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Deficiencies in drug interaction information

Michelle Sweidan and James F Reeve
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (9): 483.
Published online: 7 May 2007

To the Editor: The National Prescribing Service recently reviewed drug interaction information in a range of prescribing and dispensing software systems and reference sources, including the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)-approved product information (PI). Our findings support those of Stockigt1 regarding the quality of information in PI.

  • Michelle Sweidan
  • James F Reeve

  • Pharmaceutical Decision Support Program, National Prescribing Service, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: msweidan@nps.org.au

Acknowledgements: 

We worked with an expert panel on this project: Professor Jo-anne Brien (Clinical and Academic Pharmacist), Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya (General Practitioner), Dr Jennifer Martin (Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist), and Mr Graeme Vernon (Drug Information Pharmacist).

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