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Treatment of Infantile Haemangioma

Clinical Article

Also known as a strawberry naevus, an infantile haemangioma is a proliferative benign tumour affecting the cutaneous blood vessels, in which the endothelial cells lining the vessels proliferate in an overgrowth manner. A haemangioma…

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Removal of Bufexamac Products

Drugline Volume 403

From 18th September 2020, all products containing bufexamac will be removed from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). This action follows an investigation by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which concluded that the…

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Product Notice for Local Anaesthetics

DrugAlert Volume 636

Product Notice HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Australia has identified a packaging issue for the following products: Product ARTG Marcain® 0.25% with adrenaline 1:400,000 20mL injection vial 125878 Marcain® 0.5% with adrenaline 1:200,000…

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Discontinuation of Tinidazole

DrugAlert Volume 635

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Pfizer Australia has discontinued both brands of tinidazole tablets as follows: Simplotan® Tablets  Tinidazole 500mg ARTG 48964 Fasigyn® Tablets  Tinidazole 500mg ARTG 48414 Tinidazole is a nitroimidazole antibiotic that…

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Recall of Pharmacy Action Antiseptic Cream

DrugAlert Volume 634

Product Recall HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Generic Health, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has given notice of a product recall for Pharmacy Action Antiseptic Cream as follows: Pharmacy Action Antiseptic Cream…

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Abemaciclib for Breast Cancer

Clinical Article

On the 1st of January 2020 abemaciclib became listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for first-line treatment for non-premenopausal people newly diagnosed with hormone receptor positive, HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer,…

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February 2020

Xerostomia (Feb. 27 2020)

Availability of Glucose Intravenous Infusion (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of Ephedrine Hydrochloride (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of OsmoLax® (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of Famotidine (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of BenPen™ (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Carbimazole (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Calcium Gluconate Gel (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Pindolol (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Bleomycin Vials (Feb. 21 2020)

Non-Steroidal Topical Therapy for Dermatitis (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Prazosin (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Dantrolene (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Minipress® (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Verapamil Tablets (Feb. 19 2020)

Availability of Carafate® Tablets (Feb. 19 2020)

Availability of Pneumovax® 23 (Feb. 18 2020)

Availability of Span-K® Tablets (Feb. 17 2020)

Availability of Irinotecan (Feb. 17 2020)

Defect correction for Palexia® SR 100mg (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of Haemorol™ (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of Primacin® (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of EpiPen® Jr. (Feb. 14 2020)

Monoclonal Antibodies for Migraine (Feb. 13 2020)

Availability of Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid Suspension (Feb. 12 2020)

Availability of Emollient Ointment Sterile (Feb. 11 2020)

Availability of Hydroxocobalamin Ampoules (Feb. 11 2020)

Availability of Fleet® Ready-to-Use Enema (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Gentamicin Ampoules (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Hand Sanitisers (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Ciprofloxacin IV (Feb. 07 2020)

Updated PBS-listing for Pembrolizumab in treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Zyban® SR Tablets (Feb. 06 2020)

Availability of DBL™ Rocuronium Bromide Vials (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Gastrogel Antacid® Oral Suspension (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Integrilin® (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Tamoxifen Tablets (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Ferro-Grad C® Tablets (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Minims® Phenylephrine Eye Drops (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Panadol® Suppositories (Feb. 04 2020)

Discontinuation of Zantac® Effervescent (Feb. 03 2020)

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)