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Monkeypox in Australia

Monkeypox has been declared a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance in Australia. As of 16 August 2022, 82 probable or confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance…

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Anticholinergic Burden

Background Anticholinergic burden is defined as the cumulative effect of taking multiple anticholinergic medications resulting in an increased risk of adverse effects. High, long-term cumulative exposure has been linked to an increased risk of…

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Should I take the full course of antibiotics?

The ubiquitous belief that a course of antibiotics should be taken until finished has its origins in the Nobel prize speech in 1945 by John Fleming when he advocated: “If you use penicillin, use…

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Considering the use of VTE prophylaxis in palliative care patients approaching or in the terminal phase

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) may include a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE). The incidence of VTEs in terminal phase palliative care patients is often difficult to determine, which may be because…

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Exploring the use of continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care – indications, advantages and factors to consider with regards to patient selection

Although the oral route should be maintained for as long as possible in a palliative care setting, there are a variety of circumstances where commencing a continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI) may be beneficial. This…

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Patient-reported outcomes predict survival and adverse events following anticancer treatment initiation in advanced HER2-positive breast cancer

HPS Pharmacies is delighted to share the following study overview written by Natansh Modi, a pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies St Andrew’s. The study, conducted by Natansh and her colleagues,  looked at patient-reported outcomes in…

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COVID-19 Vaccines (Jan. 28 2021)

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November 2020

Antimicrobial Resistance (Nov. 20 2020)

Vaccines and Cold Chain (Nov. 06 2020)

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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)

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Biofilms (Jan. 18 2019)

Medications and Sun Exposure (Jan. 04 2019)