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New CAL D instruction for antibiotics

A new cautionary advisory label for antibiotics that will replace decades of advice to take the medicines ‘until all used’ or ‘until all taken’ will be released next year. 

A cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down

Immortalised in Australian slang, the analgesic phenacetin (used in Bex powder) is wrapped up in the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry and has...

COVID-19: Continued Dispensing extended to ensure supply of essential medicines

Emergency measures to allow continued access to essential medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) have been extended to at least 30 June this year.

PBS changes for prescription opioids

Changes to regulations on opioid supply in Australia came into effect this week, with new Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listings resulting in smaller quantities and restrictions around opioid prescribing for pain treatment.

Gout management: treat to target

Gout and hyperuricaemia are major health issues as they are associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, obesity and hypertension.

New migraine treatment approved

The TGA has approved a new preventative treatment for migraine, with a new medicine that targets the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor. Patients experiencing migraine will...