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HPV vaccine protects against cervical precancer in female adolescents and does not increase the risk of serious adverse effects. This is the finding of Cochrane reviewers who have undertaken the largest review of the HPV vaccine to date. The review included...
Up to 42% of an active drug can be lost through common crushing activities, a study comparing devices and methods has found. Via a validated UV method, researchers from University of Queensland used a white, round and scored immediate release...
A seven-year international study has found aspirin is not beneficial in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease for those aged over 70. The ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) trial found that daily low-dose aspirin (100mg) did not...
As awareness of transgender people grows, so does the need for healthcare professionals to be educated in the area of transgender health. A recent article in Australian Prescriber draws on ‘decades of experience’ to give practitioners fresh insight into...
A recent study of coronial inquest findings revealed medicines relating to mental health conditions (antidepressants, antipsychotics) were most commonly implicated in non-opioid and non-benzodiazepine accidental drug-related deaths, with increasing prevalence over the 5-year study period.1 Although pharmacists were not implicated...
Status epilepticus is a medical emergency. It is commonly defined as 30 minutes of continuous seizure activity, or repeated seizures without full recovery of consciousness between attacks. However, as epilepsy seizures generally only last several minutes, the general consensus...
A study has found a pharmacy-driven protocol using nasal swabs to assess methicillin‑resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pneumonia cases holds promise for reducing unnecessary use of vancomycin, recommended when there is a high risk of MRSA infection. Researchers at a...
The health benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and baby are significant, which is why breast milk is considered the best form of nutrition for babies. Learning objectives   After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe...
As the fatal consequences of prescription overdoses have climbed in Australia, a recently published  study from Monash University identified key factors that could indicate a predisposition to persistent opioid use in patients without cancer.   The population-based study examined a...
Parkinson’s disease is in the limelight this month, with World Parkinson’s Day on 11 April inspiring a series of events around the world to raise awareness and funds for the debilitating disease. With the prevalence amongst Australians set...