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Biosimilars in Oncology

Clinical Article

The introduction of biosimilar medicines encourages competition in our Australian market. This will lead to a reduction in the cost of medicines, resulting in savings to the health care system. These lower prices improve…

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Encorafenib, Binimetinib and Cetuximab Triplet Therapy in BRAF V600E- Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Clinical Article

Introduction The BRAF V600E mutation is found in approximately 8% to 15% of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and is a marker of poor prognosis. Patients with this particular mutation have typically been…

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The Role of Somatostatin Analogues in the Management of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours

Clinical Article

The term neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) is used to describe a heterogeneous group of rare, typically slow-growing neoplasms originating from specialised cells in the neuroendocrine system. These cells are capable of releasing hormone-like substances into…

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Prescription Opioid Changes

Clinical Articles

Chronic pain is a common condition thought to affect at least one in five Australians. While opioids have been increasingly used in this population, there is a lack of evidence to support their long-term…

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Diabetes Medications in the Peri-Operative Period

Clinical Articles

There have been increasing reports of a class of oral anti-diabetic medications causing serious complications in patients undergoing routine surgical procedures. The class of medications is called sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors or ‘flozins’. They…

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Lamotrigine Dose Escalation

Clinical Articles

Lamotrigine is a broad-spectrum antiepileptic agent indicated for the treatment of both focal and generalised seizures. It is also approved for the prevention of depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder. While many studies…

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