Coroners lack understanding of pharmacists’ safety role: researchers

Study shows asking about patient allergies can save lives

Coroners may not have a good understanding of the role pharmacists can play in preventing medication-related deaths, according to a review by former PSA president Dr Shane Jackson and colleagues.

Coroners lack understanding of pharmacists’ safety role, say researchers

They looked at coronial findings for 33 non-opioid and non-benzodiazepine deaths over a five-year period, and found pharmacists were being forgotten in coroners’ recommendations.

The deceased generally had several coexisting conditions, with anxiety and depression the most common (12 cases), followed by

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