Knowing how to begin patient conversations about opioid tapering can be challenging so NPS MedicineWise offers some practice tips to get the conversation off on the right footing. Use the …

With opioid literacy an ongoing problem, Carers Australia is urging pharmacists to play a more active role in identifying carers of people relying on opioids for pain relief, and to …

A campaign aims to make Australians shingles-aware — and one group says pharmacists could help. A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk …

Pharmacists can make a difference to the burden of headache and migraine, given research shows GPs aren’t adequately trained and 50% of patients haven’t even been properly diagnosed. The 2020-21 …

Lockdown stress has hit chronic pain patients hard but those with more resilience, flexibility and acceptance have coped better, research finds. Chronic pain patients experienced increased pain, anxiety, depression and …

With the number of people with chronic pain increasing and access to some pharmacological treatments reducing, pharmacists should be supported to offer services beyond medication supply. Despite regulatory changes aimed …

Despite its prevalence, children’s pain is poorly understood, often ignored and under-treated, say pain experts in a new report. Undertreated, unrecognised or poorly managed pain in childhood leads to important …

Low back pain is leading cause of disability in the world, yet common treatments like paracetamol are ineffective, a wide-ranging review of the evidence has found Pharmacists will be no …

By asking women how many days per month they suffer pain, you can differentiate between dysmenorrhoea alone (2–3 days) and complex central pain sensitisation (most days), says gynaecologist and pelvic pain …

Many people are experiencing pain seven days a week affecting their ability to work and function, a musculoskeletal health survey finds.1 Living with a musculoskeletal condition is negatively effecting the …

Wearing stable, supportive footwear reduces knee pain significantly in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis, according to results of a randomised, controlled trial1 presented at the OARSI 2021 World Congress. Clinical …

An innovative opioid education program is helping pharmacists feel more confident to raise issues like opioid harm—as well as discuss alternative treatment options with their patients. The NPS Medicinewise program1 was …