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People taking medicinal cannabis will need to be given advice about the potential long-term side-effects, an expert says. Dr Michael Farrell, director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, …

Children’s analgesics from Apohealth and the Terry White Chemists brand have been recalled. Apotex, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling two batches each of Apohealth children’s paracetamol for one …

It’s Naturopathy Medicine Week, and the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association is encouraging Australians to investigate naturopathy as preventative health. “Australians who regularly visit a well-trained Naturopath can prevent and turn …

NPS Medicinewise is getting ready for Be Medicinewise Week 2015 next week: and throughout the week, the campaign will focus on encouraging Australians to be medicinewise at all ages and …

With future Australians expected to live well into their 90s, Deakin University researchers have questioned if we really have our finger on the pulse of the health needs of this …

The High Court decision to disallow patenting of isolated genetic materials is a worry for the innovative medicines sector, says Medicines Australia. “It is essential that Australia maintains strong and …

Around 37,000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year largely through lifestyle change, according to a new study of cancer incidence and preventable causes in Australia. The study, funded …

Victorian pharmacists will play a pivotal role under proposals announced by the Victorian Government to make medicinal cannabis available to some patients under exceptional circumstances from 2017, says the PSA. …

Of all deaths in Australia in 2012, almost 50,000—or 34%— can be considered premature, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Premature deaths …

New research from the Australian Sports Commission shows that nearly all parents can see the health and social benefits of having their children involved in sport. The finding was revealed …

Why do we continue to use nurses in pharmacy wellness programs? wonders Karalyn Huxhagen One of the buzz words in health currently is wellness. We see GPs being tasked with …

Pharmacists’ roles are becoming more diversified the world over, a new report shows. The first international overview of the extent of the advanced and specialised roles that pharmacists are undertaking, …