If you think your medicine may be contributing to overheating, it’s very important you keep taking your medicine. Discuss your symptoms with your pharmacist or doctor.
Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
About half the population of people taking regular medicines don’t take them as prescribed. Here are some tips to help you remember.
Sometimes, it’s best to take your medicine sitting up. Other times, lying down is safer. Here’s what we know so far.
Each of these five drugs have brought some incredible benefits. But they’ve usually also come with a legacy of complications.
Changes in the latest federal budget will mostly affect people who need multiple medicines throughout the year, perhaps for chronic disease. But there are other ways to reduce drug costs.
Thinking carefully about people’s health during and after disaster is crucial to building disaster resilience. Ensuring access to medicines is a core part of that goal.
These new antivirals are another way of managing COVID-19. But they’re not a panacea, and could even makes things worse.
Here’s how to make the learning process fun and safe.
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.