Stocks of a popular pain medication run dry in Australian pharmacies

Stocks of a widely prescribed codeine-containing pain medication, Panamax Co, are running low across the country with many pharmacies reporting that they can no longer fill their customer’s scripts. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding said that according to the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) new supplies of the drug were not expected to arrive in 

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Commonwealth Games athletes and spectators warned about the potential of cold and flu outbreak

With reports coming in that several people at the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village are receiving medical treatment for the flu, local Gold Coast pharmacist, Matthew Bellgrove is urging all Games punters, both spectators and athletes alike, not to be complacent when it comes to infection prevention. Matthew Bellgrove, Head Pharmacist at National Custom Compounding at 

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Expert warns kids may be exposed to harmful levels of additives in ‘off-label’ medication

Children may be exposed to harmful levels of preservatives and additives used in some medications due to ‘off label’ prescription of adult formulations, warns a Queensland-based pharmacist. Specialist Compounding Pharmacist, Matthew Bellgrove said he wanted to increase awareness of the risks amongst Australia’s medical community after a number of papers on the issue were published 

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Easter Hours 2018 & Commonwealth Games

Easter Opening Hours Dear Valued Customer, Easter is just around the corner as well as The Commonwealth Games (for the Gold Coast & Queensland). EASTER OPENING HOURS Thursday, 29th March 2018 – 8am to 6pm Good Friday, 30th March 2018 – CLOSED Easter Saturday, 31st March 2018 – OPENED, for collection 8.00am to 12.30pm (through adjacent Amcal) Easter Sunday, 1st April 2018 – CLOSED Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018 – CLOSED Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 – 8am to 6pm   Commonwealth Games 

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Why you should only use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy on your doctor’s advice

If you’ve ever googled ‘bioidentical hormone replacement therapy’ you will have seen your search engine fill with ads from overseas websites selling cheap ‘natural estrogen’ and similar products. These websites are tempting with their low prices and to-your-door delivery, and if it’s ‘natural’ it couldn’t possibly harm you, right? Wrong. Any kind of hormone replacement 

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Australia running short on Premarin estrogen tablets

Premarin conjugate estrogens tablets, an important medication in the treatment of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and vaginal atrophy associated with menopause, have just been added to Australia’s unavailable medications list. I take Premarin – what does this mean for me? This means that if you have a script for Premarin, your regular pharmacist may not 

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