$16m invested for the national rollout of real-time prescription monitoring to prevent misuse and loss of life.
Ketamine is increasingly being used off-label to treat depression, but the long-term effects have not been examined.
Infants are being unncessarily treated with antibiotics for viral infections, increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance.
The meningococcal group B vaccine appears to reduce one's chances of contracting gonorrhoea.
Antibiotics for throat and lung infections are being prescribed at rates four to nine times higher than recommended, impacting antimicrobial resistance.
It may be time to restrict the use of widely available proton pump inhibitors, researchers say.
Patients could benefit from access to developing technology and increased speed to market of life-saving medications.
Skin cancer treatment costs 30 times more than prevention.
The Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH) 7th Edition is now available, updated and digital, for healthcare professionals administering injectable drugs to patients.
At the heart of this automated pharmacy system are drug dispensary robots that can precisely scan, move and store more than $200,000 worth of medicines each day.
On the evening of 21 November 2016, after a wild and windy thunderstorm, the city of Melbourne was plunged into a 'thunderstorm asthma' epidemic.
Domestic commercial farming licences for medicinal cannabis will mean faster access to the drug by qualified doctors for their patients.
'Cutting a better drug deal', a report released by the Grattan Institute, shows Australians are paying up to five times the price for a group of seven commonly prescribed drugs.
We do not have a strong sense of how many counterfeit drugs are in the public health system and if you are relying on medication to support your health, you want it to work.
"It's important that people realise that the decision's been taken based on safety predominantly and based on the risk of abuse," Dr Tim Greenaway said.