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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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Discontinuation of Timoptol-XE® 0.25%

DrugAlert Volume 489

Drug Discontinuation HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Mundipharma has advised of the discontinuation of Timoptol-XE® 0.25% eye drops as follows: Timoptol-XE® 0.25% Eye Drops Timolol (as maleate) 2.5mg/mL ARTG 50304 Timoptol-XE® 0.25%…

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New Treatment for Carcinoid Syndrome

Clinical Article

Telotristat is a new medication for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome diarrhoea. Carcinoid syndrome is a condition that develops in around 10% of people with a carcinoid tumour. Carcinoid tumours develop from enterochromaffin cells,…

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Quarantine Update for Baxter Infusion Bags

DrugAlert Volume 488

Drug Quarantine Update Further to DrugAlert Vol 475, HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Baxter Healthcare, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), have lifted the drug quarantine status for Baxter Potassium Chloride…

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Product Notice for Juno Pre-Filled Syringes

DrugAlert Volume 487

Product Notice HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Juno has issued an important reminder regarding the use of their pre-filled syringes, which includes the following products: Adrenaline Aguettant Syringe Adrenaline (epinephrine) acid tartrate 1:10,000…

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Discontinuation of Pfizer Antibiotics

DrugAlert Volume 486

Drug Discontinuations HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Pfizer have discontinued the following parenteral antibiotic products: Product ARTG Cefazolin Sodium Hospira 1g 56374 Cefepime DBL 1g 161397 Cefepime DBL 2g 161412 Cefoxitin Sodium…

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November 2015

October 2015

Brentuximab Vedotin (Oct. 29 2015)

Dabigatran Antidote on the Horizon (Oct. 22 2015)

Epilim® EC 200mg Tablets (Oct. 22 2015)

Tapentadol (Oct. 15 2015)

Akynzeo® (Oct. 08 2015)

Availability of Timentin® (Oct. 05 2015)

Bexsero® (Oct. 01 2015)

June 2015

November 2012

Morphine Availability (Nov. 26 2012)

Propranolol Unavailable (Nov. 25 2012)

Ketamine may also treat Depression (Nov. 22 2012)

Carbetocin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

Timentin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

Analgesic Agonies (Nov. 08 2012)

August 2012

January 2012

Newsline Summer 2012 (Jan. 01 2012)