Thyme to give nail fungus the flick

If you’ve ever had a toe nail or finger nail fungus infection you’ll know how frustratingly hard it can be to get rid of. There are numerous medicinal ointments on the market however anecdotal evidence would suggest, while offering some degree of control, they don’t cure the infection entirely. Just when you think you’re on 

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Is snail secretion the new miracle skin cream?

Our eyes rolled when we first heard about snail secretion being touted as the latest skin care miracle-cream – what will the beauty industry come up with next, we wondered. However when you delve into the research, the proponents of snail secretion might actually be on to something. The story goes that snail farmers in 

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Sports injury pain relieved by capscaisin from chilli

If you’ve ever bitten into a big juicy cayenne chilli and given it a good chew you will be intimately familiar with the concept of true pain. Your eyeballs will turn to molten lava, and you’ll gasp for air as a thousand fire ants wielding flame throwers torch the inside of your head. At least 

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Christmas 2017 – Hours & Ordering

We would like to wish all of our Customers and Pharmacy Partners a very Merry Christmas.  Posted Items As you can all imagine, the lead up to the silly season is a busy period. We will endeavour to keep to our 24-48 hour turn around as much as possible, but please be patient if it 

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Estradot now only available from compounding chemists in Australia

Estradot, a popular hormone replacement therapy (HRT) patch, relied on by many women to ease the symptoms of menopause, is no longer available in Australia in its commercial form. The patch can now only be sourced through National Custom Compounding and a small number of compounding pharmacies throughout the country. National Custom Compounding has supplies 

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Natural mood-balancing medication may offer alternative to common antidepressants

Natural mood-balancing medication such as 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-Tryptophan) may experience a rise in popularity with new research¹ casting doubt on the appropriateness of some common antidepressants. Scientists conducting a recent study found that all antidepressants (with the exception of nortriptyline), produced a greater number of adverse events compared with placebo. The research, published in Frontiers in 

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FDA throws support behind compounding pharmacies in response to potential drug shortages

In a move that will have ramifications in Australia and around the world, the U.S. government’s Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing changes which may significantly reduce the number and duration of pharmaceutical drug shortages. Matthew Bellgrove, Director of National Custom Compounding on the Gold Coast welcomed the changes, which will remove some of the 

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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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