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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.

Not so much TMI as CMI: empowering consumers with clear, accessible information about their medicines

3 October 2019
Consumer Medicine Information gives you the information you need to manage your health

Fifteen men on a dead man’s medicine chest – the weird world of pirate medicine

19 September 2019
Fun facts about pirate medicine for Talk Like A Pirate Day

Good Manufacturing Practice: the recipe for quality medicine

29 August 2019
When a company makes a medicine, quality is planned for with Good Manufacturing Practice.