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Tocilizumab, COVID-19 and the cytokine storm

Clinical Article

Introduction On 31 December 2019, China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in people from Wuhan, Hubei Province. The responsible pathogen was a novel coronavirus, named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)….

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Colchicine use in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Clinical Article

Over the past years, there has been emerging evidence suggesting that inflammation plays a key role in ischemia/reperfusion-related injury in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, little venture out to examine if…

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Changes to Opioid PBS Listings

Clinical Article

From 1st June 2020, listings for opioid medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will change. The changes will include the addition of listings for smaller maximum quantities as well as updates to existing…

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Coronavirus Disease

Clinical Article

Introduction It is important to distinguish between three commonly used descriptors in connection with the current viral pandemic. These are: Coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; and COVID-19. Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are the…

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Risk of Viral Transmission with Nebulised Medication Delivery

Clinical Article

Respiratory infections can be transmitted via droplets expelled when an infectious person coughs, sneezes, talks, and breathes. These droplets can be classified according to size, with the World Health Organization (WHO) defining particles 5-10μm…

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COVID-19 Summary of Published Information

Clinical Article

The following is a brief overview of the clinical course of coronavirus disease along with current and emerging therapies. Clinical course of infection: Ranges from asymptomatic infection, mild upper respiratory tract illness and severe…

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February 2020

Xerostomia (Feb. 27 2020)

Monoclonal Antibodies for Migraine (Feb. 13 2020)

January 2020

Changes to Neural Connector Devices (Jan. 30 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)