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Planned Improvements to Medicine Labelling and Packaging in Australia

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In 2016, the TGA announced that changes were going to be introduced over the next four years to improve the packaging and labelling of medications in Australia, with the aim of reducing the incidence of medication errors.

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It is known that medication errors are responsible for major health complications and are a significant contributor to healthcare costs across Australia. These errors are often the result of consumers or healthcare practitioners having difficulty locating or understanding important information on medicine labels.

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Chuqi Peng
12 Feb 2020
Good article which related to the medication safety
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Dawn Billinger
21 Feb 2020
Good clear information informing us of planned changes.
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Kylie Maddern
22 Feb 2020
Good resource. More relevant to hospital based medication management as medications are bloated packed in aged care and as such are not received in their original packaging
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Loretta Hegarty
21 Feb 2020
Great resource
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Francheska Macabulos
14 Feb 2020
very helpful
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rebecca morrissey
15 Feb 2020
very useful article
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Jeanette Kenning
21 Feb 2020
Interesting to know these changes are coming late to our work area but hope clearer labelling will help reduce medication error related admissions to hospital! Now to get rid of poly pharmacy for our patients.
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Carly Bowden
30 May 2020
Interesting article, information was well written
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Sarah Laxon
05 Aug 2020
Good update. Concise and relevant.
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Dorothy Gifford
22 Feb 2020
very good information provided
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