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An Australian trial has found hospital pharmacists providing guidance to junior doctors led to significantly reduced prescribing errors Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne Medical School …

Vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria to stick to the cells that line the airway, say researchers A study based on experiments with cells, mice and humans has …

Under-reporting of codeine dependence is highly likely and interventions are needed, say Australian researchers in new systematic review A systematic review published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia …

Pharmacies play a pivotal role in supporting parents in dealing with their child’s ailments. A well-stocked category plus the right advice is imperative Pharmacists and their staff are in a …

Taking antibiotics in pregnancy linked to rise in infant infections Children born to mothers who were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy may have up to a 20% higher risk of being …

A controversial test has now been made available for online purchase and at-home use MyHealthTest, an online provider of blood test services, has now added the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) …

The Board’s revised guidance on the compounding of sterile injectable medicines kicked in on the first of the month A revised guidance titled ‘Compounding of sterile injectable medicines’, has been …

A study has found pharmacist intervention may potentially lead to reduced risk of ED visits and hospital readmissions Danish researchers have looked at the role of pharmacists in reducing hospital …

According to this QLD study, they’re doing quite well at delaying ‘wait and see’ prescriptions – but improvements can be made A number of strategies have been trialled in primary …

Mixed findings for benefits of tamper-resistant oxycodone The introduction of tamper-resistant oxycodone formulations in Australia in early 2014 has led to little change in the levels of population-level opioid use …

At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes just once will go on to become daily smokers, new research finds Researchers said that data obtained from the UK, US, Australia …

Moderate use of the popular NSAID has been found to impact hormonal balance in healthy men, potentially leading to reduced libido, infertility, depressed mood and fatigue In the first in-depth …