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Dosing concerns with Children's Panadol 1–5 Years Colourfree Suspension

The TGA has issued a safety alert regarding the measuring syringe supplied with Children's Panadol 1–5 Years Colourfree Suspension. This syringe is different to other oral syringes on the market, and incorrect use could lead to accidental overdose of paracetamol, the active ingredient in Panadol.

Find out how to correctly use the syringe and reduce the risk of a paracetamol overdose.

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Changes to MBS items for vitamin B12, folate and vitamin D testing

Recent MBS reviews by the Department of Health have assessed the quality use of vitamin B12, folate and vitamin D testing. These resulted in evidence-based changes to MBS items to improve the use of these tests. Vitamin B12 and folate tests are no longer linked, and vitamin D has been split into testing for high-risk patient populations and patients with severe conditions. Find out which patients benefit from testing.

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