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Medicine misuse can happen to anyone
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MedicineList+ gets a makeover
A consistent approach to the assessment of prescribing competencies
Consumer concern about dose confusion with paracetamol/ibuprofen combinations
Book a visit now for a round up of the latest evidence and guidelines, plus a new tool to manage suspected statin intolerance.
Spirometry and the appropriate prescription of medicines.
Which inhaler is best for you?
COPD is the fifth leading cause of death and affects more that 1 in 20 Australians.
Know your options.
Dr Andrew Rees on imaging for ankle and knee injuries.
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An update on the national program.
Practical guidance on managing osteoporosis for patients in residential aged care.
Codeine is an active ingredient in a number of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. From 1 February 2018, all medicines containing codeine will require a prescription.
Having a sick child can be a very scary experience for parents and carers. Understanding more about common childhood illnesses and symptoms can help you feel more in control. Coughs and colds can make your child feel sick and miserable, but there are things you can do to help. If you are still worried about your child after reading this information, then you should get advice from your health professional.
Overuse and misuse of antibiotics is increasing the problem of antibiotic resistance. We are all part of the problem and the solution. Read the facts that bust some common misconceptions about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.
Statins are medicines that lower the level of LDL cholesterol in your blood (often described as bad cholesterol). Statins also help reduce the chance of heart attack or stroke for people who are at high risk of these problems. Find out more about statins.
Antibiotics are medicines used to treat a wide variety of infections or diseases caused by bacteria, such as respiratory tract infections (eg, pneumonia and whooping cough), urinary tract infections, skin infections and infected wounds. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were first introduced in the 1940s and 1950s. However, because they have been overused, many antibiotics are no longer effective against the bacteria they once killed.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-lasting lung disease where the small airways in the lungs are damaged making it harder for air to get in and out. Many people used to know the condition as emphysema and bronchitis.
Inhalers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are devices which deliver medicine to prevent and control symptoms and help reduce exacerbations (flare ups). The variations between different inhaler devices can sometimes be confusing, but understanding them will help you make an informed choice about your care.
It's important to understand your medical test options and what each test involves. In some cases the benefit of a test is not clear cut, and you may want to discuss the 'pros and cons' with your doctor.
The knee is a commonly injured part of the body. In fact, in sport it’s the most commonly injured part, with research finding that up to one in four of all sport injuries affect the knee. Read on to learn more about knees, in particular the two most common injuries that often affect knee joints – meniscus tear and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear – and what you need to know to help you receive the best care when you have an injury.