Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



J Simon Bell

Email: simon.bell@unisa.edu.au
BPharm(Hons), PhD, MPS, is Associate Professor, Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Sansom Institute, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia.

Improving medicine selection for older people Do we need an Australian classification for inappropriate medicines use?

The quality use of medicines (QUM) is one of the four central objectives of Australia’s National Medicines Policy. The National Strategy for the Quality Use of Medicines, launched in 2002, outlines...

Osteoporosis Pharmacological prevention and management in older people

The lifetime risk of osteoporotic fracture in people aged over 60 years is approximately 56% for women and 29% for men.3 Following a low trauma fracture the risk of subsequent fractures is...

Prescribing for older people with chronic renal impairment

It is important to have an estimate of a patient’s renal function before prescribing medicines that are renally excreted or that impair renal function or cause nephrotoxicity, such as non-steroidal...


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