medicines

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Safe holiday travel for seniors

Safe holiday travel for seniors

Safe holiday travel for seniors

A pharmacist shares his top tips and gadgets to ensure safe travel with medications.

The pills that are killing you

The pills that are killing you

The pills that are killing you

Two reports identify opioid abuse and antibiotic misuse as critical threats.

Don’t carry these common medicines

Don’t carry these common medicines

Don’t carry these common medicines

Carrying common over-the-counter medicines could land you in jail overseas.

Medicines set to become cheaper

Some prescription drugs will become less expensive

Medicines set to become cheaper

Is your medication on the new list of less expensive prescription drugs?

Common medicine doing you harm

Low-dose aspirin medicine doing older Australians harm

Common medicine doing you harm

Many older people taking low-dose aspirin may be doing themselves harm.

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Over three quarters of overdose deaths last year involved pharmaceutical opioids.

Cost of codeine and chronic pain

Cost of codeine has shot up since becoming prescription-only

Cost of codeine and chronic pain

The cost of codeine has doubled, hurting the hip pockets of chronic pain sufferers.

Seven dangerous medicine mix-ups

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Seven dangerous medicine mix-ups

Mixing medicines can be a recipe for disaster. Here are seven things to look out ...

New wonder drug could kill cancer

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New wonder drug could kill cancer

A new wonder drug is being hailed as the new dawn in heart treatment.

Real-time medicine monitor

Real-time medicine monitor to police pharmacies

Real-time medicine monitor

The Federal Government announces real-time medicine monitor to police pharmacies.

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

New research has found that many Australians make this mistake with medicines.

Travelling with medicines

Travelling with medicines – what you need to know

Travelling with medicines

If you’re planning to travel overseas with medicines, learn the steps you need to take.

Medicine prices to fall

Medicine prices to fall

Medicine prices to fall

Only six out of 10 Australians opt for generic medicine.

NSAIDS may cause heart disease

hand holding painkillers and a glass of water

NSAIDS may cause heart disease

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are available over the counter, but they may be unsafe.

Superbugs kill 700,000 each year

Superbugs are a global health crisis killing hundreds of thousands each year

Superbugs kill 700,000 each year

Superbugs are a global health crisis killing hundreds of thousands each year.

Delirium medicines may be killing you

Delirium medicines may be killing you

Delirium medicines may be killing you

New study reveals surprising results about the treatment of delirium.

Checking medicine interactions

Assorted medicines on wooden spoona nd spilling over

Checking medicine interactions

Could natural remedies and prescribed medicines taken together be harmful?

Do antibiotics and alcohol mix?

Woman with antibiotic medicine holding red wine

Do antibiotics and alcohol mix?

When taking antibiotics it’s common to be told not to consume alcohol.

Common medicines drop in price

Common medicines drop in price

Common medicines drop in price

PBS changes mean you could save $20 the next time you visit the pharmacy.

Aspirin – should you be taking it?

Womans hand holding asprin tablets

Aspirin – should you be taking it?

A new use for aspirin seems to pop up daily. So, should you be taking ...

The high cost of dementia

The high cost of dementia

The high cost of dementia

The economic impacts of dementia on the Australian economy can no longer be ignored.

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