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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.