August edition of Australian Prescriber out now

Who profits from fast-track drug approvals: patients or industry?
Paul Kubler, from Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, offers a balanced analysis of the benefits and potential dangers of allowing early access to new therapies. 

Colic: which treatments work and which don’t?
Valerie Sung, a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and research fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, discusses the latest thinking on colic. Is it always related to intestinal issues and how can it be managed? 

Combining anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs in coronary artery disease
Health professionals may consider combining anticoagulation and antiplatelet drugs in patients with coronary artery disease, to prevent further cardiovascular events. This article details approaches for patients with stable coronary disease or acute coronary syndrome.

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Australian Prescriber is an independent peer-reviewed journal providing critical commentary on therapeutic topics for health professionals. It is published by NPS MedicineWise, an independent, not-for-profit organisation for quality use of medicines funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Australian Prescriber is published every two months and is available online at