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Full reviews:

  • Elevated cardiovascular risk with NSAIDs?
  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonists — unrestricted PBS listing
  • Ciclesonide (Alvesco) inhaler for asthma
  • Methylphenidate (Ritalin) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

In Brief:

  • PBS narcotic authority amended
  • Quinine now an authority item
  • Tramadol oral drops PBS listed
  • Change to bDMARDs eligibility requirements
  • New strength of metformin and glibenclamide combination tablets
  • PBS-listed indications of the ‘glitazones’