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Cases of poisoning from essential oil exposure are frequent and increasing in Australia, new research reveals A study published this week shows there were 4,412 calls made to the NSW …

Here’s what you need to know While there are not many biosimilars available yet in Australia, several have been added to the ARTG and PBS this year. Biosimilar medicines are …

New research from Monash University links falls with medication initiation and dose changes Researchers from Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) have conducted a root cause analysis …

Longest observational study to date finds no association between statin use and decline in memory or cognition New research has found no association between statin use and memory change in …

It would be “fantastic” if more pharmacists were willing to provide opioid replacement therapy, says leading researcher Latest data estimates that 40.5 million people across the world were dependent on …

TGA releases list of Ranitidine products impacted by recall  Ranitidine tablets and oral liquids are now in short supply as a number of commonly-used brands have been recalled from pharmacies, …

A study across patients recruited from Australian community pharmacies has looked at the link between prescribed opioid dose and problematic behaviours Many people stay on opioids for years to treat …

A look back at some of the ‘health misadventures’ common in the earlier years of the 20th century, by Ralph Tapping  Health follies’ of the last century might otherwise be …

A BMJ review of e-cigarettes’ effects shows concerning results including higher rates of acute respiratory illness, acute injury to the small airways and immunosuppression Studies show e-cigarettes have measurable adverse …

Decision on PPI double dosing deferred by PBAC, but support given to antibiotic listing changes The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has deferred a decision on whether to allow twice …

A systematic review has identified areas of pharmacy-related research that were not conducted to the highest standard or where reporting is inadequate Improvements can be made to pharmacy research practice …

Restrictions on alprazolam prescribing have failed to curb usage, with sales of bigger packs on the increase  Measures introduced in 2017 to prevent potentially harmful usage of alprazolam have failed …