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Almost 20% of medications are unaccounted for in Australian hospital electronic administration records A new study has revealed alarming quantities of medications supplied to hospital wards and EDs are not …

Delirium has been linked to preoperative use of specific antidepressants and benzodiazepines in a new case-control study, with a strong case for pharmacists to deprescribe People who use antidepressants and …

TGA rejects proposals to downschedule more ibuprofen products and Chinese medicine ingredients   Proposals for the downscheduling of ibuprofen and some Chinese medicine ingredients have been rejected by the Therapeutic Goods …

Pharmacy groups have welcomed proposals to alter the advisory labels of a number of medicines, although questions have been raised over new indications for lidocaine The proposals are part of …

Pharmacists question proposed label and advisory changes for OTC mometasone preparations Both the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the PSA had concerns over the proposed new advisory statements for labels …

MDMA and psilocybin may show promise for mental health treatment when administered in closely clinically supervised settings, independent panel finds MDMA and psilocybin may show potential as therapeutic agents for …

CSL’s Melbourne Broadmeadows facility had a positive COVID-19 case One of the CSL production facilities producing the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine, Vaxzevria, has had a positive COVID-19 case of its own, …

TGA issues guidance on post-expiry date usage of shortage-impacted treatment   The Therapeutic Goods Administration says tocilizumab vials continue to be stable for a further six months past their labelled expiry …

The TGA has announced its approval of the first monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 in Australia Australians with COVID-19 who are at risk of hospitalisation will now have access to …

Pharmacists now able to substitute alternatives for menopause treatment after a scarcity notification was issued    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has advised of a shortage of all strengths of …

Shortage notice issued for multiple presentations of arthritis treatment The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a warning regarding shortages of multiple presentations of tocilizumab (Actemra). Roche, the sponsor of …

Pregnant women have poor adherence to anti-hypertensives, despite the risk of complications, study finds Pharmacists have a major role to play in educating women on the need to remain adherent …