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TGA investigating the possible contamination of blood pressure medications A new warning has been issued by the TGA on the potential contamination of ‘sartan’ angiotensin receptor blockers. In a release …

Let your patients with asthma know about lower-price options if you want to improve compliance Pharmacists have an important role to play in improving medication adherence among patients with asthma, …

Experts say there is a need for more funding and collaboration to improve uptake and targeting of HMRs Home Medicines Review (HMR) use in Australia was found to be generally …

Pharmacists should be notified when and why a drug is being prescribed off-label says MP who has called for an inquiry into the practice A federal MP, whose daughter suffered …

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, …