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Study reveals disproportionately high rates of oxycodone prescribing in a rural area  New Australian research has revealed concerning levels of oxycodone in western Victoria, with experts calling for investigation on …

Pregnant women should always check with a healthcare professional before taking any medicine, says ASMI The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) has reminded consumers that pregnant women should always check …

Health researchers have looked into the evidence, finding that use of some supplements during pregnancy may be unnecessary and not completely without harm Health researchers from the University of Adelaide …

We lack clinical knowledge and experience when advising pregnant women on medicine use, pharmacists believe Pharmacists require more training in the provision of medication safety advice to pregnant women, Australian …

A practitioner has been found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing S8 drug ketamine to treat depression – though it is not approved for use in this context The Health …

An antiepileptic add-on treatment that has been shown to be effective without the need to titrate for tolerability is now available on the PBS Briviact (brivaracetam) is an add-on therapy …

Are pharmacists too overworked and underpaid to prescribe? What would pharmacist prescribing even look like? Dr Shane Jackson and Professor Lisa Nissen answer your questions Following PSA national president Dr …

New observational research may provide further impetus for expectant mums to limit caffeine intake In a prospective cohort study of 50,943 mothers and their children recruited from 2002 to 2008, …

New proposal put forward for Pharmacist-Only sildenafil category The TGA’s Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling is set to again review the possibility of creating an S3 category for sildenafil (Viagra). There …

A new therapy has approved by the TGA for treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis Tremfya (guselkumab) is the first biologic approved in Australia that selectively blocks …

Newer, less sedating forms can be safely taken long term with no loss of efficacy, according to latest evidence In a new article for Australian Prescriber, immunology experts have concluded …

Nine new blockbuster drugs headed our way soon: report A series of new ‘blockbuster’ drugs are expected to hit Australian shores in the next 12-24 months, a new report claims. …