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Hyland teething trouble Kiss MyAsthma app
Coinciding with World Asthma
After months of speculation substance, which may differ from Day, Asthma Australia has launched
two pages of news plus a full
around the quality and safety the calculated amounts listed on its Australian-developed mobile
page from Wizard Pharmacy.
of Hyland homeopathic infant the products labels. application named Kiss MyAsthma.
teething products, the Therapeutic At the time, the FDA urged the The new tool will support young
Contraception online Goods Administration has manufacturer to agree to a recall - a people to manage their asthma
not-for-profit reproductive announced that Kadac is recalling call which was rejected by Hyland and improve their quality of life,
health pharmaceutical company all batches of Hylands Baby (PD 30 Jan 17), resulting in the Asthma Australia said, adding that
Marie Stopes Health will be hosting teething tablets and Hylands Baby FDA re-issuing a formal warning to this is the first asthma app to use
a free educational webinar on nighttime teething tablets sold in stop using the Hylands products a co-design model, with young
the EllaOne (ulipristal acetate) Australia. and dispose of any tablets in their people actively involved in deciding
emergency contraceptive pill for Last year the US Food and Drug possession. the apps content and design.
pharmacists and other healthcare Administration (FDA) issued a In the meantime, the TGA had Asthma Australia funded a team
professionals on 10 May at 7pm. formal warning to consumers that conducted its own tests of the of researchers, clinicians and app
The webinar will cover general these teething products may pose Hylands products supplied in developers led by the University of
information about the product, its a health risk to infants and children Australia (PD 02 Feb 17), saying it Sydney to create the app to address
efficacy and safety, how to advise (PD 04 Oct 16). found no quality issues. the needs of young people, who
women, their knowledge and The FDA had conducted an Despite this Kadac is now recalling also gave the app its decidedly
preferences, as well as frequently investigation and determined that the tablets as a precautionary memorable name.
asked questions. these products supplied in the US measure due to the potential Kiss MyAsthma users receive
There will also be an interactive contained inconsistent amounts safety risks that belladonna notifications from a cast of monster
Q&A session. of belladonna alkaloids, a toxic alkaloids can pose to children. characters who provide friendly
Pharmacists can register to Belladonna effects can be reminders and opportunities to
participate at goo.gl/E1OAa9. unpredictable and could cause adjust goals to keep them on track.
Plain cig packs work serious health problems, including Interface and UX Specialist at
Standardised cigarette seizures in children, the TGA said. the University of Sydney Dorian
packaging may reduce the number Hylands Baby teething tablets or Peters said, By working with users
of people who smoke, a Cochrane Hylands Baby nighttime teething from the beginning we discovered
review has concluded, with the tablets can be returned to the point that psychological impacts are
project mimicking Australias of purchase for a full refund or call an important part of the asthma
approach since 2012 being adopted Kadac on 1300 762 025, the TGA experience, so the design takes this
in the UK this month. has said, advising consumers to into account - from the features we
speak to their pharmacist for more included right down to the friendly
Prescribing The rules require packs to be
produced in a drab dark brown, advice on ways to manage infant characters, calming colours and
Confidence with with only minimal text including teething issues. imagery we used.
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Dispensary CHF urges safety net reform Weekly


Corner The Consumers Health
Forum (CHF) has renewed
and clearer Federal
Government plans Comment
Japanese authorities have its call on the government to stimulate better
arrested a homeless man who to reform the PBS safety integrated care and more
they discovered living in the loft net, so consumers with high usage support for consumers including Welcome to
above a public toilet. of PBS medicines have smoothed- those with complex chronic illness. PDs weekly
An electrician in the province out annual co-payments. Other elements of the submission comment feature.
of Usuki discovered the secret The message is part of CHFs include a call for a new tax on This weeks
hideout while making repairs, budget submission, which also sugary drinks which would fund a contributor is
with otherwise homeless Takashi urges the government to withdraw campaign to combat obesity. Narisha Ashelford,
Certified Sleep
Yamanouchi admitting living up the proposed one-off increase in Top-line initiatives urge the
Consultant and DUIT Baby
there for about three years after co-payments and increases in PBS government to move away from the
Skincare Expert.
gaining access by climbing on top safety net thresholds announced in current budgetary requirement for
of the toilet stalls and squeezing the 2014 Federal Budget. all new health expenditures to be Myth 1: Being super
through a maintenance hatch. The submission suggests there is offset by savings within the health
Officers who attended the arrest much Australia can do to improve portfolio, as well as support for a clean is the only
said the space was neat and our primary health care, with the program of action to ensure health way to prevent
tidy with a gas stove and electric current plans to implement Health consumers participate in shaping
heater - along with a massive Care Homes set to require the the policy and implementation of irritation
stash of about 500 plastic bottles lifting of the Medicare freeze on GP the health reform agenda. WE ALL know how important it
which appeared to be filled with and allied health payments if they See chf.org.au. is to ensure our childrens skin
the squatters urine. are to have any chance of success. is clean and healthy, but can
Officials said they had We need more resources we sometimes be too clean?
subsequently undertaken a search
TGA committee plans Excessive cleaning can strip
of all other public toilets across The Therapeutic Goods away your babys protective oils
the region, assuring the public FDA AML approval Administration has released its and natural flora in their skin and
they were all squatter-free. The US Food and Drug scheduling committees meeting is often a culprit of sensitivity
Administration has approved dates and decisions timeframes. and irritation. This disruption
Rydapt (midostaurin) from Novartis The schedules for the 2017/18 to your babys protective skin
for the treatment of adults with Advisory Committee on Medicines barrier can then lead to greater
newly diagnosed acute myeloid Scheduling and Advisory Committee problems down the track. In
leukaemia (AML) with a specific on Chemicals Scheduling can be fact, childcare experts are
genetic mutation called FLT3. found by CLICKING HERE. encouraging parents to bath
babies no more than three
times a week as until they start
A farmer in NZ suffering from
crawling, they dont get dirty
atrial fibrillation has caused a
sensation by using an electric This week Pharmacy Daily and Dreambaby are giving readers the chance to enough to justify frequent full
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