Could you be allergic to the dyes used in your medication?

A recent article in the New York Times has shone the spotlight on a source of allergy that is commonly overlooked by allergy-sufferers, GPs and even allergy specialists – the artificial dyes used in some prescription medications. The article begins with the story of an American woman who was driven half-mad by constant itching that 

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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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Forgotten pain-killing drug could fill gap in the market left by codeine crackdown

With codeine products no longer available over the counter at Australian chemists from today (1 Feb 2018), the compounding pharmacy sector may have a gentler, non-addictive answer for sufferers of chronic pain. The alternative pain-killing medication has a name that’s enough to cause you some additional pain – Palmitoylethanolamide. In clinical trials, this curious old 

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Aging population driving demand for tailor-made medication

Australia’s health-savvy aging population is driving an increase in demand for personalised medication, with that demand expected to increase over the next 20 years, according to an expert in the field of compounded medication. Gold Coast-based chemist, Matthew Bellgrove, said he’s been tracking a noticeable increase in the number of over-60 patients coming to him 

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