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Digital pill tracks if patients have ingested their meds

20 November, 2017

The product is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, as well as for use as an add-on treatment for depression in adults.

Introducing REXULTI® (brexpiprazole): a new PBS-listed antipsychotic for schizophrenia

15 October, 2017

October 1st sees the PBS listing of REXULTI, a novel antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia.

PBS medicines in hospitals — Australia's quiet success story

10 October, 2017 by Kristin Michaels*

The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) medicines in hospitals program enables hospital access to PBS funding in some capacity in most states and territories. Adoption by NSW and the ACT would cement this landmark program.

Transforming skin cells into a diabetes cure

18 August, 2017

A cure to diabetes is one step closer, with scientists exploring insulin-secreting skin cells.

New date rape drug detection method

17 August, 2017

A urine test may offer more definitive evidence of GHB, supporting law enforcement.

Medical marijuana may not be safe for epilepsy

16 August, 2017

Researchers testing medical marijuana on epilepsy have found it can adversely interact with antiepileptic drugs.

A Day in the Life: Jason Seet, Infectious Diseases/Critical Care Pharmacist

14 August, 2017

A day in the life of Jason Seet, an Infectious Diseases/Critical Care Pharmacist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, WA.

Aspirin may greatly reduce risk of cancer

14 August, 2017

Many clinical trials are finding that aspirin can slow or prevent cancer.

Ketamine for depression: long-term use concerns

03 August, 2017

Ketamine is increasingly being used off-label to treat depression, but the long-term effects have not been examined.

Federal govt commits to real-time monitoring of prescriptions

03 August, 2017

$16m invested for the national rollout of real-time prescription monitoring to prevent misuse and loss of life.

Antibiotic use in Australian infants 150% higher than UK, other countries

28 July, 2017

Infants are being unncessarily treated with antibiotics for viral infections, increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance.

Vaccine holds hope for protection against gonorrhoea

13 July, 2017

The meningococcal group B vaccine appears to reduce one's chances of contracting gonorrhoea.

Some acid reflux drugs raise death risk 25%

11 July, 2017

It may be time to restrict the use of widely available proton pump inhibitors, researchers say.

Aussie GPs greatly overprescribing antibiotics for ARIs

11 July, 2017

Antibiotics for throat and lung infections are being prescribed at rates four to nine times higher than recommended, impacting antimicrobial resistance.

Global database matches patients to clinical trials

10 July, 2017

Patients could benefit from access to developing technology and increased speed to market of life-saving medications.

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