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A University of Tasmania research project will seek to understand how codeine sales restrictions will affect codeine consumers and health professionals and are asking affected people to answer a questionnaire. …

At 11%, the proportion of Australian adults buying condoms in any given six-month period remains unchanged since 2011, with 59% of total purchasers being men and 41% being women, the …

The release of the final Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement text on 5 November has confirmed many of the concerns of health experts, says the PHAA. The controversial provisions for biologic …

The Guild has hit back at claims that pushback against the interim decision to reschedule codeine-containing OTCs to prescription only do not adequately take into account safety issues. Pain specialist …

Consumers are becoming increasingly discerning in their approach to complementary medicines, says a TWC pharmacist: and as a result, new higher strength, higher quality, targeted vitamins are finding favour in …

Vulnerable Australians will get free access to a quadrivalent flu vaccine in 2016 following a record number of reported cases this year. Minister for Health Sussan Ley says the Government …

Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd has received a citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency. WGEA Director, Libby Lyons, congratulated the 2015 citation …

Efforts to retain pain and cold/flu medications which contain codeine on the Pharmacist Only schedule are misguided, says a pain expert. “There’s a scare campaign going on, which really doesn’t …

A finding that cardio-respiratory fitness is more important than fat loss for people suffering so-called ‘Syndrome X’ has landed a Queensland researcher a New Investigator Award. Joyce Ramos, a PhD …

Medicines Australia has called on the Federal Government to make a patient’s medication records a mandatory inclusion in eHealth profiles to improve the safe use of medicines. The option has …

NPS MedicineWise has launched a new learning program and health professional resources on osteoporosis to assist in identification of patients at increased risk of osteoporosis, choosing and initiating therapy in …

More doses of insulin are missed when using sliding-scale insulin dosing to manage hospital patients’ blood glucose levels compared with basal–bolus dosing, according to a study published in the Journal …