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Potentially Inappropriate Medicines in the Australian Setting

A list of potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) specific to the Australian setting has recently been published. Potentially inappropriate medicines can be defined as medications with risks that may outweigh their benefits in older adults….

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Intranasal Corticosteroids in Allergic Rhinitis

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the lining of the nose, causing congestion, rhinorrhoea, sneezing and itching. It is classified as allergic (hay fever) or non-allergic (including drug-induced, irritant, occupational) rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a…

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

While COVID-19 may no longer be considered a public health emergency, it continues to have a significant impact on health services and the community. Residential aged care homes (RACH) continue to experience outbreaks. As…

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Medication-Overuse Headache

Medication-overuse headache is a neurologic disorder that can cause significant disability and suffering. This condition typically only occurs in patients with migraine or tension headaches and is associated with overuse of medications for the…

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Data and Decisions for the Three Different CDK4/6 Inhibitors

Hormone receptor-positive and HER2 receptor-negative (HR+/HER2-) breast cancer can be treated with CDK4/6 inhibitors. When cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) cellular biology becomes dysregulated, cell proliferation occurs, and this has led to the discovery of three…

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Changes Affecting Submissions for Unapproved Therapeutic Goods

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced plans to transition Special Access Scheme (SAS) and Authorised Prescriber (AP) submissions to a fully digital model. Once this is implemented, paper-based submissions (including faxed and emailed…

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