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Medicine labels need to change to prevent confusion by those less proficient in English, say researchers who trialled ‘enhanced labels’  Australian researchers have tested two different models of enhanced medication …

Medicinal cannabis has been prescribed for over 140 conditions since the beginning of the program, with anxiety a leading indication, new study finds Since Australia’s medicinal cannabis program began in …

Mouth ulcer treatment and flurbiprofen to be downscheduled, TGA announces  The Therapeutic Goods Administration has confirmed that the mouth ulcer treatment choline salicylate is to be downscheduled to Schedule 2 …

A new Australian study has found pharmacists are crucial to reducing medicine errors in this group of high-risk patients A study of medication errors affecting people with Parkinson’s disease at …

The Choosing Wisely approach has made an impact in the safe prescribing of benzos and sedative-hypnotics among older adults, says keynote speaker The Choosing Wisely questions are a vehicle for …

Angelo Pricolo hosts a panel of experts who answer our readers’ questions about addiction medicine and pharmacy’s role in harm minimisation  AJP invited a panel of leading addiction medicine experts …

The number of antibiotics prescribed in Australia fell by up to 38% during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Monash Health researchers Their research, presented at this year’s European Congress of …

“The men’s health stuff you just don’t talk about…” Pharmacy of the Year winners explain how they’ve succeeded in an area ignored by many pharmacies  AJP spoke to Brad Butt …

While uptake of Diabetes MedsChecks is still low, pharmacists are finding benefits, but also shortfalls, in the program Barriers continue to inhibit the Diabetes MedsChecks (DMC) program from reaching more …

TGA rebuffs Guild on advertising schedule change, while pain relieving agent moves to S2 A manufacturer’s request to allow the advertising of preparations containing astrodrimer sodium has been rejected by …

Low-volume flurbiprofen throat sprays have been moved to open retail sale The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s medicines scheduling body has decided to move low volume flurbiprofen throat sprays to open sales, …

TGA warns of continuing shortages of an arthritis treatment, but says the situation may be easing The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says there may be some light at the end …