A new study from the U.S. has found that 95 per cent of patients were satisfied with all aspects of their experience using compounded medication and considered it equally good or better than previous medications they had used. The study, published in the Journal of American Pharmacists Association in September of this year (2019), recorded
Since the start of 2018, over 220 medications have been discontinued by the manufacturer and taken off the market for reasons other than safety, according to data compiled by the (TGA). In over half of the cases the impact to public health has been assessed as ‘medium’. Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding said when
The exponential growth of psychopharmacology has been both a boon to modern psychiatry and a source of challenge. The range of antidepressant, antipsychotic, and increasingly, anticonvulsant drugs now available to psychiatry are far greater than ever before. When you add off-label medications to the mix, the list climbs to well over 300. The impressive arsenal
50% of patients don’t stick to their long term medical treatment plan – why this is a problem for aged care providers
In the aged care environment ensuring patients take all their medication every time is a constant challenge. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in their report ‘Adherence to Long-Term Therapies – Evidence for Action’ claims that in developed countries 50% of patients on long-term treatment plans don’t take their medications as prescribed. These 50% skip their
A supermarket co-operative in the UK is trialling an ‘Amazon locker-style prescription service’ that has the potential to disrupt the way traditional community pharmacies do business. The UK-based Co-operative Group has announced they’re about to trial a ‘click-and-collect’ service that would see patients submit their script online via a digital app on their mobile phone.
Drug manufacturers who fail to report their inability to supply important medications to the Australian market will now face legal penalties – fines of up to $210,000 per infringement – with the passing of one of the first pieces of legislation under the new Morrison Government. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt MP, made the announcement
The quick answer here is no. The long answer is absolutely not. There are hundreds of overseas websites on the internet offering “cheap” drugs they claim are identical to the ones you’re paying more for here in Australia. But remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s why: