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A look at some of the recent changes to the medicines landscape, with new products, presentations, indications and contraindications New Products Etrasimod (as arginine) (Velsipity) is a sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) …

Community pharmacy has a bigger role to play in antimicrobial stewardship than commonly thought, say pharmacy experts, but funding and awareness is needed Community pharmacists can participate as much as …

Pharmacists dispensing medical abortion, contraceptives most concerned about costs, shortages and regulatory issues, online posts reveal Community pharmacists are more likely to reach out for information or support on health …

Could adding nicotine lozenges to varenicline treatment boost smoking cessation rates? A new study has shown promising results Nicotine lozenges may be safely used alongside varenicline to help smokers quit, …

A herb used in around 100 listed medicines is linked to allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, with reports increasing since 2019, the TGA says Medicines containing the herb聽Andrographis paniculata (andrographis) may …

Warning issued over compounded wind and colic products The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a warning that it has received reports of serious side effects in infants given compounded …

We’ve received a deluge of comments from our readers on the controversial S3 vape legislation. Here’s a selection of reader comments From 1 July, pharmacies are the only retailers authorised …

Pharmacists are 鈥渙ften the first port of call鈥 for women with pelvic pain. Knowing the relevant medicines, red flags and when to refer are top of the list on how …

Women need more support to quit smoking during pregnancy but there is a lack of evidence around medicines safety, say researchers A UNSW Sydney-led study of 1.7 million pregnancies in …

The PSA has launched its full suite of credentials, including pathways for both experienced consultant pharmacists and those looking to expand their practice The Medication Management Review (MMR) credential and …

Pharmacist 鈥渃hampions鈥 can assist prescribers to make more informed choices on empirical prescribing of antibiotics, study finds More education is needed for prescribers to use antibiograms to improve their antibiotic …

A hospital pharmacist with years of experience in the respiratory specialty has seen a 鈥渟ignificant鈥 increase in vaping-related illness 鈥 and says the new vaping legislation puts members of the …