Heart, blood and blood vessels

Cardiovascular system

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The Heart, blood and blood vessels category of medicines is also known as cardiovascular system, blood and cardiovascular systems, medicines for and vascular system and heart, medicines for.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.

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03 Apr 2017 Australia has the potential to eradicate hepatitis C in the next 10–15 years, according to Associate Professor Simone Strasser, gastroenterologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Writing in the latest edition of Australian Prescriber, Professor Strasser says that the new oral antiviral treatments for hepatitis C are so effective and well tolerated that 95% of patients will be cured with a short course of treatment
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03 Apr 2017 Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease are rare in affluent societies yet high rates persist among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, especially those living in rural or remote settings. Estimates for rheumatic heart disease in Australian children range from less than one per 1000 population in low- risk children, to 33 per 1000 in parts of the Northern Territory. Maori and Pacific Islanders and immigrants from developing countries are also likely to be at elevated risk.
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01 Feb 2017 The latest issue of Australia's free, national, independent journal of drugs and therapeutics is now available. Australian Prescriber facilitates debate about complex, controversial or uncertain therapeutic areas. Some of the highlights of the February issue include:Drugs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Midazolam for status epilepticus, Compounded medicines
For health professionals (Medicine)
25 Feb 2015 Blood pressure lowering medicines, or antihypertensive agents, are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Read more about choice of agent and first-line therapy.
11 Dec 2013 Find out how long-term (chronic) health conditions can contribute to medicine problems in older people
05 Dec 2013 Medical conditions are more common with ageing and can contribute to more side effects and medicine interactions. Find out what this might mean for you or someone you care for.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
17 Oct 2013 A new series delivering practical evidence-based solutions to challenging clinical problems
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01 Oct 2013 The latest edition of Australian Prescriber is out now. This issue coverstopics such as asthma drugs in pregnancy, assesment and management of eating disorders and prescribing for refugees.
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05 Aug 2013 NPS MedicineWise programs targeting quality use of medicines in cardiovascular management have improved prescribing and cardiovascular disease management in primary care, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) today.
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01 Aug 2013 The 10th anniversary edition of NPS RADAR contains reviews for new medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) including rivaroxaban (Xarelto), rotigotine patches (Neupro) and mifepristone (Mifepristone Linepharma) followed by misoprostol (GyMiso).

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