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Call for fish oil supplements to be PBS listed for the prevention of preterm births An Australian expert has recommended that Omega 3 fish oil supplements be listed on the …

There are currently Epipen supplies and no shortages, manufacturer confirms In a recent story published by AJP, we reported on a pharmacist’s concern that they were still having trouble sourcing …

A new meta-analysis published in The Lancet has shown evidence that statins significantly reduce risk of major heart issues, irrespective of age In a meta-analysis of nearly 187,000 people who had …

Pharmacy groups back moves to make Viagra available over the counter, but AMA questions checklist approach to treatment Leading pharmacy groups have backed a proposal to allow pharmacists to supply …

Commencing pre-exposure prophylaxis can lead to a small rapid decline in kidney function, but this effect is reversible, according to Sydney researchers Fixed-dose combination tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and emtricitabine …

Can pharmacists transform prescribing through protocol change and prescriber education? A US study has looked at the role pharmacists can play in impacting prescribing habits for patients discharged from hospital …

Does pharmacy have a role in disaster health management? Australian researchers think so The role of pharmacists in health care management in a disaster situation has been traditionally low, but …

TGA issues safety reminder and advises of updates to infliximab product information Changes to the product information of Remicade (infliximab) have been flagged by the TGA in a recent newsletter, …

Detection of trace element impurity leads to a recall of Apotex’s Valsartan product range Apotex Pty Ltd, in consultation with the TGA, has issued a recalling of all batches and …

A study has found chemicals in personal care products could be potentially associated with earlier onset of puberty in girls A cohort study has looked into the potential impact that …

Which medication administration errors are most commonly implicated in deaths? A new large study investigates A retrospective study has looked at medication administration errors reported in acute care, analysing which …

Nearly half of people admitted for acute coronary syndrome do not receive intensive statin therapy within 12 months, mostly due to them not being prescribed, a study has found Sydney …