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Australian Presriber

Australian Prescriber is an independent peer-reviewed journal providing critical commentary on drugs and therapeutics for health professionals.

The challenge of costly drugs

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme costs Australia over $9 billion. Are taxpayers receiving value for money? Read about the challenges of providing uniform access to expensive drugs such as those for hepatitis C and cancer.

Switching and stopping antidepressants

Switching people from one antidepressant to another is commonly needed but can cause drug withdrawal symptoms, drug interactions and relapse in depression. This article provides different switching strategies and gives specific guidance for SSRIs, tricyclic antidepressants and MAOIs.

Dealing with drug-seeking behaviour

People who misuse prescription drugs most commonly seek prescriptions for opioids and benzodiazepines. Other...

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