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With ambiguous messages surrounding nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy, Aussie experts have tried to pin down the best advice Smoking cessation experts and public health …

New hospital survey reveals 60% of antibiotics given to patients after surgery were prescribed inappropriately The Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (SNAPS) is an annual …

Worried about the level of your caffeine intake? Well, new research has indicated that 3-4 cups per day may be doing more good than harm, …

New cervical screening test, which replaces the old Pap test, begins 1 December 2017 The new test is a more accurate way of screening for …

The TGA has updated its safety advice for ibrutinib after reviewing latest research on the medicine’s risks and effects Ibrutinib, marketed in Australia as Imbruvica, …

Recent codeine survey reveals more consumers approve than disapprove of the upschedule – a shift from earlier surveys An online survey of 1,028 randomly selected Australian …

A roundup of research from the recent SHPA Medicines Management 2017 conference, including evidence of poor discharge prescribing of opioids    Guidelines are being developed …

Study reveals widespread support for including the indication on scripts and medication labels, but concerns have been raised over workload and privacy Adding the indication …

How many people fall into addiction after getting a script from their doctor, and what role does the ED play? University of Sydney pharmacist researcher …

TGA approves registration of nasal spray which it says could boost uptake of influenza vaccine While AstraZeneca’s FluMist Quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine nasal spray applicator …

The manufacturer of testosterone replacement therapy Testogel says it will work with health professionals to fill the void left by the withdrawal of competitor product, …

More consideration needs to be given to a patient’s body composition when medicine doses are being calculated, experts believe  Estimating the optimal dose for obese …