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Why kids younger than 12 don’t need OTC cough and cold remedies Edward Bell, Drake University The common cold season is here, and if you have children, you will likely …

The flu viruses to be included in the 2017 Australian vaccine have now been announced. The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee with the TGA in Canberra to recommend influenza viruses to …

A few days ago, prominent GP and pharmacy critic Dr Edwin Kruys again took issue with pharmacy vaccination. In his Doctor’s Bag blog, he wrote that the claims from the …

Headlines can cast undeserved shade onto pharmacy, writes Jarrod McMaugh—and the issue of kids and cough medicine is a good example The Royal Children’s Hospital recently released an editorial document …

The ABC’s The Checkout has again taken aim at pharmacy in a piece examining cold and flu remedies which one pharmacist says is timely, given scrutiny on the profession from …

Health Check: does green mucus mean you’re infectious and need antibiotics? John Turnidge, University of Adelaide When you have a cold or other respiratory illness, you might see a range …

With pharmacist influenza vaccination here to stay, pharmacy’s role in battling flu is only going to grow. In April 2016, pharmacist vaccinations became available in Queensland permanently, and less than …

A new quadrivalent vaccine will replace Fluvax, Sequiris’ trivalent vaccine for the 2017 flu season. “It is generally accepted that QIV is becoming the preferred seasonal vaccine, as was the …

It’s become a common-sense policy suggested by health stakeholders the world over: stay home when you’re sick, to avoid spreading infection. But during an epidemic of infectious diseases such as …

Debbie Rigby’s roundup of the latest news in the research world Zinc acetate lozenges for treating the common cold A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials has concluded that zinc acetate …

Discount Drug Stores has raised over $22,000 with its flu vaccination health clinics and fundraising ventures for charity partner FreeToBe to help contribute to the vaccination, medical care, protection and …

The overwhelming sea of over-the-counter cold and flu treatments will have many customers turning to their pharmacist for advice, writes Leanne Philpott If we’re honest I think all of us …