton pump inhibitors may hasten the development of gastric carcinoids and may need to be investigated further to establish a specific mechanism of action. Expand
Multifaceted educational program increases prescribing of preventive medication for corticosteroid induced osteoporosis.
A multifaceted education program, incorporating academic detailing of general practitioners and community pharmacists, increased the use of osteoporosis prevention strategies in longterm oral corticosteroid users. Expand
Impact of pharmacist‐conducted home visits on the outcomes of lipid‐lowering drug therapy
Objective:  To evaluate a pharmacist‐conducted educational and monitoring programme, designed to promote dietary and lifestyle modification and compliance with lipid‐lowering drug therapy, forExpand
Pharmacists' perceptions of their emerging general practice roles in UK primary care: a qualitative interview study.
The authors refer to UK research of audiorecorded pharmacist interactions with patients in general practice which concluded that pharmacists responded supportively to patients’ emotional cues and concerns, and the ability of pharmacists to undertake prescribing tasks that would otherwise be conducted by medical doctors. Expand
The effect of a residential care pharmacist on medication administration practices in aged care: A controlled trial
The effect of an on‐site clinical pharmacist on reducing inappropriate dosage form modification and staff time spent on medication administration, and optimizing the documentation of drug allergies, adverse drug reactions and medication incidents is evaluated. Expand