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The dangers of taking your pets' medication

17 May 2021

Even if you're familiar with your pet's medicine, the advice is clear: if a product is labelled 'for animal use only', do not take it.

Nicotine vaping laws are changing

3 September 2021

From 1 October 2021 you will no longer be able to legally buy nicotine vaping products, such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine, from overseas websites without first getting a prescription.

Inactive ingredients, the unsung players in medicines

30 April 2020
How to find information about the inactive ingredients in your medicines.

How to spot a counterfeit medicine

10 March 2020
Counterfeit medicines pose a health risk, but our tips can help you spot them.

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.