Modified Release Paracetamol Moves Behind the Counter

Modified Release Paracetamol is Moving Behind the Counter 1 June 2020.Modified release paracetamol (MRP) products have now changed from Pharmacy Medicine (Schedule 2) to...

Access program open for metastatic breast cancer patients

Novartis’ SPARK Plus Access program, an access program for the drug Kisqali (ribociclib), has opened for second line treatment of people with hormone receptor...

Poor sleep linked to cardiovascular disease

It’s no secret that proper sleep is important for good health. Now new research backs the importance of uninterrupted sleep, suggesting a link between...

Breastfeeding no straightforward business

University of Queensland researchers have discovered why only 34% of mothers exclusively breastfeed to six months, despite the global push to increase rates to...

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Cold Power eases the load for frontline workers

Australia’s frontline workers have been putting the health of the community first for the last couple of months now, leaving them with little time to take care of the small yet essential...

A call for integrated care

Media Release1 June 2020 A recent study led by Monash University shows that integrating geriatric assessment with cancer treatment can reduce unplanned hospital admissions and improve quality of life for older Australians. Led by...

ACON launches new at-home HIV testing service

ACON, said to be NSW’s leading HIV prevention organisation, has launched a new, free HIV testing service that will support gay men and men who have sex with men (cis and trans)...

Don’t delay to avoid breast cancer costs

Australian women are encouraged to continue getting regular check-ups for breast cancer to avoid potentially thousands of dollars in increased treatment costs.The more advanced the cancer, the higher the cost to the...

An introduction to medicinal cannabis

Media Release1 June 2020The number of Australians being prescribed medicinal cannabis is increasing rapidly.Over the 12-month period to 31 January 2020, it’s reported that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved 27,658...

The mental health impact of COVID-19

Media Release30 May 2020An opinion piece by the Australian Government’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Dr Ruth Vine.As we continue to work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, there has...
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to preeclampsia

The risk of preeclampsia, or high blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy, has been associated with maternal vitamin D deficiency.Despite this association, until now...

Access program open for metastatic breast cancer patients

Novartis’ SPARK Plus Access program, an access program for the drug Kisqali (ribociclib), has opened for second line treatment of people with hormone receptor...

Poor sleep linked to cardiovascular disease

It’s no secret that proper sleep is important for good health. Now new research backs the importance of uninterrupted sleep, suggesting a link between...

Breastfeeding no straightforward business

University of Queensland researchers have discovered why only 34% of mothers exclusively breastfeed to six months, despite the global push to increase rates to...

Help to ease the wheeze

My first memory of an allergic asthma reaction is from when I was maybe three or four years old.We were visiting family friends in...

The right stuff for a child’s gut

Gut health has been discussed at great length because of its significance in balancing the rest of the body, but what about children’s gut...

Industry leaders debate post-pandemic healthcare

The next chapter in the Pfizer Invites webinar series includes five international and Australian experts from across the healthcare sector exploring what medicines access...

Australia sees drop in cholesterol levels

While cholesterol – a waxy substance found in the blood – is needed by the body for its various functions, including the building of...

Cutting through COVID-19 myths with science communication

Media Release 3 June 2020 Myths and conspiracies surround COVID-19 – so, how can scientists cut through the misinformation? A UNSW Sydney medical scientist explains. Associate Professor...

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Access program open for metastatic breast cancer patients

Novartis’ SPARK Plus Access program, an access program for the drug Kisqali (ribociclib), has opened for second line treatment of people with hormone receptor...

PATY 2020 goes virtual

Dubbed 'Virtual PATY', for the first time in the event's 14-year history, the 2020 Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) will go...

Modified Release Paracetamol Moves Behind the Counter

Modified Release Paracetamol is Moving Behind the Counter 1 June 2020.Modified release paracetamol (MRP) products have now changed from Pharmacy Medicine (Schedule 2) to...

TWC and Minfos achieve pharmacy tech milestone

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) Armidale in regional NSW has become one of the first pharmacies ­– and the first TWC – to begin dispensing electronic...

Voltaren manufacturers penalised over claims

According to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) statement released 28 May 2020, the Federal Court has ordered that the makers of pain...

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