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migraine


A new report into migraine has found that GPs are still prescribing a lot of codeine, with more than half of sufferers obtaining the medicine to treat their condition The …

Migraine costs sufferers and their families more than $2.2 billion of health systems costs every year A new report has estimated, for the first time, the economic burden caused by …

What do you know about medication overuse headache? Ben Basger delves into the issue This is headache in people who overuse analgesia, where the analgesia leads to the paradoxical effect of …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Onabotulinum toxin A in the treatment of chronic migraine: patient selection and special considerations Onabotulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) is …

Australians have expressed anger and confusion about codeine on NPS MedicineWise’ Facebook page The cascade of comments came after NPS posted alerting consumers to the upcoming codeine schedule change. NPS …

Karalyn Huxhagen explains why headache needs to be taken seriously The variance of headache that presents to pharmacy results in a variance of cure and ideas for preventions. There are …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Gabapentin and Pregabalin for pain — is increased prescribing a cause for concern? This article discusses concerns about prescribing of gabapentinoids …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest research news Is pyridoxine effective and safe for post-partum lactation inhibition? A systematic review of 7 randomised controlled trials has shown inconsistent …

A woman died after taking a cocktail of drugs prescribed by her doctor boyfriend Coroner Simon Cooper found that Pamela Diane McCall died in February 2013 from an overdose of …

Pharmacists “defensive and antagonistic” about gatekeeping codeine, says chronic pain sufferer Chronic pain sufferer Jackie has been sent home after surgery without pain relief, threatened with police removal and had …

Weekly Dose: triptans, drugs that relieve migraine but only if taken at the right time Michael Vagg, Barwon Health Triptans are a group of drugs targeted at alleviating symptoms of …

Migraine should be considered an important risk marker for cardiovascular disease, say experts. Women diagnosed with migraines have a slightly increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks …