Published Articles

GPs warned off quetiapine for anxiety

The drug is poorly tolerated when compared with placebo, study finds.
18 February 2019

5 examples of when a shorter course of antibiotics is appropriate

Longer is not always better for these common illnesses.
04 February 2019

Most delirium patients on drugs that worsen the condition

Up to 73% are on medicines associated with delirium, according to one study.
31 January 2019

How often is penicillin allergy misdiagnosed?

Doctors can try skin prick testing and oral penicillin under observation to check.
21 January 2019

6 medication 'do not dos' for GPs from the PSA

6 medication 'do not dos' for GPs from the PSA.
13 December 2018

Are doctors overprescribing statins?

Study shows risks outweigh benefits for many taking the drugs for primary prevention.
11 December 2018

PPI co-therapy cuts risk of anticoagulant-related upper GI bleeds

Large US study also finds some NOACs increase risk of bleed more than others.
06 December 2018

Should patients be warned to declare medication to employers?

Man dismissed after random drug test revealed he had taken Nurofen Plus.
05 December 2018

Here are the top 10 drugs prescribed in Australia

Statins and antihypertensives top the list of most common scripts.
04 December 2018

Patients missing out on vital statins after acute coronary syndrome

Intensive lipid-lowering therapy could reduce their risk of another event, say researchers.
29 November 2018