Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)

The Centre for Medicine Use and Safety conducts multidisciplinary research into preventive, acute and chronic care, optimising medication management and patient safety.

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World Pharmacists Day 2020

Pharmacists are not just medicines experts, but also the most accessible healthcare providers in the community. They play critical roles in the community, hospitals and other settings by supporting patients to take their medicines safely.

World Patient Safety Day

The vast majority of health care in Australia leads to good health outcomes. However, patients do not always receive the most appropriate care and preventable adverse events can occur. The issue of patient safety has been recognised as both a

Can existing drugs be effectively combined to treat COVID-19?

Leading drug developers publish insights in three prestigious international journals.

A team of international researchers including experts from Certara, the

New Monash site chronicles contributions of pharmacists during COVID-19

The Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched a new website aimed at capturing the wide variety of contributions that

Monash University researchers develop new international consensus principles for medicines management in frail older people

Researchers from the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) and the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence(CRE) in Frailty and Healthy Ageing have

Simple works best: Monash University study finds a way to reduce medicine risk for older Australians

Almost one million Australians aged 70+ are regularly taking five or more prescription medicines. The Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted complex medication regimens as a risk to the health and safety of older people.

International study reaffirms cardiovascular benefits associated with medication used to treat type 2 diabetes

A large-scale international study published in prestigious journal The Lancet, Diabetes & Endocrinology, has provided further support for

Australian researchers use big data to advance studies and optimise prescribing for those living with neurological and mental health conditions

Researchers from around the globe have joined forces to create the world’s first international ‘big data’ platform, designed specifically to tackle medication use and outcomes in people living with neurological and mental health

New study reveals barriers to effective medication management for those living with dementia

Up to two thirds of people with dementia are prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, with a new study from Monash University exploring system challenges which may lead to this.