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According to this QLD study, they’re doing quite well at delaying ‘wait and see’ prescriptions – but improvements can be made A number of strategies have been trialled in primary …

Mixed findings for benefits of tamper-resistant oxycodone The introduction of tamper-resistant oxycodone formulations in Australia in early 2014 has led to little change in the levels of population-level opioid use …

At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes just once will go on to become daily smokers, new research finds Researchers said that data obtained from the UK, US, Australia …

Moderate use of the popular NSAID has been found to impact hormonal balance in healthy men, potentially leading to reduced libido, infertility, depressed mood and fatigue In the first in-depth …

A new systematic review and meta-analysis has found no link between calcium or vitamin D supplements and a lowered risk of fractures in older adults living at home Practice guidelines …

Pharmacists are inextricably linked to medications and may have a role in helping those at risk of suicide, say pharmacy researchers A scoping review has found some evidence that pharmacists …

One in ten errors reported to PDL involve incidents in the pharmacy where a person receives medication intended for another Consequences include serious harm to the consumer and professional risk …

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 physicians from the University of …

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 survey of antimicrobial prescribing for …

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, except during pregnancy UK researchers …

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 cervical cancer and is expected …

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, is used for the treatment …