How common are medication-related errors in home care?

Written by | 10 May 2022

In a questionnaire-based study published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives that included 485 fully trained nurses of 107 home care services, nearly half of all nursing staff made at least […]

In-house pharmacists essential for aged care

Written by | 9 May 2022

Medicines are the most common treatments used in healthcare, especially for older people. But when they’re not used correctly, they can cause serious and sometimes fatal outcomes. Now, new […]

Recreational marijuana access reduces demand for prescription drugs

Written by | 5 May 2022

Legalization of recreational marijuana reduces demand for costly prescription drugs through state Medicaid programs, according to an analysis by a Cornell researcher and a collaborator. When states legalize […]

Pandemic drives use of telehealth for mental health care

Written by | 8 Apr 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic likely permanently increased the delivery of mental health counseling through telehealth, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University. The retrospective analysis was published […]

Psychiatric pharmacy – a role for those who enjoy caring and communicating

Written by | 8 Apr 2022

Professor M Lynn Crismon is the Behrens Centennial Professor of Pharmacy and Professor of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. In this […]

Hospitals and health systems experiencing severe shortage of pharmacy technicians

Written by | 24 Mar 2022

Hospitals and health systems are experiencing severe shortages of pharmacy technicians, with a majority of pharmacy administrators in a recent survey reporting turnover rates of at least 21% […]

Recent developments and primary care goals for ovarian cancer

Written by | 18 Mar 2022

For primary care teams, keeping up-to-date with developments and current best practice is the key to expediting ovarian cancer diagnosis, according to Dr Sharon Tate, Head of Primary […]

Diagnosis and self-help for ovarian cancer

Written by | 17 Mar 2022

It is a complete myth that ovarian cancer is a silent killer – even early-stage disease causes symptoms and knowing what they are is key to early treatment, […]

Ovarian cancer – facts and symptoms

Written by | 16 Mar 2022

Two thirds of UK women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed late when the cancer has spread and is difficult to treat.  IMI spoke to Dr Sharon Tate, Head […]

Self-administered screening can provide benefits for patients and providers

Written by | 10 Mar 2022

Have you ever felt uncomfortable when asked about depression or any other sensitive personal issue when checking in for a medical visit? You’re not alone. Doctors at Wake […]

Addressing healthcare needs of transgender adults: Qualitative study finds three main barriers to receiving primary care in a supportive environment

Written by | 9 Mar 2022

Transgender individuals are less likely to have had a primary care visit in the last year than cisgender individuals despite having more chronic conditions. A study from Regenstrief […]

Primary care network pharmacy – making it work

Written by | 28 Jan 2022

Steve Williams, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Poole Bay and Bournemouth PCN describes how some critical factors need to be taken into account when planning and organising PCN pharmacy […]

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