Learn more about getting the most from your medicines.
Managing your immune condition with immunoglobulin products
Immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies) play a vital role in the immune system. If you don’t make enough of them, you need immunoglobulin products to replace them, and keep you healthy. Immunoglobulin products are manufactured from blood plasma to treat people who do not make enough of their own immunoglobulins.
Low levels of immunoglobulins make it harder for your body to fight infections. This can happen because of a genetic problem that you were born with (primary immune deficiency) or that you acquired as a result of other illnesses or treatments.
Clinical trials: why are they important?
Clinical trials are a critical part of evidence-based medicine, as they help test out how new medical treatments, tests or vaccines will work. They often involve large numbers of people to make sure the new intervention is safe and effective.
Active ingredient prescribing: all you need to know
The way medicine information looks on your prescription from your doctor is changing. The change is part of an Australian Government initiative, and means most Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) prescription medicines will be prescribed by their active ingredient rather than their brand name.