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By Compass Immunology, Jul 2 2017 02:53AM

The TGA is introducing new allergen labelling requirements for medicines that may include common food allergens such as egg, nuts and milk (and also gluten).


Further information is available on the TGA website: https://www.tga.gov.au/publication-issue/medicines-safety-update-volume-8-number-3-june-2017#a2


The changes are to be introduced over the next 4 years, so not all medicine labelling may be compliant for some time.



By Compass Immunology, Mar 24 2016 09:11AM

March has seen many changes at Compass Immunology Clinic. We farewelled our long serving, and very much loved nurse Justin, who has decided to have a change of scenery after more than 6 years with us. He will be very much missed and we wish him all the best with his future endeavours.


We have now welcomed 2 new nurses to the team, Sarah and Lena, who are both very experienced and friendly. We are also excited to welcome a new part time receptionist, Bianca to the team.

By Compass Immunology, Mar 3 2015 08:37AM

A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine has demonstrated that regular weekly consumption of peanut starting from an early age (4-11 months old) resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of children developing a peanut allergy over the 5 years of the study.


Children who ate peanut regularly from a young age (6g per week or equivalent of 1 teaspoon of peanut butter per week, from the age of 4-11 months) were 83% less likely to develop an allergy to peanut compared with the group that excluded peanut completely from the diet. The study enrolled 640 children who were considered to be at a high risk of developing peanut allergy due to concurrent severe eczema and/or egg allergy.


A free full text version of the article can be accessed via the New England Journal of Medicine website:


A short video summary of the paper can be viewed here:


By Compass Immunology, Dec 11 2014 07:43AM

Compass Immunology Clinic will be closing from 11am on Tuesday the 23rd of December until 8.30am on Monday the 5th of January. The phone and messages will not be monitored during the period. If you require urgent medical care please - see your local General Practice, or attend your closest Hospital emergency centre. An Immunologist is available on call over the holiday period that your local doctor or Emergency centre will be able to contact. Best wishes from all of us for the Holiday Season.

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By Compass Immunology, Nov 13 2014 03:20AM

Chronic urticaria has a lifetime prevalance of about 1%, and hence is a very common disorder that we see and treat every day at Compass Immunology Clinic. In a recent article in the World Allergy Organisation Journal, some treatment options are discussed.


Chronic Urticaria: New management options. Dr. P. Greenberger.


Fortunately, we are able to access and prescribe these treatments when indicated, as well as a number of newer and novel treatments when required.

By Compass Immunology, Nov 11 2014 04:08AM

Just a reminder that Compass Immunology Clinic will be closed this Friday due to the G20 public holiday in Brisbane. Normal hours will resume on Monday 17th November.

By Compass Immunology, Oct 25 2014 01:01AM

Researchers from James Cook University, Qld, have shown that deliberately infecting coeliac disease sufferers with hookworms results in improved tolerance of gluten. Click here to read more.

By Compass Immunology, Oct 9 2014 01:35PM

We are excited to welcome Jillian Dimock, Accredited Practising Dietitian, to the Compass Immunology Team. Jillian commenced work with Compass in October 2014, She has an interest in food allergies and intolerances in patients of all ages including low FODMAP diets. Jillian also sees children with a range of nutritional and gastrointestinal issues including fussy eating, faltering growth, coeliac disease, constipation and weight management. Jillian takes over from Paula, who is currently on maternity leave.

By Compass Immunology, Oct 4 2014 05:32AM

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are working on a rapidly disintegrating sublingual tablet (RDST) for delivery of adrenaline which could potentially offer an alternative to adrenaline autoinjectors for the treatment of anaphylaxis.

To read the abstract from the recently published article in Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, click here.