New report finds high rate of medication errors in hospital discharge summaries

A new report released in January by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has found that at least one medication error occurs in 3 out of 5 Australian hospital discharge summaries prepared without consultation with a pharmacist. The report titled Medicine Safety: Take Care, also found that over 90 per cent of patients have at 

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Health of the elderly at risk from pill-crushing culture in aged care facilities

As many as one in five older patients has difficulty swallowing tablets and capsules (a condition called dysphagia), however the most obvious solution – liquid medicine – is rarely available for the kinds of drugs commonly prescribed for the elderly. This reality has led to many staff at Australian aged-care facilities crushing a patient’s prescribed 

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New study finds Vitamin D can prevent potentially fatal lung attacks

Topping up the Vitamin D levels of patients with certain respiratory conditions leads to a 45% reduction in lung attacks according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers recently reviewed the results of three clinical trials involving 469 people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and found that those who started out 

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Power Outage

Dear Patients & Customers CURRENT AS OF 1.50pm – Wednesday 23/1/2019 NCC is currently in the middle of a power outage. Energex has advised that they will have progress update at approximately 4.30pm today. Unfortunately this will mean that all phone lines and computer systems are unavailable. If you would like to contact us, send 

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Drug manufacturer to launch commercial version of ‘natural painkiller’ Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)

A large U.S. pharmaceutical company is preparing to go to market with a mass-produced commercial version of a natural pain management supplement that compounding pharmacies in Australia have been providing to integrative doctors and their patients for many years – Palmitoylethanolamide, or PEA. In November the drug manufacturer, Gencor, announced it had recently completed a 

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New study shows aged garlic significantly reduces blood pressure

Not only does garlic keep the advances of unwanted admirers and vampires at bay, a new Australian study has found Kyolic aged garlic extract is also highly effective in controlling high blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. So many uses. The National Institute of Integrative Medicine,(NIIM), based in Melbourne, has just published the results 

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Take these early warning health tests and start the new year with peace of mind

The new year is here and no doubt you’ve made a resolution or two to start 2019 on the right foot. Improving health always tops the list of resolutions, whether it’s to lose weight, quit smoking, eat better or reduce stress. Is improving your health high on your list of priorities for 2019? So what’s 

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