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The article ‘Investigation of nausea: how far to go before referral’ by Dr Eliot Roach published in the July 2015 issue of Medicine Today (pages 40 to 44) contained two errors. In Table 1 on page 42, metformin was incorrectly listed as a sulfonylurea when it is in fact a biguanide. Glipizide has been added to the table as an example of a sulfonylurea that can induce nausea. Also on page 42, under the Treatment of nausea heading, for clarification the first sentence in the second paragraph has been reworded to state ‘Metoclopramide and prochlorperazine are suitable for short-term use. Note that younger patients have a higher incidence of acute dystonia as a side effect of these drugs.’ We apologise to the author and readers for these errors and any confusion they may have caused. A corrected version of the article may be downloaded from the archive section of the Medicine Today website.

 

The article ‘Childhood immunisation in Australia: 2015 update’ by Dr Thomas Allen, Dr Melina Georgousakis and Associate Professor Kristine Macartney published in the July 2015 issue of Medicine Today (pages 16 to 23) contained an error. The expected starting date for the inclusion of the 18-month booster dose of diphtheria–tetanus–acellular pertussis (DTPa) vaccine on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) is October 2015, not 1 January 2016. The date appeared incorrectly on pages 16 (key points), 18 (footnotes to the Table) and 21. We apologise to our readers for this error and any confusion it may have caused. A corrected version of the article may be downloaded from the archive section of the Medicine Today website.