Medicines update

The latest medicines update includes, new guidelines for the management of asthma, and the PBS listing of a new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

New guidelines for asthma management

Peter Dutton, the Minister for Health, will launch new asthma management guidelines for Australia in Canberra next week. 

The new guidelines, published as the 2014 Australian Asthma Handbook by the National Asthma Council Australia, incorporate the latest best-practice evidence for pharmacists, GPs and nurses on asthma diagnosis and management for the 2