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 …

Ben Basger takes a look at issues around preventive health for all the family Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Red book (or ‘Guidelines …

Ben Basger takes a look at some of the issues around older people taking multiple medicines When polypharmacy is practiced on our vulnerable older patients, bad outcomes occur. Adverse drug …

It’s important to look into whether use of certain medicines is appropriate for people with life-limiting illnesses,writes Ben Basger Pre-existing medical conditions commonly occur in people with life-limiting illnesses. Generally, …

Ben Basger takes a look at hypertension, its causes and the risks it poses What do we know about hypertension in older people? We know that there is a marked …

Ben Basger takes a look at anxiety and its treatment Do you often feel anxious? Do you worry about everything all the time? Has this been going on for months? …

Ben Basger highlights eight key points about glaucoma Glaucoma can eventually lead to complete blindness. It can be present for a long time before one has symptoms, and about half …

In the last days before the codeine upschedule, it’s time to look at how we manage acute pain, writes Ben Basger What do you think about codeine? Are we going …

Pharmacists can help patients stick to their New Year’s Resolutions… but it’s not easy, writes Ben Basger With a new year upon us, it is interesting to reflect upon the …

Weight loss is an uphill battle, which is why a few helpful pieces of advice can matter, writes Ben Basger Here are six reasons why weight management is so hard: the …