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Opposition for Qld trial to treat UTIs with antibiotics

11 July, 2019

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has spoken out about a Queensland Government trial to relax the dispensing of an antibiotic to treat urinary tract infections.

Drug boosts growth in young patients with dwarfism

18 June, 2019

A groundbreaking drug, developed in Melbourne, has had positive results in children with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism.

Love it or lose it

15 May, 2019 by Kristin Michaels*

Lessons from a complicated history of hospital PBS funding.

Statins ineffective for 50% of high cholesterol patients

17 April, 2019

A new study has found that half of patients on statins have still not achieved healthy cholesterol within two years, suggesting a need for personalised care.

When hospitals lead to harm: opioid year of action

11 March, 2019 by Kristin Michaels*

With 70% of hospitals often supplying postoperative opioid prescriptions 'just in case', hospital pharmacies are in a position to take action.

New opioid prescription guide addresses growing addiction

08 February, 2019

Double the number of Australians are dying from opioid addiction than heroin. A new opioid prescription guide for medical practitioners seeks to address this.

Keep EpiPens out of hot cars

18 January, 2019

Patients should avoid leaving their EpiPens in hot cars in the summer as it decreases their potency, puttng patients at risk.

Neonatal vitamin D deficiency link to schizophrenia

07 December, 2018

Babies born with a vitamin D deficiency are at a 44% higher risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia later in life, highlighting neonatal care opportunities.

Personal care products linked to early puberty in girls

06 December, 2018

A new study has found that common grooming and household products could be behind the increasingly early onset of puberty in girls.

HLP Controls B10 Temperature WiFi Data Logger

01 December, 2018

The model B10 Temperature WiFi Data Logger monitors temperatures of vaccine, blood and food fridges easily and wirelessly.

Young man dies from inhaling deodorant

16 November, 2018

Deodorant contains substances that can be used for inhalant abuse, and is a risk for the vulnerable.

Medicine shortages addressed in law

13 November, 2018 by Kristin Michaels*

The SHPA, together with other industry groups and the government, has worked to develop a new protocol, coming into effect on 1 January 2019.

Automatic temperature monitoring in hospitals

31 October, 2018

Temperature monitoring for vaccines, blood products and food in hospitals and medical centres is vital.

A new way forward reducing opioid harm

22 October, 2018 by Kristin Michaels*

Data, discussion and cooperation are the way forward as health professionals work to leverage promising initiatives.

MATOS ARIA Refrigerator Range

01 October, 2018

The MATOS ARIA range of medical and vaccination refrigerators features the latest technology in controllers and compressors for accurate temperature stability.

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