Muscles, bones and joints

Musculoskeletal system

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The Muscles, bones and joints category of medicines is also known as musculoskeletal system.

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(Media release)
08 Aug 2016 As of 1 August 2016, the osteoporosis medicine strontium is no longer available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
(Media release)
01 Aug 2016 The latest issue of Australian Prescriber lists the top 10 drugs used in Australia and shows there is an emerging challenge of funding new and expensive drugs.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
12 Sep 2011 Outlines ways to detect those at risk of osteoporotic fracture, and interventions to reduce the risk of new or further fractures. Building healthy bones and fracture prevention are key to managing osteoporosis.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Aug 2007 Examines the use of bisphosphonates and lifestyle changes for preventing osteoporosis and reducing fracture risk.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Aug 2006 Update on use of analgesics in chronic musculoskeletal pain, including patient selection for NSAIDs, opioids, pethidine, and tramadol. Includes case study.

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