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Venetoclax, an inhibitor of B-cell lymphoma 2 protein, has been approved for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). CLL is a type of cancer affecting B lymphocytes, and may also involve the lymph nodes….

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Biosimilars in Oncology

Clinical Article

The introduction of biosimilar medicines encourages competition in our Australian market. This will lead to a reduction in the cost of medicines, resulting in savings to the health care system. These lower prices improve…

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Encorafenib, Binimetinib and Cetuximab Triplet Therapy in BRAF V600E- Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Clinical Article

Introduction The BRAF V600E mutation is found in approximately 8% to 15% of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and is a marker of poor prognosis. Patients with this particular mutation have typically been…

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The Role of Somatostatin Analogues in the Management of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours

Clinical Article

The term neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) is used to describe a heterogeneous group of rare, typically slow-growing neoplasms originating from specialised cells in the neuroendocrine system. These cells are capable of releasing hormone-like substances into…

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Prescription Opioid Changes

Clinical Articles

Chronic pain is a common condition thought to affect at least one in five Australians. While opioids have been increasingly used in this population, there is a lack of evidence to support their long-term…

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Diabetes Medications in the Peri-Operative Period

Clinical Articles

There have been increasing reports of a class of oral anti-diabetic medications causing serious complications in patients undergoing routine surgical procedures. The class of medications is called sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors or ‘flozins’. They…

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January 2020

Venetoclax (Jan. 16 2020)

Biosimilars in Oncology (Jan. 03 2020)

October 2019

Lamotrigine Dose Escalation (Oct. 25 2019)

Wilson Disease (Oct. 11 2019)

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

February 2019

January 2019

Biofilms (Jan. 18 2019)

Medications and Sun Exposure (Jan. 04 2019)

December 2018

November 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

Antihypertensives in Review (Feb. 16 2018)

Contact Dermatitis (Feb. 02 2018)

January 2018

September 2017

June 2017

April 2017

Management of Psoriasis (Apr. 27 2017)

Grains: Friends or Foes? (Apr. 12 2017)

February 2017

July 2016

May 2016

To Quit or not to Quit (May. 26 2016)

Herbs and Liver Enzymes (May. 12 2016)

April 2016

Infective Endocarditis (Apr. 28 2016)

Febuxostat in chronic gout (Apr. 14 2016)

November 2015

October 2015

Brentuximab Vedotin (Oct. 29 2015)

Tapentadol (Oct. 15 2015)

Bexsero® (Oct. 01 2015)

June 2015

Bell’s Palsy (Jun. 25 2015)

In A PINCH(S) (Jun. 11 2015)

February 2015

November 2014

April 2014

January 2014

Thyroxine Drug Interactions (Jan. 23 2014)

Anaphylaxis (Jan. 12 2014)

November 2013

MedsCheck in Hospitals (Nov. 28 2013)

Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 14 2013)

October 2013

March 2013

ACE and ARB Combination (Mar. 20 2013)