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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 …

As a medicines expert, what are you doing to help stem the tide of antimicrobial resistance? World Antibiotic Awareness Week occurs annually in November, this year running from Monday 12 …

A UK health authority has asked health practitioners to be sceptical of claimed penicillin allergies Patients who incorrectly believe they are allergic to penicillin may be placing themselves at unnecessary …

A project to rediscover lost antibiotics and fight drug-resistant bugs has secured $3 million in Federal Government funding The funding through the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Program was announced …

A world-first study co-authored by a QUT researcher has highlighted the growing impact of non-prescription supply of antibiotics in community pharmacies It also shines a light on the urgent need …