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2019
Publication, report or update

This report outline the findings and recommendations from the National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) national audit conducted in 2018.

2019
Publication, report or update

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Hospital Medication Chart (PBS HMC) enables the prescribing, administering, supply and claiming of eligible PBS and non-PBS medicines without the need to issue a separate prescription.

2014
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2014
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2014
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2019
Publication, report or update

Consultation on this discussion paper closed 5 July 2019.

2019
Other resource

This Instrument of Approval for PBS Hospital Medication Charts was signed on 30 October 2019 by Thea Daniel, Assistant Secretary, Pricing and PBS Policy Branch, Technology Assessment and Access Division, Department of Health.

2019
Publication, report or update

A safety statement recommending that established metered dose inhalers are prescribed and communicated by the metered dose.

2019
Publication, report or update

In 2019, Professor Lynne Emmerton led the review of name similarity for:

  • Monoclonal antibodies (MABs) (commonly ending in the suffix ‘mab’)
  • Tyrosine kinase (factor) inhibitors (TKIs) (commonly ending in the suffix ‘nib’).

This included the theoretical risk of confusion within these classes of medicines in clinical practice, including the similarity in clinical indication, with a view to producing a specialised list of medicines. The results of this review can be found in this publication.

2019
Publication, report or update

This report by the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy informed the development of the National standard for labelling dispensed medicines. The report summarises qualitative user testing of prototype labels with consumers in Australia. Subsequent stakeholder consultations were undertaken to finalise the Standard. 

2019
Publication, report or update

Safe and high-quality care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium in acute health services