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Lecture Overview

"Do no harm." All prescribers must constantly be on high alert for interactions and unwanted effects of medicines. This session will serve a timely reminder of why and how we can prevent unintended consequences of medicines and includes a look at prescription labels and common interactions to be aware of.


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Louis Roller

Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 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 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 include singing in a choir, visiting schools about bullying (Courage to Care), and giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


53 Total Rating(s)
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gina sartor
23 Feb 2019

good had gone through concepts quickly need more time to explain some concepts

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Vera Krenn
16 Feb 2019

Highly informative session. Recommend this to all health care professionals

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Peter Thompson
17 Aug 2018


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Mary Anne Mara
31 May 2018

excellent lecture for all Health Professionals.

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Sirini Prathibha Ariyarathna Korale Kankanamge
31 May 2018


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Eden Kersten
30 May 2018

It wa interesting and made me more aware of medications and their interactions.

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annabel jane rogers
30 May 2018

very informative. this will make me more aware of medication interactions and their consequences. Great resource.

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Elli Minter
29 May 2018


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Thomas Mann
28 May 2018

Very informative

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Zhen Song
28 May 2018