J Simon Bell


BPharm (Hons), PhD, MPS, Professor and Director, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Vic

Off-label prescribing in the midst of a pandemic: The case of hydroxychloroquine

There is currently no robust evidence to support prescribing hydroxychloroquine as a treatment or prophylaxis for COVID-19.

Strategies to promote access to medications during the COVID-19 pandemic

A series of Commonwealth and state initiatives have been enacted to ensure ongoing access to medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current approaches to the pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Medications may be used in conjunction with non-pharmacological treatments to manage cognition, function and behaviour in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Medication management of type 2 diabetes in residential aged care

This article reviews best practice medication management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in residential aged care facilities and highlights practical details for clinicians providing care for residents.

Undertaking medication review by telehealth

Medication review can be delivered using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure ongoing provision of care to vulnerable patient populations and to minimise risk of infection.