Cases of rotavirus on the rise

Australian health officials are reminding people to practice good personal hygiene after a spike in reported cases of the gastrointestinal bug, rotavirus, in New South Wales. 1300 cases of the highly-infectious rotavirus have been recorded in the state this year alone, representing a 5-year high. Health officials are currently investigating the reasons behind the dramatic 

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When do additives in medicine become a problem?

When a patient experiences an adverse reaction to their medication it can be a difficult task to pinpoint the cause.  What part might preservatives, binding agents and other additives (excipients) play? In an article published in the UK’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s publication, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Simon Wills from Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust outlines some 

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Are vitamins facing stricter regulation by the TGA?

Are vitamins facing stricter regulation by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), as reported in some media outlets? The answer, thankfully, is no. To most people outside the health sector, the idea of regulating vitamins, in the same way we do prescription medication, seems like another case of bureaucratic over-reach. So what’s behind the media reports? 

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What is Compounding Pharmacy: Meeting Patients’ Needs

How do Compounding pharmacists help patients? There is a whole host of opportunities for our pharmacists to assist you needs and some may include – Enhance patient compliance (taste, size, appearance, dosage forms) Provide medications not commercially manufactured Provide medications in short supply or not available Provide medications in different strengths if not available Provide 

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