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    New research shows that daily iron supplementation is beneficial to women of reproductive age, while researchers have found that aspirin has limited benefits in preventing colon cancer, and coffee…

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    The TGA has approved a new treatment for asthma and COPD, while a new laxative has been released in Australia, and GSK has launched its new Nicabate Oral Strips.

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    The European Medicines Agency has begun a review of testosterone-containing medicines, while new treatments for type 2 diabetes have become available on the PBS, and the TGA calls for comments on…

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    New research shows that many patients have poor attitudes towards antibiotics, while the flu vaccine is off Gen X's radar, and mothers-to-be are being warned against low-dose aspirin.

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    Warnings have been issued for olmasartan-containing products; the TGA advises caution in the use of codeine in children; and new PBS listings have been released in the latest medicines update.

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    In the latest medicines update, pharmacogenomic testing will be part of the services offered by Chemmart Pharmacy stores, while bowel cancer treatment, Vectibix (panitumumab), will be listed on the…

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    New medicines approved for listing on the PBS will be available from 1 April, and a new analgesic product combining paracetamol and ibuprofen has entered the Australian market.

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    The benefits of using glucosamine supplements to treat chronic knee pain are being questioned following new research, in the latest medicines update.

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    New evidence suggests the use of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate supplementation could significantly reduce join space narrowing in the knees, while a new inhaler is set to boost pharmacy’s role…

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    The latest medicines update includes, new guidelines for the management of asthma, and the PBS listing of a new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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    Reports that non-evidence-based products are being used in place of those with a proven record of efficacy are causing concerns in the latest Medicines update.

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    The US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has decided against recommending a label change for naproxen containing medicines, while Australian researchers have discovered a potentially…

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    The TGA has commenced a review of the safety of Protos following a decision by the European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee to recommend cessation of its use to treat…

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    The latest medicines update features news that a carer will present the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee with a petition signed by 10,000 Australians supporting the call for MS treatment,…

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    The efficacy of antibacterial soap is under question in the latest medicines update, alongside news that hepatic encephalopathy treatment, Xifaxan 500 has been listed on the PBS, while NPS…

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    The latest medicines update includes news evidence that exposure to high-risk drug classes worsens the hospitalisation risk of elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease, and a recommendation that…

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    In the latest medicines update, the TGA provides Q&As for pharmacists and consumers regarding the new rules for dispensing drugs containing dextropropoxyphene, Cancer Australia backs a study of the…

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    The latest Medicines Update includes new figures showing antidepressant use has almost doubled in Australia over the past decade and the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common…

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    The latest Medicines Update includes the PBS listing of the liver disease treatment Xifaxan, the PBS listing of a new drug to treat advanced melanoma and a new indication for Eylea.

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    The latest Medicines Update includes the PBS listing of Symbicort Rapihaler and two new diabetes drugs, and research suggesting multivitamin supplements, including those that contain selenium, can…

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