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The Department of Health is considering restrictions on doctor prescribing of antibiotic repeats The Federal health department has undertaken a review of listings for the top five antibiotics prescribed with …

Why is Australia facing shortages of drugs like Bactrim? The Health Minister has explained the problem on air Health Minister Greg Hunt has taken to the airwaves to discuss a …

Sandoz Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling two batches of Curam Duo 400/57 The affected batch numbers are JC5418 and JC5419, both with expiry date July 2021. The …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics to prevent infantile colic A Cochrane review has concluded that there is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective …

British MP regrets pharmacy funding cuts; new UK pharmacy minister; US pharmacy staff save a life UK: A Conservative MP has told Chemist+Druggist that he “deeply regrets” funding cuts to …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Penicillin allergy Penicillin allergy is commonly reported, but 9 out of 10 times, penicillin will be tolerated if administered. …

Shorter courses of antibiotics are nearly always as effective as longer ones for many common infections, Australian experts say Shorter durations of antibiotics can reduce adverse effects associated with their …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Triple therapy in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease A systematic review and meta-analysis of 21 trials shows use of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Overdiagnosis of Penicillin Allergy Leads to Costly, Inappropriate Treatment A growing body of evidence suggests that as few as 10% of …

There is growing concern over the level of antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals in the environment. Sheshtyn Paola investigates how this can lead to the spread of antimicrobial resistance In the …

Reflecting on four decades of antimicrobial stewardship in Australian healthcare settings This week, as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, healthcare practitioners celebrated 40 years of therapeutic guidelines for antibiotics …

Australians’ knowledge of antibiotic resistance is better but not enough, according to new research findings More Australians are becoming aware of antibiotic resistance and the serious threat it poses to …