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Restrictions imposed on bulk paracetamol sales, but naproxen stays S2 Regulators have chosen to impose restrictions on the open selling of bulk packs of paracetamol. Transcripts from the March meeting …

Pharmacists will need to order an alternative product, says TGA Pharmacies will need to organise a Clomid alternative due to a shortage of clomifene (clomiphene) 50mg tablets, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) …

Pharmacists told to order minimum stock quantities to avoid further shortages The TGA is advising consumers and health professionals that there is a shortage of metformin extended release tablets. The …

Eye ointment supply crisis ends Supply of Zovirax Ophthalmic ointment is set to resume, the TGA has said in a new alert. Unused stock of Zovirax was recalled in October 2014 …

Cough and cold medicine ingredient linked to allergy and skin reaction risk The TGA has warned that medicines containing bromhexine have been linked to a small risk of severe allergic …

Patient safety may be at risk with reports that Anginine and Lycinate tablets are taking longer to dissolve than expected. The TGA has today issued an alert warning it was investigating …

A Pharmacy Guild complaint against an advertisement by an online buying group has been upheld by regulators. The TGAs Complaints Resolution Panel has found that international buying group Groupon was …

Manufacturing issues lead to shortage of popular impetigo remedy The TGA is advising health professionals and consumers that there is a shortage of Bactroban (mupirocin) 20 mg/g ointment tubes. Bactroban …

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling three batches of Children’s Panadol due to possible contamination, the TGA has confirmed. The recall involves two batches of Children’s Panadol 5-12 Suspension Strawberry (200mL) and one …

The TGA is updating the names of several medicine ingredients to align with names used globally, it reports in today’s Medicines Safety Update. Some medicine ingredient names in Australia have …

Pharmacists reminded to get their vax service ads right Pharmacies are being reminded that they may only advertise a ‘vaccination service’ to the public and not the actual vaccines themselves. …

A review into the safety and efficacy of OTC codeine-containing medicines reports mixed findings The Australian review concluded that the drugs do provide significant pain relief but with little evidence of …