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As confirmed COVID-19 cases soar well past 3 million worldwide, the race is on to find treatments for patients as soon as possible.
Immortalised in Australian slang, the analgesic phenacetin (used in Bex powder) is wrapped up in the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry and has shaped our attitude to the use of over-the-counter analgesics. Acetophenitidine (sold as phenacetin) was developed by...
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.
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.
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 soon have a new preventative medicine available that targets the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor....
Scenario A 70-year-old male patient is being discharged from hospital today and you note that swallowing difficulties are detailed in his case history. The dispensing pharmacist has dispensed the patient’s discharge medications and has labelled simvastatin with cautionary advisory label...
Interventions initiated at the hospital-community interface may be the best way to influence multiple medicine adherence in older adults, a new Cochrane review has found. 
At a time when it is vital to identify and treat individuals infected with the COVID-19 virus, it is also important to recognise and manage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
For people with food allergies, medicines meant to benefit health can in fact present a risk due to food products used as inactive (excipient) ingredients.
One in six Australian pharmacists are pro-life and oppose elective termination of pregnancy. But this does not diminish their responsibilities to patients. Marie enters your pharmacy and hands you a prescription for MS-2 Step. You can see that she has...