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With increasing changes to the way medicines are prescribed, and “alarming” levels of medicine-related harm, is there a need to update our drugs policy? Researchers have called for an update …

Monash Pharmacy PhD student Erica Tong has received a prestigious award from the MJA for her research paper on reducing medication errors in hospital discharge summaries Erica Tong has received …

The RACP has been criticised over its MJA article calling for caution with prescription cannabinoids A Sydney University academic has criticised an article published on behalf of the Royal Australasian …

Clinicians say they are cautious as demand for prescription cannabinoids outruns research on safety profile and effectiveness Doctors have written to the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on behalf of …

Under-reporting of codeine dependence is highly likely and interventions are needed, say Australian researchers in new systematic review A systematic review published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia …

The government’s agreement with the Guild has allowed reinvestment in the medicines sector, says Health Minister Greg Hunt Guaranteeing the MBS and the PBS is the first “pillar” of the …

Aussie GPs are prescribing between four and nine times as many antibiotics as they should be, according to MJA research Research led by Christopher Del Mar, Professor of Public Health at Bond …

Herbal preparations can be problematic for a variety of reasons – but what role should pharmacists play? Use of herbal medicines is increasing in Western countries despite the potential risks, …

Along with fellow Victorian doctors, the Greens’ leader has written a letter to the MJA praising MA’s code of conduct The letter says Medicines Australia’s October 2016 changes to its code …

Looking into the latest stats as well as stroke survivors who are slipping through the cracks How much do you know about stroke across the Australian population? Slipping through the …

While they present a cost-saving opportunity, safety data on biosimilars is still limited, warns IBD specialist There is an absence of data on adverse reactions or potential development of anti-drug …

Substandard and counterfeit medicines, and online pharmacies which aren’t legitimate, are a serious and growing problem, say experts. Australia needs to set up a “safe list” of online pharmacies in …