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colds and flu


PDL has issued a reminder of pharmacists’ obligations when supplying pseudoephedrine, citing recent cases where disciplinary action was taken In one case the pharmacist understood his obligations, but was found …

An Australian researcher has urged health professionals not to give decongestants to children under the age of 12 Not only do these treatments fail to alleviate cold symptoms but their …

Can herbal ingredients and formulas really help to shorten a cold? asks Carl Gibson Herbal cough, cold and flu products have often been developed with natural, scientific and traditionally-backed ingredients …

Consumers still need a fair bit of education around the common cold, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen Despite the coordinated efforts of antibiotic awareness campaigns, it feels like we …

There may be some evidence to support the much-debated phenomenon of “man flu,” suggests new research A Canadian academic investigated claims of man flu, meaning a cold or similar minor …

Johnson & Johnson Pacific has confirmed that it will discontinue its codeine-containing Codral formulation The current formulation containing low-dose codeine is being phased out, a spokesperson for the company told …

An overwhelming majority of pharmacists go to work while sick, an AJP poll has found Earlier this month, we reported on a US study which showed that pharmacists are the …

How sick do you have to be to take time off work? A recent US study suggests that pharmacists are the most likely of the health professionals to front up …

Pharmacists are the worst culprits when it comes to working while sick, new data suggests A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control showed that more than 40% …

American researchers trialed three interventions to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing… and two helped significantly Jason N. Doctor, of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, looked at how three behavioural …

The severity of this year’s flu season can’t be written off as just an increase in reporting, an expert says According to Department of Health and Ageing statistics, there have …

A Canadian study set out to find whether supplementing with high-dose vitamin D helped prevent children catching colds… and found it didn’t Previous studies have suggested that children may be …