Prescription medicine

16 November 2011

Dr Romano Fois from the faculty was interviewed by Richard Aedy on Life Matters, ABC Radio National

Prescription Matters

Keeping track of your prescription medication is not always easy but it can be vital to be clear about what you are taking.

In Australia almost 200 thousand people end up in hospital every year after taking their prescription medication incorrectly; often it is the combination of drugs that does the harm.

The University of Sydney recently launched a National Medication Safety Week to find out why these accidents happen and how they can be prevented.

Romano Fois from the Department of Pharmacy is leading a study to investigate the issues.

Listen to the interview here.

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