Ben Basger looks at poor sunscreen adherence, drug reactions to sunlight and how to handle a sunburn Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause a lot more besides sunburn, such as photoageing, …

Don’t just let patients self-select a swallowed antihistamine… an intervention could really help, writes Ben Basger There is an interesting table in the Australian Medicines Handbook that lists the symptoms …

All strategies to prevent or manage osteoporosis are not created equal, writes Ben Basger Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners published online a document called …

Ben Basger takes a look at helping patients with asthma better control the condition Do you have any patients on Symbicort 400/12 mcg or Seretide 500/50 mcg inhalers? Have they …

Just how much benefit is there in giving statins for secondary prevention for those 80 and over? wonders Ben Basger Do you have patients taking statins who have aged into …

Palliative care needs to be all about the patient, writes Ben Basger Do you think palliative care is about helping people die or helping people live? If people either with …

Ben Basger shares ten things to know about Influenza Influenza is a serious problem. It is estimated to be responsible for 300,000 general practitioner consultations, 18 000 hospital admissions and …

Ben Basger takes a look at the drug-related consequences of back pain treatment You might be interested to know about the types of people who presented to the accident and …

Ben Basger takes a look at the importance of non-pharmacological treatments in Parkinson’s Disease The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes guidelines for disease management. For Parkinson’s …

When it’s unintended, weight loss in older people may indicate a significant underlying problem, writes Ben Basger Unintentional weight loss may occur in up to 15-20% of older adults (those …

Pharmacists need to be vigilant when it comes to drug-drug interactions to which people with dementia are vulnerable, writes Ben Basger Drug–drug interactions (DDIs) are an important reason for admission …

What do you know about medication overuse headache? Ben Basger delves into the issue This is headache in people who overuse analgesia, where the analgesia leads to the paradoxical effect of …