Drug manufacturer to launch commercial version of ‘natural painkiller’ Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)

A large U.S. pharmaceutical company is preparing to go to market with a mass-produced commercial version of a natural pain management supplement that compounding pharmacies in Australia have been providing to integrative doctors and their patients for many years – Palmitoylethanolamide, or PEA. In November the drug manufacturer, Gencor, announced it had recently completed a 

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New study shows aged garlic significantly reduces blood pressure

Not only does garlic keep the advances of unwanted admirers and vampires at bay, a new Australian study has found Kyolic aged garlic extract is also highly effective in controlling high blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. So many uses. The National Institute of Integrative Medicine,(NIIM), based in Melbourne, has just published the results 

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Take these early warning health tests and start the new year with peace of mind

The new year is here and no doubt you’ve made a resolution or two to start 2019 on the right foot. Improving health always tops the list of resolutions, whether it’s to lose weight, quit smoking, eat better or reduce stress. Is improving your health high on your list of priorities for 2019? So what’s 

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6 surprising ways to ward off the Christmas hangover

Christmas is almost upon us – a time of year when we all have waaaaay too much of all those things we know we shouldn’t. Sugar, refined carbs, things with scary sounding flavour enhancers, and of course, alcohol. And where there’s alcohol, there’s hangovers. Hangovers have been around as long as people have been fermenting 

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Demand for compounders set to rise as growing aging population seeks specialised health services

As the big chain-store discount pharmacies grab at greater market share, traditional community pharmacies are increasingly turning to customised services, such as compounded medication, to tap into new ‘seniors’ markets and professionally differentiate themselves from their ‘cheap and cheerful’ big chemist competitors. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding said in recent years he has seen 

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What is Pyroluria and can it be cured?

Sometimes known as Malvaria, Pyroluria is a curious term that describes potentially harmful levels of something called kryptopyrroles in the body. While it’s not a recognised medical condition, several studies suggest that a high percentage of people with a history of mental illness test positive for Pyroluria. In a paper published in Nature, International Journal 

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Queensland patients will suffer from Government decision to reject separate pharmacy council

A Gold Coast pharmacist is calling on the Queensland Government to re-consider their decision not to establish a state-based pharmacy council that would have the power to enforce on-premises health and safety standards and ensure pharmacies were compliant with current ownership rules. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding at Merrimac said Queensland was the only 

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