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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.

Could Australia be the first country to eliminate cervical cancer?

31 January 2019

If screening and vaccination for HPV continue, Australia could be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.

Medicine shortages - don’t get caught short

15 January 2019
Find out how mandatory reporting of medicine shortages will help you.

Hangover cures: the night before the morning after

24 December 2018

Is there a hangover cure?
Essential reading for anyone visited by spirits these holidays.

10 questions: reporting side effects

17 October 2018

Reporting side effects helps us monitor the safety of medicines and medical devices.  Learn the basics of adverse events.

What is the Therapeutic Goods Administration?

24 October 2018

What is the TGA?  Learn why and how we regulate medicines and medical devices. 

Consumer story: Georgia and breast implant associated cancer

7 September 2018
Georgia's story explains how to spot the warning signs for the breast implant associated cancer BIA-ALCL.

If it walks like a therapeutic good, talks like a therapeutic good...

18 October 2018

Some retailers try to use disclaimers like 'for research purposes only' to sell an illegal product, but these disclaimers don't change the law.

Consumer story: Caitlin and medicinal cannabis

20 June 2018

Caitlin's story explains how a patient in Australia can legally access medicinal cannabis.