Lecture Overview

Medicines that do not need to be medically obtained via a prescription can still be misused and even abused. Over the counter medicines can be purchased from pharmacies, health food retailers and even supermarkets. The most common culprits include medicines that are frequently administered by nurses. Found out why these substances are fraught with danger.


Louis Roller

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.




10 Total Rating(s)

Excellent and informative

Roger Horsley
20 Jun 2018

Very passionate.

shannon Rasmussen
31 May 2018

He was very clear and informative. Useful information was obtained listening to this content.

Maribel Parnis
14 May 2018

Very interesting

Devika Nandanimala
21 Apr 2018

I found this video informative and very helpful

Aimee Rattenbury
21 Apr 2018

Top notch

Simon Elmaleh
13 Apr 2018


Gabriella stuart
10 Apr 2018

Good presentation

Wadzana Nollie HWATA
02 Apr 2018

good presentation

Lei Zhang
27 Mar 2018

Interesting base level conversation starting information. Not at a level where you could influence much change in a workplace e.g. Influencing prescribers, but good to know for a personal level anyway.

Patricia wilson
01 Mar 2018

Brilliant lecture.

Emily Gillies
13 Nov 2017