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Wilson Disease

Clinical Articles

Wilson disease is a rare disorder of copper metabolism. People with this condition have a genetic defect that reduces biliary copper secretion, allowing this trace element to accumulate in various organs including the liver,…

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Parkinson’s Disease and Hospitalisation

Clinical Articles

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder estimated to affect over 110,000 Australians. While the presentation of Parkinson’s disease can be quite varied, the condition is characterised by bradykinesia plus either muscle rigidity, rest…

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Understanding Clinical Trials

Clinical Articles

What are clinical trials? The World Health Organization defines clinical trials as: ‘any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects…

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Short-Course Oxycodone Packs

Clinical Articles

Over the past decade, the rate of opioid-related deaths and hospitalisations has increased in Australia. Pharmaceuticals are a significant contributing factor, responsible for 65% of opioid-induced deaths in 2016. It is estimated that between…

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Tafenoquine: A Novel Anti-Malarial

Clinical Article

Earlier this year, a small Sydney-based pharmaceutical company (Biocelect) launched its first product onto the Australian market – Kodatef® (tafenoquine) – the first new antimalarial agent in 20 years. Originally synthesised in 1978, GSK…

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Medicinal Marijuana?

Clinical Article

Any plant in the genus Cannabis is referred to as cannabis. This includes seeds, dried leaves and flowers, resins, and extracts. The endocannabinoid system found in the body and brain upon which cannabinoid chemicals…

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October 2019

Wilson Disease (Oct. 11 2019)

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Antihypertensives in Review (Feb. 16 2018)

Contact Dermatitis (Feb. 02 2018)

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Management of Psoriasis (Apr. 27 2017)

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

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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

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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)