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Managing medication goes electronic at Bathurst Hospital

BOOST: EMeds nursing analyst Rachel Bedwell and Bathurst nurse Fiona Nightingale. Photo: SUPPLIED THE days of trying to read difficult handwritten instructions about medication are over at Bathurst Hospital. The hospital is the first in the Central West to implement Electronic Medication Management (eMeds) – what is being described as a safer, more effective electronic system to manage medication.… Read More »

Medication Overuse Headache: Is It Overblown?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Can medications that relieve acute headache pain paradoxically worsen headache if used too often? And if so, how big of a problem is it? “It’s a hen-and-egg dilemma,” said Hans-Christoph Diener, MD, PhD, of the University Essen in Germany, at the American Headache Society’s Scottsdale Headache Symposium.”Does migraine get worse and patients… Read More »

Diabetes medication 'crisis' is costing the NHS £1billion every year

Diabetes medication cost the NHS £1billion in the last year, as prescriptions for the condition reach record levels, official figures show. Almost one in 20 prescriptions written by GPs are now for diabetes treatment. Data from NHS Digital shows that of the £8.8billion spent on prescribing drugs in 2017/18, more than £1billion went on diabetes… Read More »