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Pharmaxis granted FDA clearance to produce Aridol locally for US market

ASX-listed pharmaceutical company, Pharmaxis has today been granted FDA clearance to commence Sydney-based production of its asthma diagnostic medication, Aridol for the US. The approval follows hot-on-the-heels of the FDA’s recent inspection of the Sydney facility which manufactures Aridol for Australia, South Korea and Europe, and Bronchitol for Australia, Europe and Russia respectively. Following FDA…

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Doctors encouraging middle-aged Aussie blokes to consider their prostate

Doctors are encouraging middle-aged Aussie blokes to have their prostate checked.Their call coincides with an article published in MJA Insight today (Monday, August 13), citing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – or a benign enlargement of the prostate –  can compromise a man’s quality of life, and his relationships with his partner and family.2   According…

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Low in magnesium? Talk to your doctor today.

Have you checked your magnesium levels lately? Stress, a poor diet and lack of vitamin D can strip the body of this vital mineral, together with excessive exercise and alcohol consumption, and Type 2 diabetes. Magnesium keeps your heart, muscles and blood pressure in check, maintains strong bones and regulates body temperature. A lack of…

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Childhood depression and obesity link

The most recent childhood obesity data is cause for concern, with almost 28 per cent of Australian children recorded as either overweight or obese in 2014-15. A recent meta-analysis of more than 51,000 study participants has revealed a positive link between childhood and adolescent obesity and depression. Australian kids who are overweight and obese are…

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Going “booze-free” for Dry July to help those affected by cancer

Are you willing to give up the booze this month? By celebrating ‘Dry July’, you’ll not only improve your general health and wellness, but also raise much needed funds for those affected by cancer, including patients and their carer’s. By abstaining from the bottle this month, you’ll be making a valuable contribution to wellness programs,…

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