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Let medicine be thy medicine, and food thy food

18 February 2020
Food and medicine have different roles in our health, and must follow different regulations.

Managing your medicines in an emergency

4 February 2020
In a bushfire or other natural disaster you might need emergency access to an important medicine. Here are some tips on how to plan ahead.

Five Australian innovators of therapeutic goods

24 January 2020
This Australia Day, we celebrate some Australian innovators in therapeutic goods. 

Too much of a good thing: the health risks of human growth hormone

20 December 2019
Abuse of human growth hormone can cause permanent health issues.

Camels, yams and intestines: the conception of contraception

18 November 2019
From animals intestines to intrauterine devices, contraception has a fascinating history.

Vaccines: inoculating against fear

14 November 2019
The history of vaccination is a long and fascinating one.

An important message for women with breast implants

Lately there has been a lot of publicity about certain types of breast implant products and possible links to Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma or BIA-ALCL.

Introduction to medicinal cannabis regulation in Australia

29 October 2019
Learn about the evidence for medicinal cannabis, and how a medical doctor can organise medicinal cannabis access on behalf of appropriate patients.

Before you take the red pill or the blue pill, check the medicine label for nuts

25 October 2019
What does Neo from the Matrix need to know before choosing a pill to take?

Should I keep taking ranitidine for heartburn?

17 October 2019
Contamination has been discovered in some ranitidine products, but the immediate health risk is low.