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colds and flu


In its submission to the supplementary consultation on the scheduling of OTC codeine medicines, ASMI supported regulatory options that reduce the risk of codeine misuse, while retaining pharmacy access for …

Appropriately trained pharmacists should eventually provide the full range of vaccinations across Australia, says a leading pharmacy vaccination expert. WA community pharmacist and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia Vaccination Committee …

British GPs have labelled the UK’s pharmacy flu services as having a “chaotic” setup, reports Chemist+Druggist. The UK pharmacy magazine spoke to Royal College of General Practitioners president Maureen Baker …

New figures released today by NPS MedicineWise show that while fewer people are now asking for antibiotics when they have a cold or flu, many still mistakenly believe that antibiotics …

GSK Australia is partnering with the Australian Government to provide a quadrivalent influenza vaccine for the National Immunisation Program for the 2016 season. Fluarix® Tetra is a four-strain flu vaccine …

The interim decision to upschedule codeine-containing cold and flu medicines to Schedule 4 does not make public health or economic sense, the Australian Self Medication Industry says. It says new …

SBS Australia’s chief football analyst, Craig ‘Fozz’ Foster, has joined the fight against antibiotic resistance by rounding up the best sneeze action this cold and flu season. Providing expert opinion and …

British GPs have hit out at England’s national pharmacy flu vaccination service, which they say will confuse patients and make more work for GPs. The UK’s Pharmaceutical Services Negotiation Committee …

Presentations with respiratory tract infections may offer pharmacists an opportunity to educate patients about their antibiotic use, writes Ben Basger We know that the vast majority of antibiotics are prescribed …

University of Sydney researchers says they have identified a huge gap in knowledge about animal diseases which could spread to humans. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Many Australians are doing a double take this week as they walk past ‘sneezing billboards’ designed to help Australians understand colds and flu can be managed without antibiotics. The sneezing …

New figures that show Australia is experiencing a particularly bad flu season – with cases up by over 50% in 2015 compared to the same time last year – have …