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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. …

Scientists have designed a simple test that can detect sepsis from a single drop of blood Sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body’s extreme response to severe infection damages …

Pharmacists have been reminded that first-generation oral sedating antihistamines are not approved for use in kids under two Following a coronial hearing of a fatal case involving a 74-day-old infant …

One in four drugs with human targets has been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria in the gut, causing antibiotic-like side effects A research team from the European Molecular …

Pharmacy should think carefully before devolving its primary dispensing role, experts warn While the current trend is for pharmacy’s clinical role and responsibilities to expand, we should be careful before …

Australians experiencing pain for longer than three months to visit their GP, says the organisation, as it could be neuropathic pain Not-for-profit independent organisation NPS MedicineWise is encouraging Australians who …

The Immunisation Coalition is urging people aged over 65 to wait for the two new enhanced flu vaccines funded by the Government under the NIP Following a “horrific” flu season …

Short-acting asthma relievers have been linked to reduced fertility in women… but there’s good news for those who use long-acting preventers Women with asthma who use short-acting asthma relievers may …

Clinicians say they are cautious as demand for prescription cannabinoids outruns research on safety profile and effectiveness Doctors have written to the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on behalf of …

An Australian trial has found hospital pharmacists providing guidance to junior doctors led to significantly reduced prescribing errors Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne Medical School …

Vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria to stick to the cells that line the airway, say researchers A study based on experiments with cells, mice and humans has …

Under-reporting of codeine dependence is highly likely and interventions are needed, say Australian researchers in new systematic review A systematic review published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia …