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Cleaning products associated with asthma and wheezing

Media Release 18 February, 2020 Early exposure of babies to household cleaning products is associated with the development of childhood asthma and wheeze by age 3 years, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Most of the evidence linking asthma to the use of cleaning products comes …

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Living Well with Diabetes Victoria heads to Hoppers Crossing Thursday

Media Release 30 January, 2020 Diabetes Victoria will be hosting a Living Well with Diabetes Victoria event on Saturday 14 March at the Encore Events Centre in Hoppers Crossing. Connecting with the local diabetes community, there will be two concurrent seminars tailored to the needs of people living with type …

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Insufficient evidence backing herbal medicines for weight loss

Media Release 18 February 2020 Researchers from the University of Sydney have conducted the first global review of herbal medicines for weight loss in 19 years, finding insufficient evidence to recommend any current treatments. Senior author Dr Nick Fuller says with overweight and obesity rates reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, many …

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Immunity key to motor neurone disease treatment

Media Release 18 February 2020 Customised immune-blocking medication may be the key to treating patients with motor neurone disease (MND), which currently has no cure and limited therapeutic options. University of Queensland researchers have tested immune cells that circulate in the blood to determine if they’re linked with specific characteristics and …

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Australia’s 2019/2020 bushfire season – a community pharmacy perspective

Media Release 17 February 2020 The bushfire season of 2019-20 was the most sustained and confronting in our history, with fires threatening communities in multiple States across unprecedented areas of land, taking lives and destroying property. This prolonged emergency put stress on every aspect of our communities, and local pharmacies …

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Second antibiotic no advantage for treating Golden Staph

Media Release 17 February 2020 A clinical trial has called into question the effectiveness of using more than one antibiotic to treat the deadly ‘super-bug’, Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia, commonly known as Golden Staph. Researchers from The University of Queensland, in collaboration with global counterparts, have found using two …

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National Student Business Plan competition

Media Release 13 February, 2020 The 14th National Student Business Plan Competition is now underway – testing the flair and entrepreneurship of students preparing for a career in community pharmacy. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2020 competition was launched during the recent NAPSA Congress in Newcastle. Team captain of the …

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Integria expands on Warwick facility

Media Release 12 February, 2020 In growth initiative, Integria invests in expanded Warwick production facility Natural medicines and therapies company Integria Healthcare today announced plans for an additional $7 million investment in its Warwick production site. The investment will fund the expansion of the facility and establishment of a fully …

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Upjohn on its way to wholesale

Media Release February 11, 2020 Upjohn Australia’s transition to wholesale distribution on track, signs four new wholesale distribution contracts Upjohn Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., is on track to distribute its medicines through Community Service Obligation (CSO) pharmaceutical distributors from 24 February 2020, following the company’s recent …

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