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NPS MedicineWise has used Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November) to call for a ‘cultural shift’ in the way antibiotics are used in Australia to combat the serious health issue of …

MSD today announced that its new antibiotic has been registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for the treatment of common and problematic gram-negative pathogens.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the deferral of a final decision on the possible rescheduling of codeine. PSA National President, Joe Demarte says that the extra time allowed …

With high per capita antibiotics usage, a new study has warned Australia is the “lucky country” and must remain vigilant if it is to maintain current levels of low antibiotic …

The deferment of a final decision on the upscheduling of codeine-containing OTCs is very good news, but stakeholders now need to get moving quickly on the proposed real-time monitoring system …

With antibiotic resistance becoming more common, treating common skin infections is becoming more difficult, according to NPS MedicineWise. Evidence suggests that skin and soft tissue are significant sources of MRSA …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has welcomed today’s decision to defer the proposed re-scheduling of medicines containing codeine until 2017, subject to further consideration. The delegate of the Secretary of …

Over-the-counter medicines containing codeine will remain OTC until at least 2017, the TGA has announced. A delegate of the Secretary to the Department of Health gave notice of the deferment …

Curtin University-led research has found that on any given day 22% of adults drink sugar-sweetened beverages and these soft drink drinkers are more likely to be men, younger adults, and …

Today, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia has announced a new position statement clarifying the use and interpretation of Vitamin B12 and Folate testing for diagnosing and monitoring deficiency. …

The PSA and the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand have announced a joint collaboration for exclusive access for New Zealand pharmacists to formal postgraduate education in leadership and management, tailored …

Researchers at a new national research centre based at The University of Queensland are working to redefine antibiotic use in a bid to overcome antibiotic resistance. The Centre will bring …