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Therapeutic drug safety for Indigenous Australians - new report says lives at risk

Date posted: 18 January 2016

A new Medical Journal of Australia article has indicated that a lack of data on drug safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people could pose a potential risk for Indigenous Australians, who may experience harm from adverse drug reactions.

The article, which has been published as an open access report, has found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are often prescribed therapeutic pharmaceuticals from a young age and will remain on those pharmaceuticals for longer than the average population.

Researchers involved with the report have called for more training to be made available to Aboriginal Health Workers, with a particular focus on pharmacovigilance, drug safety and stronger methods of reporting adverse drug reactions.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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