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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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New PBS-listing for Atezolizumab in treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer

Clinical Article

Atezolizumab is now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the first-line treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). In the IMPOWER-133 trial, atezolizumab was used in conjunction with etoposide and platinum chemotherapy in…

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Xerostomia

Clinical Article

Xerostomia is a subjective feeling of a dry mouth associated with dysfunction of the salivary glands that affects around 10% of the general population. The salivary glands are located around the mouth and throat….

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Monoclonal Antibodies for Migraine

Clinical Article

There are many drugs available for the prevention of frequent migraines. For the most part, they are medications that have been developed for other conditions such as depression or epilepsy. However, a number of…

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Changes to Neural Connector Devices

Clinical Article

Changes to Neural Connector Devices The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the ‘ISO 80369 Small bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications’ in 2016. Part 6 of this standard, ‘Connectors for…

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Venetoclax

Clinical Article

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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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)