Clinical Services

Cost and disrupted routines threaten medication safety at Christmas

07 December, 2020

The Christmas holiday period can present as a particularly challenging time for medication adherence.

Research reveals gaps in adult pertussis vaccination

03 December, 2020

Older Australians may be missing out on protection against pertussis because GPs tend to focus on vaccinating those in close contact with young children.

Call out to Queenslanders for OCD clinical trial

02 December, 2020

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is calling for south-east Queenslanders diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder to join a clinical trial of a new brain stimulation treatment.

The most common and costly drugs of 2019–2020

02 December, 2020

Which prescription medicines are most commonly used in Australia? Which have the greatest cost to the Australian Government?

How long until the leading vaccines make it to market?

02 December, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Pfizer and BioNTech may face major hurdles in getting their vaccine to market, despite recently being touted as winners of the COVID-19 vaccine race.

Electric air ambulance unveiled

30 November, 2020

AMSL Aero and aeromedical organisation CareFlight have launched Vertiia — an efficient electric air ambulance built to tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.

Research reveals likely locations of next pandemic

27 November, 2020

An international team of human and animal health experts has identified areas at risk of harbouring the conditions that may lead to the next pandemic.

AstraZeneca vaccine candidate

26 November, 2020 by Nicholas Wood, University of Sydney for The Conversation

AstraZeneca's results signal more good vaccine news — but efficacy is only the beginning of the story.

Australian surgeons gain access to surgical wash to combat post-surgical infection

25 November, 2020

Next Science has announced the Australian launch of Bactisure — a surgical wash that combats post-surgical infections and helps to address antibiotic resistance.

SHPA Virtual Congress award winners announced

25 November, 2020

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has hosted a successful, celebratory and all-virtual 2020 SHPA Virtual Congress.

Monash superbug project to mobilise genomics, digital health and AI

23 November, 2020

The innovative project will integrate genomics, electronic healthcare data and AI technologies to address antimicrobial resistance in the healthcare system.

Interim results: Moderna vaccine candidate stable and effective

20 November, 2020

Interim analysis of Moderna's Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273 finds that the COVID-19 vaccine candidate has an efficacy of 94.5% and remains stable at -20°C for up to six months.

Tool helps manage pain in dementia residents

20 November, 2020

A tech partnership means that carers can now access a tool to help identify, monitor and reduce pain in dementia aged-care residents.

Drug-resistant UTIs: the canary in the coalmine

19 November, 2020

One of the world's most common infections will cost Australia more than $1 billion a year within the next decade if nothing is done to stop the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19 are at risk of blood clotting

17 November, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 may be at higher risk of blood clotting, especially those who become severely ill with the virus, says Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake of the Australian National University.

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