Our latest research and evaluations is published regularly in:
- 14 October 2015
Codeine-related deaths: a cause for concern
Codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled from 2000 to 2009. This is a serious issue for doctors & pharmacists. Find out more.
- 1 October 2015
The National Cervical Screening Program is changing
From December 2017 changes will be introduced to the National Cervical Screening Program, including alternative testing method, extended testing frequency, and increased starting age.
- 30 September 2015
Osteoporosis: recognising those at risk
Osteoporosis is under-recognised and undertreated. Find out about clinical risk factors that impact fracture risk, and how you can help patients minimise their risk of fracture.
- 15 September 2015
Kids, CT scans and radiation risks: resources for everyone
Radiation exposure from computed tomography (CT) can be a cancer risk for children and young people. Read more and find a collection of resources here.
- 8 July 2015
Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk
Benzodiazepine dependence is of increasing concern. Health professionals play a key role in reducing drug misuse and dependence. Read more.
- 1 July 2015
Vitamin D in winter
Routine testing for vitamin D levels is not necessary, unless there is a risk of vitamin D deficiency. Find out more about who might need vitamin D testing.
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- 1 June 2015
Chronic pain management needs a multidimensional approach that includes medicines as an adjunct to non-pharmacological options.
- 27 May 2015
Tests and treatments: do they always help?
Some tests, treatments and procedures lead to unnecessary invasive approaches which may prove to be stressful, expensive or even harmful to you. Find out more.
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