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Link between asthma and paracetamol in pregnancy

A new study has provided more evidence of a link between paracetamol use in pregnancy and development of asthma in children. 

Our Chairman Dr Jonathan Burdon, commenting in the media, reiterated the study authors' view that there is no need to change current recommendations. The Australian Asthma Handbook advises that women may take paracetamol during pregnancy if they have to, but should avoid unnecessary use.

Access the Study, Handbook Page or Article.

Ongoing interest in dairy and asthma

Our simple post on asthma and dairy last week has become one of our most popular viewed Facebook posts ever. 

While many health professionals would know the 'milk makes mucous' myth was busted years ago, clearly there is still interest in this topic.

Could your patients be avoiding dairy products unnecessarily?

See our Dairy Australia factsheet.

New clinical trial for patients with persistent asthma

Do you have a patient with persistent asthma whose current medications aren't working as well as they would like? They may qualify for a new clinical research study. Liberty Asthma Quest is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study being held in 6 locations across Australia. Quest are actively recruiting patients now and further information can be found here.

GP16 call for abstracts closes next week

Clinical, Digital, Leadership is the overarching theme of GP16 and abstracts are now invited on key conference streams. Get further information

IPCRG E-Quality Program 2016-2017 now inviting bids

The E-Quality Program aims to support small educational projects in member and associate member countries: ‘working locally, collaborating globally’.

The program offers small scale (seed) funding to support pilot educational projects which meet their evidence-based criteria. For more information including how to apply visit the IPCRG website.

Upcoming conferences and events

February 2016

Chronic Disease & Mental Health Symposium 
26 February 2016
Sydney, Australia
More information

March 2016

23rd World Congress of Asthma 
12–15 March 2016
Madrid, Spain
More information

Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition  
17–20 March 2016
Gold Coast, Australia
More information
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