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Development of child-friendly medications

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Better Medicines for Children (BMC) initiative which promotes the development of child-friendly medications in 2007. The BMC addresses the need to improve medication formulations and focus on making medicines that are suitable for children. In a 2015 report by the Pan American Health Organization, approximately 1000 children die […]

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myLiquitab: a valuable medication tool for the elderly

As people get older, they often face health conditions that require treatment on a regular basis. Older people with one or more chronic medical disorder, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or arthritis take drugs for years. According to MD Mag, elderly patients account for around 33 percent of prescription medication usage in the United […]

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Join myLiquitab at the PSA17 in Sydney

Join myLiquitab at the PSA17 in Sydney, on July 28 to 30, 2017. The event will be held at The Hyatt Regency Sydney, in Darling Harbour (formerly Four Points by Sheraton). PSA17 is the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s flagship annual conference attended by pharmacists, industry leaders and health professionals who want to help shape the […]

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Paediatric Dysphagia: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

While dysphagia is more common among adults, it can occur at any age. Paediatric Dysphagia is a serious issue that could result in malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, food aversion and on-going need for enteral or parenteral nutrition. Causes of Paediatric Dysphagia Some of the possible causes of dysphagia among children are: developmental disability attributed to […]

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Complications of adult dysphagia

According to Chandra M. Ivey, MD, director of laryngology, voice, and swallowing disorders at Columbia Doctors Eastside in New York City, “dysphagia affects between 7% and 35% of the population.” This statistics is higher among adults. Adult dysphagia can be mild and easily overlooked. Ivey noted that half of dysphagia patients do not discuss their […]

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MMIC gave myliquitab a clean bill of health

The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC), Monash University commenced a far reaching investigation into the myliquitab technology in March 2017. MMIC has completed the first phase of their independent evaluation and characterization of the myLiquitab Homecare dispersion unit. The interim report provides evaluation of the myLiquitab system covering a range of representative tablets from granulated […]

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Chest pain, inflammation and infection resulting from pill stuck in throat

“I can’t come to work today because I have to go to the hospital to get my chest pain checked,” texted Jason. Jason is a healthy 21-year old male, what could possibly cause his chest pain? Here’s Jason’s story: Jason took a pill for his migraine the night before. Unfortunately, the pill got stuck in […]

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What causes swallowing problems in the elderly?

Dr Rebecca Leonard, a professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at UC Davis found that “as many as 20% of individuals over the age of 50 years, and most individuals by the age of 80 years, experience some degree of swallowing difficulty.” According to Dr Leonard’s study, stroke, dementia and other age-related diseases are the […]

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What You should Know about Dysphagia

Administering medication to children is always a challenge, which many can associate to dislike in flavour. But when this happens with adults and elders, it is dismissed as pure stubbornness. Little did we know, they may be suffering from a medical condition called Dysphagia.   Difficulty in swallowing pills and tablets or dysphagia is muscle […]

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24-Year-Old Brother Cannot Swallow Pills and Tablets

Whenever someone mentions a technology that can liquefy tablets (myLiquitab), you’ll find that everyone has a story to tell about a person they know who is unable to swallow tablets. The 24-year-old brother of my soon to be son-in-law is a fit and healthy young man with the world at his feet. However, he is […]

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