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There is currently no peer-reviewed, published scientific evidence to support a direct link between use of ibuprofen and more severe infection with COVID-19.
What infection control measures should pharmacists take to protect themselves, patients and staff against infectious diseases, such as COVID-19? Pharmacists are regularly at risk of exposure to infections, from the common cold to influenza to new and emerging infectious...
Air pollution is making us sick according to local and global research, including a study linking exposure to air pollution with subsequent acute cardiac events. The health impacts of bushfire smoke are mainly mediated by fine particulate matter, which affects...
Pharmacists are encouraged to get a travel history for patients presenting with flu-like symptoms, with five cases so far in Australia1 of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in China last month. In a letter to the PSA on Monday,...
Guidelines for stroke management have been updated. The time window for thrombolysis has been extended to 9 hours if brain imaging shows it will be of benefit, according to updates to the Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management.1 And, in...
Adapted by Ann Winkle MPS. Regulatory bodies are warning of the potential for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) as a serious complication of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor therapy, particularly in people who undergo surgical or medical procedures.1 Many patients presenting with SGLT2...
The manufactured chemical 2,4-Dinitrophenol has been used in herbicides, dyes, explosives and as a photographic developer. Also, highly effective in weight loss, its toxic effects are easily fatal. The effects of 2,4-Dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP), which can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed...
The balance between adequate pain relief and safety with opioids is now more achievable with the release of a handy new resource for patients on discharge from hospital. NPS MedicineWise produced the patient resource as part of a broader opioid...
Men who have sex with men and use the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention pill have lower anxiety, new Australian research has revealed. Those who take the pre-exposure prophylaxis medication (PrEP) against HIV infection have significantly lower levels of HIV-related anxiety,...
With increasing overdose deaths from both prescription opioids and heroin, naloxone nasal spray – now listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – is a life-saving and easy-to-use opioid reversal agent to stock in your pharmacy. And pharmacists this week have...