Guanfacine

On 22nd August 2017, guanfacine hydrochloride (current sole brand name Intuniv) was accepted as a new chemical entity by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.1 Whilst new to Australia, guanfacine has been available within the United States of America and Europe since 20102 and 20153 respectively. The development of generic brands within these countries has…

A Christmas Carol

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Everyone has holiday traditions – one of ours was watching A Christmas Carol. Whether you prefer George C. Scott, Michael Caine, or Bill Murray as the cantankerous Ebeneeezer Scrooge it is hard to watch it and not think ‘What if?’. Charles Dickens serialized tale was first published in 1843 and nearly 120 years later ‘A…

Atopic dermatitis

This month’s Podcast of the Month is from The Medical Journal of Australia. In a 15 minute podcast Prof Alan Cooper (Dermatologist, Royal North Shore Hospital) discusses what’s new in eczema management and, perhaps more importantly, what hasn’t changed. Which kids respond well to ultraviolet light therapy? If you only get the itch to listen…