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Development of child-friendly medications

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Better Medicines for Children (BMC) initiative which promotes the development of child-friendly medications in 2007. The BMC addresses the need to improve medication formulations and focus on making medicines that are suitable for children. In a 2015 report by the Pan American Health Organization, approximately 1000 children die [...]

2020-04-16T10:51:05+10:00 September 14th, 2017|Drugs and Medications, Health and Lifestyle, Latest News, News|

MMIC gave myliquitab a clean bill of health

The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC), Monash University commenced a far reaching investigation into the myliquitab technology in March 2017. MMIC has completed the first phase of their independent evaluation and characterization of the myLiquitab Homecare dispersion unit. The interim report provides evaluation of the myLiquitab system covering a range of representative tablets from granulated [...]

2020-04-16T10:55:08+10:00 May 15th, 2017|Health and Lifestyle, Latest News, News|

What causes swallowing problems in the elderly?

Dr Rebecca Leonard, a professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at UC Davis found that “as many as 20% of individuals over the age of 50 years, and most individuals by the age of 80 years, experience some degree of swallowing difficulty." According to Dr Leonard’s study, stroke, dementia and other age-related diseases are the [...]

2020-04-16T10:55:44+10:00 February 13th, 2017|Elderly Care, Health and Lifestyle, Latest News|

What You should Know about Dysphagia

Administering medication to children is always a challenge, which many can associate to dislike in flavour. But when this happens with adults and elders, it is dismissed as pure stubbornness. Little did we know, they may be suffering from a medical condition called Dysphagia.   Difficulty in swallowing pills and tablets or dysphagia is muscle [...]

24-Year-Old Brother Cannot Swallow Pills and Tablets

Whenever someone mentions a technology that can liquefy tablets (myLiquitab), you’ll find that everyone has a story to tell about a person they know who is unable to swallow tablets. The 24-year-old brother of my soon to be son-in-law is a fit and healthy young man with the world at his feet. However, he is [...]

2020-04-16T10:56:30+10:00 June 22nd, 2016|Health and Lifestyle, Latest News, Stories|

Medication Non-compliance in Prisons and Custodial Centres, and for the Criminally Insane

Medication non-compliance rates are high due to prisoners being "stood over" by other prisoners for either favours or physical harm. Figures support that up to 20% of the prison population suffer some form of psychiatric illness. Up to 80% of prisoners in Australian prisons are on medication for either psychiatric or physical reasons.  As the [...]

Children and How myLiquitab can help them Drink their Medication

Persuading children to drink their medication can be hard, especially if they do not know how to swallow pills. Other than the fact they would gag, the taste of medicine makes them spit it out immediately. Parents have to crush it and figure out a way to mask the taste. Here are some techniques parents [...]

The myLiquitab Founder’s Journey

I am both a registered nurse Div 1 (general nurse) and Div 3 nurse (psychiatrically trainer). During my training, “some many years ago”, liquid medications where freely available for the medical and psychiatric patient treatments. Non-compliance was, as it appeared, a less obvious problem than it is today. As a trained nurse, who was taught [...]

Dementia and Non-Compliance in a Clinical Setting

One of the major problems in elderly care is the issue of medication non-compliance and the time and cost of dispensing it, not only for those with Dysphagia but also with Dementia patients. The incidence of non-compliance in elderly care is estimated to be 70%; and higher in Dementia care. The patients’ cognitive ability deteriorates in the latter [...]

D for Dysphagia: A Glimpse at the Life with Difficulty in Swallowing

Dysphagia is one health condition people don’t usually talk about. First, it is unlike other health problems where symptoms can be clearly seen. Someone from your neighborhood or the person sitting next to you in the bus may have it without you knowing it. Second, people don’t talk about it much because of how most patients [...]

2020-04-16T11:06:15+10:00 March 9th, 2016|Health and Lifestyle, Latest News|