We’re a small fish in a big pharmaceutical pond – Should Australia be worried?

According to NPS Medicine Wise Australia accounts for only 2 per cent of the pharmaceutical sector’s global market and we import more than 90{648ff2b140dd79f8b10f01740237e66061b7c0f8b396ba52d99047c684c8722c} of our medicines from overseas. In light of the increasing incidence of global drug shortages, affecting even giant markets like the U.S., should we be worried? In September of this year […]

Australia running short on Premarin estrogen tablets

Premarin conjugate estrogens tablets, an important medication in the treatment of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and vaginal atrophy associated with menopause, have just been added to Australia’s unavailable medications list. I take Premarin – what does this mean for me? This means that if you have a script for Premarin, your regular pharmacist may not […]

Lyme disease in Australia – treatment for a controversial disease

For many years Lyme disease was thought only to exist in the United States however evidence is now mounting that the debilitating disease is infecting people right here in Australia. In 2012, the Lyme Disease Association of Australia reported that over 200 people in Australia had tested positive for Lyme disease with the majority of […]