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Statins ( HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors ) are widely used medicines for patients with lipid disorders and in the primary and secondary prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke. The statins curren ...


New data on serious hypersensitivity reactions following Ferumoxytol administration are currently being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency ( EMA ). MHRA ( Medicines and Healthcare Products Re ...


An association between Testosterone therapy and cardiovascular disease has been reported and Testosterone therapy use is increasing rapidly. Researchers have conducted a cohort study of the risk of ...



Bloodstream infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units. Before and during neonatal catheterisation, skin disinfection and aseptic technique are cruci ...


Despite a range of actions taken in 2013 to ensure the safe use of seasonal influenza vaccines in children, there were still 43 confirmed cases of bioCSL Fluvax being administered to children under 5 ...


Health professionals are advised that the Product Information for Quetiapine has been updated to include additional information regarding risks of QT prolongation. Postmarketing reports of QT prolong ...


Immunotherapies stimulate the immune system with the goal of eradicating tumors, and some side effects are likely related to this immunologic mechanism of action. Inhibiting the CTLA-4 and PD-1 pathwa ...


Health professionals are reminded of the risks associated with extended or repeated occupational exposure to Methoxyflurane. Methoxyflurane is an anaesthetic that is only approved for short-term us ...


Ivabradine ( Procorolan ) is used to treat symptoms of long-term stable angina in adults with coronary heart disease who have a normal heart rhythm. Ivabradine is also used in patients with long-term ...


Health professionals are advised of the risk of rare but very serious adverse events when using Codeine to treat children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. Codeine is a widely used opioid a ...


Health professionals are advised that the Product Information documents for Olmesartan-containing products have been updated with a precaution for sprue-like enteropathy. Olmesartan is a selective ...


Information about the risk of cytomegalovirus reactivation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease has been added to the Product Information for Azathioprine. Azathioprine is used as an immunos ...


A small number of cases of complex regional pain syndrome following vaccination have been reported to the TGA ( Therapeutic Goods Administration ). Health professionals are advised to be mindful of ...


The Product Information ( PI ) for Strontium ranelate has been updated following the completion of a TGA review into the medicine's benefit–risk profile. Strontium ranelate is used to treat severe ...