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5 services you didn’t know your pharmacist provides


Most of us visit our local pharmacist for one of two reasons. One – we need to get a medication script filled or two – we’re picking up miscellaneous supplies like shampoo, tissues or throat lozenges (especially at this time of the year when everyone is getting sick!) But what most people don’t realise is,


How to spring clean your medicine cabinet

spring clean

More than 1000 Australians over the age of 65 require hospitalisation each year due to medicine poisoning, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.


URGENT message: blood thinner medicine and an anaesthetic recalled because of product mix up


Australia’s medicine and medical devices regulator, the TGA, is working with Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd on a recall for product correction notice to be actioned for one batch each of ampoules of Heparin and Lignocaine following one report of a product mix up.


Government subsidises miracle cancer drug

miracle cancer drug

Thousands of Australians fighting late-stage renal and lung cancer will soon get easier access to a new miracle drug.


Drug holds promise of cure for flu and colds

Australian researchers believe they’ve developed a drug that might be a cure for flu and the common cold.


How to beat the winter blues

winter blues

Winter is here and we find ourselves under the weather more often than before. Not only do we experience more colds and flus, the risk of the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), increases too writes Emily Seddon, BioCeuticals Naturopath Consultant.


A naturopath’s top cold and flu fighters

cold and flu fighters

A Naturopath’s Top Cold and Flu Fighters By Sarah Kunze, practitioner educator at BioCeuticals The best way to fend off of a cold is to nip it in the bud at the first sign of any symptoms and before it has a chance to take hold writes Sarah Kunze.


Five ways to boost your immune system this winter

immune system

Pack your kitchen cabinet with these essentials to strengthen the immune system before the nasty winter bugs hit. Fusion Health holistic nutritionist and naturopath, Erika Morvay, shares her six supplements to stock your home with, to help keep the whole family healthy this winter.


Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart attack

heart attack

A drug commonly used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes has been shown to protect them against serious heart problems like heart attack and stroke.


Private patients beat public for treatment


Public patients are being bumped down the elective surgery queue in public hospitals in favour of those using private health insurance to foot the bill. New official figures have revealed for the first time how elective surgery wait times in public hospitals vary depending on who is paying for the procedure.