220 medications discontinued in the past 18 months

Since the start of 2018, over 220 medications have been discontinued by the manufacturer and taken off the market for reasons other than safety, according to data compiled by the (TGA). In over half of the cases the impact to public health has been assessed as ‘medium’. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding said when 

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Queensland patients will suffer from Government decision to reject separate pharmacy council

A Gold Coast pharmacist is calling on the Queensland Government to re-consider their decision not to establish a state-based pharmacy council that would have the power to enforce on-premises health and safety standards and ensure pharmacies were compliant with current ownership rules. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding at Merrimac said Queensland was the only 

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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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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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Sleep quality and the case for melatonin

Increasingly sleep deprivation is being recognised by health professionals as having a significant impact on a person’s health. Matthew Walker, director at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science links sleep deprivation to a range of serious health issues¹ including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity, and poor mental health. He describes the implications of 

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