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An updated version of the national asthma handbook has been released   The National Asthma Council Australia has updated the Australian Asthma Handbook to assist health professionals to provide appropriate management …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Adverse outcomes of proton pump inhibitors in patients with chronic kidney disease Long‐term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has been …

Karalyn Huxhagen explores the considerations and triggers for children with asthma who are returning to school or starting for the first time Going back to school or starting school for …

How could anyone have predicted that amazing night? asks Angelo Pricolo On 21 November 2016 Melbourne experienced the world’s largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event, which was unparalleled in size, severity and impact. Calls to …

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows increases in emergency department visits for respiratory problems and sales of asthma medication in regions affected by the …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Harms and benefits of sodium‑glucose co‑transporter 2 inhibitors Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are oral glucose-lowering drugs that increase the urinary excretion …

PDL has issued advice on salbutamol and changes to the S3 supply requirements PDL has spoken with many pharmacists impacted by the changes to S3 supply requirements for salbutamol inhalers …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes with Empagliflozin in Heart Failure The EMPEROR-Reduced Trial compared empagliflozin (10 mg once daily) or …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Atypical Femur Fracture Risk versus Fragility Fracture Prevention with Bisphosphonates In this large cohort study, the risk of atypical femur fracture …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news   Association Between Beliefs and Adherence to Inhaled Controller Medication Among Older Adults with Asthma In this questionnaire with older patients …

Proposal for combination asthma inhalers to be downscheduled to Pharmacist Only with Appendix M controls for ‘as needed’ use A request has been made for the TGA to downschedule budesonide-formoterol …

New edition of National Asthma Handbook is launched The National Asthma Council Australia has today (26 August) launched the latest edition of the Australian Asthma Handbook V2.1  – which outlines …