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The language used to describe medications is confusing, with multiple names for the same drug. A change to prescribing rules from today should go a long way to addressing this issue.
COVID-19 has resulted in higher than normal levels of medicine shortages. Here’s what to do if your local pharmacy is out of stock.
Another use for your smartphone, this time to present to the pharmacists rather than a paper prescription.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
Drug shortages occur regularly in the US, even in the best of times. The pharmaceutical supply chain embodies ‘just in time’ shipping and has little built-in redundancy.
Pharmacies are essential services and will remain open, but some people will still have problems accessing medicines. Here’s what you can do.
There are cost-effective solutions to the problem of sub-standard drugs in Nigeria and other low-income countries.
Many people are taking glucosamine for their osteoarthritis. But do they really need to stop in light of new safety warnings?
Prominent GP and former MP Kerryn Phelps has weighed into the doctor-pharmacist turf war, saying pharmacists shouldn’t prescribe because of their financial interests. But the evidence says otherwise.
During bushfire season, managing medication as well as respiratory conditions should be part of any emergency plan.
For most medicines, it doesn’t matter when you take them. But others work best at particular times.
Clinical trials are used to establish that medicines work. But these don’t take into account the genetic differences between us that can mean very different outcomes for different patients.
National drug regulators use evidence from clinical trials to decide whether new cancer drugs will be approved for use. But these studies are often flawed.
Don’t mix your statins with grapefruit, or leafy green vegetables with warfarin.
The EU is asking Australia to extend drug company monopolies. This could mean Australians wait longer for access to cheaper, generic medicines.
Could issues like price manipulation and over-regulation be having an impact on the medicine supply chain?
The cost of a life-saving drug in Canada is rising by 3,000 per cent. A national pharmacare plan could bring order to this chaotic world of Canadian drug prices.
Before travelling, plan ahead in case you need to pack medicines for sleep, diarrhoea, malaria, pain or anxiety.
There’s a common, popular and well-studied method to ensure new technologies are safe and effective for public use – even if researchers don’t fully understand how they work.