NCC BLOG

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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Power Outage 21/12 & 22/12 – Gold Coast

Dear Patients & Customers Due to a severe storm on the (21/12)  in the afternoon, the Gold Coast & Merrimac is without power. This means that our Amcal & Compounding Pharmacies are without power. We are still open until 12.30pm on Saturday (22/12) but have limited access to the computers. The phone system is also unavailable 

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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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Christmas 2018: Ordering cut-off

We would like to wish all of our Patients, Doctors and Partner Pharmacies a very Merry Christmas! Ordering & Postage As you can all imagine, the lead up to the silly season is a busy period. We will endeavor to keep to our 24 hour turn around as much as possible, but please be patient if 

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Christmas 2018: Opening Hours

We would like to wish all of our Patients, Doctors and Partner Pharmacies a very Merry Christmas! Opening Hours Friday 21st December –  8.00am to 6.00pm Saturday 22nd December – 8.00am to 12.30pm (collections via Amcal) Sunday 23rd December – Closed Monday 24th December – 8.00am to 6.00pm Tuesday 25th December – Closed / Christmas Day 

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