Independent and trusted reviews and tests of medicines, including cold and flu medicines, and pregnancy multivitamins, as well as advice about flu shots, and mixing medicines.
Is the government’s unsavvy spending on prescription medicines costing consumers millions of dollars more per year than they need to pay?
8 May 2013 |
We reveal how the price of prescription medicines in Australia compares to that in other countries.
There are plenty of options beyond the pill.
15 Jan 2013 |
We take a look at the contraceptive options available in Australia, including long-acting reversible methods, hormonal injections, IUD, the pill and emergency contraception.
There’s a multivitamin out there for every age and gender, but do you really need one?
3 Aug 2012 |
While it’s tempting, and not uncommon, to take multivitamins as a nutritional insurance policy, it’s far more beneficial to your health to improve your diet.
Are they essential, or just a pricey gimmick?
1 Sep 2011 |
There are plenty of specialist multivitamin on the market for conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Can they be beneficial or are they just a gimmick?
We clarify the over-the-counter and natural remedies and outline effective strategies for treatment.
21 Jul 2011 |
Pharmacy shelves are stacked with remedies for winter colds, coughs and flu. Which – if any – will work for your particular symptoms?
See how much you can save on the 10 top-selling medicines simply by shopping around.
3 Jun 2010 |
Our CHOICE price comparison shows dramatic savings on both prescription and non-prescription medicines, depending on which pharmacy you shop at.
CHOICE investigates adverse events associated with medication and what can be done to prevent them.
11 Sep 2009 |
Our reliance on medicines has dramatically increased, and mixing them can prove a dangerous cocktail. CHOICE explains who’s at risk and why.
How to save money on your prescription medication.
25 Nov 2008 |
A generic drug is a copy of a branded drug. It's chemically equivalent to its branded counterpart but usually costs less.
How much influence do drug companies have on what your GP prescribes you?
27 Aug 2008 |
GPs are bombarded with marketing and promotions from drug companies. This can influence their prescribing habits — and this isn’t in the best interest of consumers.
Can a pill improve brain function and help prevent dementia?
21 Jul 2008 |
There are pills on the market that claim these benefits, and more. They can set you back anything from $10 to $70 a bottle. But do they work?