New medicines guide

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WRIT­TEN in lay terms for con­sumers, a new pub­li­ca­tion suit­able for sale in com­mu­nity phar­macy aims to re­duce avoid­able med­i­ca­tion er­rors by in­form­ing pa­tients about their medicines.

Jour­nal­ist and for­mer CEO of the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try “bi­ble”, Aus­tralian Medicines Hand­book (AMH), Peter Far­rell, has teamed up with ac­cred­ited phar­ma­cist Juliet Richards to pro­duce the book.

What Am I Tak­ing? cov­ers all as­pects of med­i­ca­tion safety and in­cludes con­cise pro­files of 100 of Aus­tralia’s most-pre­scribed drugs, de­scrib­ing what they are used for, how they work, their pre­cau­tions, side ef­fects, in­ter­ac­tions & dos­ing.

It is writ­ten in sim­ple, easy-to-un­der­stand lan­guage and, ac­cord­ing to edi­tor Far­rell, it fills an im­por­tant gap in com­mu­nity phar­macy - whatami­tak­ing.com.au.

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