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Never stop prescription medicines without your doctor's advice

The media is an important source of information for most of us, however when it comes to our health and the medicines we take there is no substitute for a discussion with your health professional.

If a media report makes you question your prescription medicines, take your concerns to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist, but don't stop taking your medicines without their advice.

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Asthma in children: PBS listing change recommended

The PBAC has recommended changes to the PBS listing restrictions for fluticasone propionate / salmeterol xinafoate (Seretide) after a postmarketing review of PBS medicines used to treat asthma in children.

These changes reflect both relevant Product Information and current Australian Asthma Handbook recommendations.

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