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Travelling with medicines

Keeping medicines cool and away from sunlight is important when travelling.

Heat and sunlight can make medicines deteriorate, which can result in them not working properly, or losing their effectiveness well before the expiry date.

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Medicines in pregnancy – safe?

Should all medicines be considered unsafe in pregnancy? Optimal use of medicines in pregnancy is important to ensure the health of mothers and babies. So, how do you assess what is safe and what is not?

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What’s new

  • Saxagliptin and heart failure: what’s the risk?

    For health professionals (Health professional publication) A postmarketing trial of saxagliptin has found a small but statistically significant rise in heart failure hospitalisations but no effect on deaths due to cardiovascular events. How will this affect its use in practice?

  • National Medicines Symposium 2014 program

    (Topic) The National Medicines Symposium offers an exciting program designed to provide the latest and the controversial in the medicines and health environment.

  • NPS Direct – April 2014

    For health professionals (Health professional publication) April items: Statin use and haemorrhagic stroke | Emergency contraception: a weighty concern for women > 70 kg | Medicines in pregnancy — safe? | Low-dose quetiapine: place in therapy? | Strontium ranelate: black box warning added to Product Information | Fast five — Get set for winter | MedicineInsight reaches 200 practices | Peace of mind for your patients with the new MedicineList+ app | Online case studies: stroke prevention, diabetes