Genetics

Let's map our DNA and save billions each year in health costs

A UniSA scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug prescriptions.

Health

Pharmacists can play role in identifying frailty

(HealthDay)—As the number of older people in the United States continues to increase, pharmacists and health care professionals need to recognize and address the health care challenges associated with age, including frailty, ...

Health

Pharmacists play key roles in cardiac disease management

(HealthDay)—For patients with cardiac disease, pharmacists in all practice settings have an important role in the management of the chronic disease state, according to a report published in Drug Topics.

Health

Pharmacy service could save NHS £517.6m, finds study

A scheme launched by the Department of Health in 2011 to help patients stick to their drug regimens has been so successful, that in its first five years, it will save NHS England £517.6m in the long-term, a team of health ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

People with dementia need more support managing their medication

New research funded by Pharmacy Research UK published today, 20 January, reveals people with dementia may struggle with managing their medication – exposing them to side-effects, medication errors and an increased risk ...

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