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Fatal blood clotting and the COVID-19 connection

Deadly blood clotting complications were identified as an emerging threat in COVID-19 patients and recognised as a clear target to reduce fatalities in the...

Three men walk into a bar… Dry July

What started as three mates wanting to take a break from alcohol in July 2008, has become a national fundraiser for people affected by...

Stop spread of virus during school break

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging families to help stop the spread of COVID-19 this school holiday by following expert...

How older Australians are dealing with COVID-19

A new study has identified how vulnerable older Australians feel about easing off COVID-19 restrictions and is encouraging all health professionals to refer their...

UTIPP-Q Pilot – The Facts

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia released the following statement on 19 June 2020 about the Urinary Tract Infection Pharmacy Pilot – Queensland (UTIPP-Q):  1. Following...

Fight over advancement in women’s health

In response to last week’s announcement by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia that Queensland women will now be able to seek immediate advice and...

Clinical trial finds: kidney medication ineffective

While, reportedly, up to 20% of kidney disease patients are prescribed Allopurinol, a new randomised control trial has revealed that Allopurinol does not prevent...

Urgent call for effective face masks

A coalition of workplace health and safety related organisations across Australian and New Zealand, and the ACTU have called for the urgent establishment of...

Study finds medicinal cannabis may reduce behavioural issues

The first investigation of its kind, a new pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has found that cannabidiol...

Removing gender bias to improve care

The novel coronavirus is the latest example of a disease that affects men and women differently – although more women are being infected with...

Study finds: Glen 20 surface spray kills COVID-19

Throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, it seems that the theories on the different methods to combat COVID-19 have spread almost as quickly as the...

Dexamethasone – not for everybody

While the COVID-19 spotlight is on the steroid medicine, dexamethasone, with reports indicating that it may help people with serious COVID-19 illness, health professionals...
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