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 other mental

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