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Should you take creatine?

July 19, 2018 — Karina Bray

From boosting sports performance to the elixir of life, we look at the evidence behind the hype.

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10 pharmacy products you don't need

June 29, 2018 — Karina Bray

Which over-the-counter medicines, supplements and health products are best left on the shelf?

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How to deal with the ongoing EpiPen shortage

May 17, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

There's no end in sight to the shortage of the first-aid treatment.

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Nurofen Plus, Panadeine no longer sold without prescription

Feb. 1, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The reclassification of low-dose codeine medications means they'll no longer be available over the counter.

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ACCC alleges Voltaren misled shoppers with premium priced gel

Dec. 6, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Commences Federal Court action against the manufacturers.

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Prices cut for 1400 medications

Oct. 3, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

New medications are now eligible for the government's PBS subsidy.

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Herbal memory boosters for exams

Sept. 26, 2017 — Karina Bray

Take with a grain of salt, and don't expect any miracles.

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Nurofen offers $3.5m settlement in class action

Aug. 3, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

"Specific pain" products were sold for twice the price despite having the same active ingredient as ordinary Nurofen.

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Medicine tampering leads to widespread recall of Valium

May 29, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Police investigation currently underway.

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Probiotics

May 25, 2017 — Karina Bray

Probiotic supplements are promoted for general good health, as well as treating various ailments. Should you take one?

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Nurofen to pay record fine after High Court appeal rejected

April 5, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

$6 million fine issued for misleading Nurofen Specific Pain products.

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80,000 defective EpiPens recalled by TGA

March 22, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Sabotages release of adrenaline.

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Listed vs registered medicines - what's the difference?

Feb. 21, 2017 — Karina Bray

That number at the bottom of the label can tell you a lot about how effective a medicine may be.

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Nurofen fined $6m for pain relief products

Dec. 16, 2016 — Alison Potter

CHOICE calls for even bigger penalties after Reckitt Benckiser's increased fine for dodgy 'targeted pain relief' claims.

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