Drugline is a fortnightly electronic drug bulletin for health professionals.


Drugline is a fortnightly electronic drug bulletin providing information on new medicines, new developments, current affairs, new indications, new PBS listings and deletions and general issues of importance to all health professionals. Click below to view the most recent volumes of Drugline.

Updated Oral and Dental Guidelines

Drugline Volume 386

An updated edition of the Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental has recently been released. This resource covers a broad range of conditions that are relevant to both dentists and medical practitioners. Some of the…

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New Contraindications for Glaucoma Medication

Drugline Volume 385

New contraindications have been added to the product information of Ganfort® (bimatoprost + timolol). It is now advised that these eye drops not be used in patients with sino-atrial nodal block or second or…

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Ceftazidime with Avibactam

Drugline Volume 384

Zavicefta® is a new injectable cephalosporin formulation available in Australia. This product combines the broad-spectrum antibiotic, ceftazidime with the β-lactamase inhibitor, avibactam. Ceftazidime is one of a limited range of antibiotics with antipseudomonal activity….

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Teduglutide for Short Bowel Syndrome

Drugline Volume 383

Teduglutide is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP) analogue recently registered in Australia for the treatment of short bowel syndrome. There are a number of other GLP analogues available including dulaglutide, exenatide, and liraglutide. While these…

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Neratinib for Breast Cancer

Drugline Volume 382

Neratinib is a new tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of breast cancer. It is indicated as extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) 2 -positive disease. Initiation is recommended…

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Antibiotic Awareness Week

Drugline Volume 381

World Antibiotic Awareness Week runs from 18th to 24th November 2019. This annual event aims to promote awareness of antibiotic resistance and improve the use of antibiotics in order to minimise the emergence and…

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December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

New Warning for Febuxostat (Oct. 18 2019)

Naloxone Nasal Spray (Oct. 04 2019)

April 2019

New High-Strength Insulin (Apr. 18 2019)

Tofacitinib Safety Issue (Apr. 05 2019)

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

April 2018

January 2018

December 2017

September 2017

Thunderstorm Asthma (Sep. 21 2017)

The Efficacy of Perampanel (Sep. 08 2017)

July 2017

June 2017

April 2017

March 2017

November 2016

September 2016

August 2016

April 2016

November 2015

Viekira Pak for Hepatitis C (Nov. 19 2015)

Micafungin (Nov. 05 2015)

October 2015

Dabigatran Antidote on the Horizon (Oct. 22 2015)

Akynzeo® (Oct. 08 2015)

September 2015

May 2015

April 2015

Victoza (liraglutide) (Apr. 23 2015)

Ultibro Breezhaler 100/50 (Apr. 09 2015)

March 2015

February 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

World Pharmacist Day (Sep. 24 2014)

National Stroke Week (Sep. 11 2014)

August 2014

July 2014

Breo™ Ellipta® (Jul. 31 2014)

Use of Prolia® in Men (Jul. 17 2014)

Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) (Jul. 03 2014)

April 2014

March 2014

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

Riluzole for Motor Neurone Disease (Jun. 20 2013)

Mycamine (Jun. 06 2013)

May 2013

HPV Vaccine (May. 23 2013)

World Lupus Day (May. 09 2013)

December 2012

November 2012

August 2012