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Despite previously warning its pharmacist members about an error with atropine eye drops, PDL says it continues to receive incident reports about the problem In its latest practice alert for …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Adverse health effects and harms related to marijuana use This overview review explores the harms associated with marijuana use. Harm was …

Marijuana use, IBS, dry eye disease, T2 diabetes… Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Adverse health effects and harms related to marijuana use This overview review explores …

It’s been a busy week in the pharmacy sector, with new information on drug trends, a number of health awareness days and another shot in the turf war There was …

Health professionals have been advised to exercise extreme caution if considering off-label prescribing and supply of atropine eye drops, following the death of an adult patient The TGA has advised …

PDL has warned pharmacists to pay careful attention when dispensing scripts for Atropine eye drops The organisation has received a number of incident reports featuring prescriptions for Atropine 0.01% eye …

Several patient stakeholder groups have made submissions to the Queensland pharmacy inquiry—and none support ownership deregulation Instead, there is significant support for the current ownership model, as well as an …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Patient considerations in the treatment of COPD: focus on the new combination inhaler fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol The pharmacological treatment for stable COPD …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Racial/ethnic variation and risk factors for allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions Analysis of US Medicaid data shows black, Asian …

A biodegradable implant to help with eye disease has been added to the PBS, for patients who are intolerant or resistant to systemic corticosteroids Ozurdex (dexamethasone 700µg) sustained-release intravitreal implant …

Ben Basger highlights eight key points about glaucoma Glaucoma can eventually lead to complete blindness. It can be present for a long time before one has symptoms, and about half …

Why eyesight is getting weaker due to modern lifestyle habits, and the role nutrition plays in maintaining good vision We usually focus on our heart, muscles and bone health but …