A CHOICE study has found many Australian pharmacists are recommending alternative medicines that have little to no scientific evidence to prove their effectiveness. The consumer advocacy group got mystery...

A raft of recommendations to reform Australia’s regulation of medicine and ingredients used in medicinal products has been accepted by the Australian Federal Government. Minister for Health and Aged...

Australian scientists have reacted with concern to the news that a US woman was found carrying bacteria resistant to an antibiotic called Colistin. Colistin is only issued as a last resort when other antibiotics...

Queensland scientists discover big clue to an “obesity pill” Scientists have moved a step closer to an “obesity drug” that may block the effects of diets high in fat and sugar, according to research...

Medical-grade manuka honey, also known as Medihoney, can improve both the effectiveness of antibiotics and prevent the emergence of resistance to them, according to new findings by researchers at the University...

The Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) has released an alert to warn Australians that Meizi Evolution Botanical Slimming soft gel capsules and Best Slim capsules pose a serious health risk and should...

Dr Rosemary Lester has been appointed Victoria’s new Chief Health Officer. She will also play the key role of food safety pronouncements and enforcement actions in the State of Victoria. Dr Lester, formerly...

The Australian Government’s Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has defended itself following media reports on a US ban on certain uses of a class of antibiotic in livestock. The...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which is the Australian government regulatory agency for medicines, legal drugs and complementary health products, has issued a public safety advisory to notify...

A controversial partnership allowing Australian pharmacists to market dietary supplements alongside medication at point-of-sale has been axed. Last month, Australian Food News reported on the partnership...