Child development

September 2011

Up front

A fistful of prescriptions

Is there a better way?

Volume 40, No.9, September 2011 Pages 659-659

Oliver Frank

Christopher P Alderman

Since the inception of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in the late 1940s there has been a dramatic increase in the range of medicines that are available to the Australian community. The simultaneous rise in the prevalence of chronic disease means that many patients are taking multiple medicines on a long term basis, with a concommitent increased risk of drug related problems1 including adverse effects, and drugdrug interactions and drug-disease interactions.

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