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No change to Symbicort scheduling, TGA confirms, however an antihistamine will move to Schedule 3 The TGA has confirmed a previous interim decision to reject the downscheduling of the asthma …

More than 80% of COVID-19 ICU patients required a medication intervention in this study, with a pharmacist stepping in to identify changes Pharmacists can deliver interventions that provide significant benefit …

Adverse drug events with commonly prescribed medicines need to be monitored, say researchers A US study has found that adverse drug events (ADEs) from potentially inappropriate medicines occurred frequently among …

Which Australians are getting their influenza vaccination in pharmacies, and why? New research provides some answers  Despite new policies allowing pharmacists around Australia to administer influenza vaccines, most Australian adults …

The jury is out on the efficacy of paracetamol for reducing pain in many conditions, new Australian research reveals  For most conditions, evidence regarding the effectiveness of paracetamol is insufficient …

Minister and health officials talk up Australia’s vaccine program as first clotting case emerges and questions over speed continue Health Minister Greg Hunt and leading medical officials have moved to …

A review of the recent changes to prescription medicine listings and new product listings Our monthly review of medicine listing changes, from MIMS Australia New Products Budesonide (Jorveza) is a …

New data reveals the largest increase for a decade in the number of patients receiving opioid dependency treatment  On a snapshot day in 2020, over 53,300 clients received pharmacotherapy treatment …

An updated version of the national asthma handbook has been released   The National Asthma Council Australia has updated the Australian Asthma Handbook to assist health professionals to provide appropriate management …

Which demographic groups are likely to be resistant to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? Australian research provides some guidance  Will enough people be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to ensure …

COVID-19 forced pharmacy to successfully “respond and innovate” but pandemic tensions may lead to medication misinformation, pharmacy leader says   During the last twelve months, pharmacy has responded and innovated in …

What are the most common medicine self-administration errors? Pharmacist researchers Dr Ramesh Walpola and Fatma Aldila from the School of Population Health, UNSW have conducted a systematic review to identify …