Forget detox – try the Pre-Christmas Prep!

We’re all familiar with the after-Christmas detox – that peculiar practice of making amends for all the rich foods, alcoholic lovelies and sugary confections we indulged in over the silly season. Even if you don’t have a personal acquaintance with the post-binge flush-out, you’ve at least heard of it, usually in January, from gloomy-faced friends 

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Are you getting what you pay for?

We’ve all done it – brought home a ‘bargain’ buy from the $2 shop only to find it breaks first time we use it or it doesn’t work at all. These things we chalk up to experience with the old saying, ‘You get what you pay for’, ringing in our ears. Getting a dud deal 

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Top 5 ways Bentonite is good for your health

Bentonite is a specific type of clay most commonly formed when layers of volcanic ash settle on wet or moist areas. It is sometimes referred to as montmorillonite and can be found, in variations, on most of the world’s continents. We know that two and a half thousand years ago, medicinal clays such as Bentonite 

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Hope for sufferers of Hypersensitive Gag Reflex

For most people, taking their medication presents no more trouble than popping down to their local chemist to have their prescription filled. However for people suffering from hypersensitive gag reflex, being prescribed a course of medication introduces another challenge above and beyond the illness itself. Hypersensitive gag reflex describes a condition where the soft tissues 

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Arthritis sufferers cautioned on using ibuprofen

  Health professionals in Australia are taking notice of a recent European study¹ which has demonstrated a link between ibuprofen and an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in patients suffering arthritis. The study, released in August of this year by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), found that patients receiving ibuprofen 

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Can you rely on a compounding pharmacy?

It comes as a surprise to some that compounding pharmacy is one of the most highly regulated industry sectors in the country. All compounding chemists in Australia are directed by the Pharmacy Board of Australia to follow guidelines set out in in the ‘Extemporaneous dispensing’ section of the current edition of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary 

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Customising medication for better pain management

Health professionals in Australia are taking notice of a recent European study¹ which has demonstrated a link between ibuprofen and an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in patients suffering arthritis. The study, released in August of this year by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), found that patients receiving ibuprofen had 

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Potential drug shortages in the wake of Hurricane Maria

The recent hurricane in Puerto Rico wreaked havoc in the U.S. territory, killing 45 people, flattening thousands of buildings and devastating the Caribbean island’s economy. However many people aren’t aware that Hurricane Maria has also ravaged Puerto Rico’s little-known, but highly-significant pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, described as “one of the biggest in the world”. According to 

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