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Skin cancer prevention is the best (and cheapest) medicine

06 July, 2017

Skin cancer treatment costs 30 times more than prevention.

Digital version of Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook 7th Edition now available

23 June, 2017

The Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH) 7th Edition is now available, updated and digital, for healthcare professionals administering injectable drugs to patients.

Automated pharmacy means more time for patient care

28 April, 2017

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.

Thunderstorm asthma and the role of the hospital pharmacist

18 April, 2017 by Kristin Michaels*

On the evening of 21 November 2016, after a wild and windy thunderstorm, the city of Melbourne was plunged into a 'thunderstorm asthma' epidemic.

Australia's domestic supply of medicinal cannabis begins

10 March, 2017

Domestic commercial farming licences for medicinal cannabis will mean faster access to the drug by qualified doctors for their patients.

A better drug deal for Australians

08 March, 2017

'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.

How fake drugs end up in our public health system (and how to spot them)

01 March, 2017 by Bruce Baer Arnold, University of Canberra

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.

Codeine will be script-only from 2018

21 December, 2016

"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.

Cadexomer Iodine and Biofilms

19 September, 2016 by AHHB

Anyone managing a chronic wound will know that some wounds take longer to heal than expected, and one reason for this may be the presence of biofilm bacteria, which prolongs the inflammatory response and thus prolongs healing.1 Biofilms present several practical problems: they are not visible to the naked eye, swab results are unhelpful, and because the bacteria are protected by an extracellular matrix antibiotics and antiseptics are generally unhelpful in removing them.

Feeding Vs. Eating

06 July, 2016 by ahhb

Work Stress? 3 Ways to Beat Common Traps

20 February, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Hunched over, hardly moving for hours on end, hitting the same buttons again and again in the hope of a future reward … sound familiar? It does to Selena Bartlett, from the Queensland University of Technology.

Could thalidomide have a future?

11 December, 2015 by Corin Kelly

The drug thalidomide has a notorious past. It was used between 1957-62 as a sedative and to treat morning sickness in early pregnancy but a serious side effect resulted in over 10,000 children born with severe birth defects.

Nov 16-22 Antibiotics: handle with care

17 November, 2015 by Corin Kelly

Antibiotics must be used at the right time, in the right dose, for the right length of time, and for the right reason. These are among the important messages in Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015.

Infection Control is in the hands of our patients

23 September, 2015 by Ryan Mccann

For the Spring 2015 issue of Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin we have discovered an industry-wide leaning towards involving patients in their own care, from infection control, hospital design, meal planning and through the monitoring of their own health via smart technology and wearables.

Gene Therapy Success for Cystic Fibrosis Lung Function

03 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Research from the UK has shown the improvement of lung function of Cystic Fibrosis patients through the use of gene therapy in a two year trial, according to The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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