Australians divided over the cost of medicines

Aussies are happy with our healthcare system, but more than a third say medicines cost too much. New listings on the PBS aim to change those perceptions.


Can UV radiation help fight COVID?

UV does have potential to manage the spread of the virus, say scientists. Here’s how.


The power of gentle medicine

Has medicine been hijacked by the desire for profit? By big pharmaceutical companies? By studies and surveys that are too small to offer valuable information? Jacob Stegenga puts his case.


Are your medications killing you?

Too many older Australians are taking multiple medications that can result in falls, confusion, hospitalisation and even death, study finds.

Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

Digital prescription news

The chief medical adviser to the Australian Digital Health Agency Professor Meredith Makeham returns with some big news about digital prescriptions and other ways you can make MyHealthRecord work better for you and those who look after your health.


Warning on COVID-19 ‘miracle drug’

The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases releases findings of a clinical trial of the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir.

Aged Care

Medicine risk for older Australians

A new report from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia shows that medicine safety for older Australians is a game of Russian roulette and our most vulnerable are being put at risk every day.


Don’t set and forget your meds

Doctor warns that it’s critical to review any medicines regularly to see if changes are warranted.

Health News

The holy grail of pain relief?

Research this year should reveal if a new drug is in the making after researchers find fungus that mimics opioids.


‘Toxic’ herbal supplement recalled

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a recall for a product that claimed to treat “various complaints including mild bronchitis” but contained a product that could be toxic to humans.

Health news

Common drug can be lethal: study

The most common call to Australian poisons centres in the past 10 years related to an everyday pain reliever that most of us have taken without thinking twice – paracetamol.


Avoid buying meds online

Buying medications or medical implements online may seem like an easy and affordable option, but serious risks are involved.

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