When Over the Counter Medicines Become Drugs

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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.

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Portrait of Louis Roller
Louis Roller

Louis has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for some 56 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. He has been and is on the Editorial Board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and with Jenny Gowan since 1995 writes articles on Disease State Management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. 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. His current activities (as well as the above) include singing in a choir, visiting schools re bullying (Courage to Care) giving talks to U3A groups and similar groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD59m of CPD
First Published23 October 2017
Updated23 October 2017
Expires
21 September 2018
Topics
Medication Safety
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Rehabilitation
Community Nursing
Primary Health Care
Chronic Illness
General Practice
Drugs
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