Pharmacists have a key role as mythbusters, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, which will only grow in importance as a COVID-19 vaccine draws nearer Vaccine hesitancy has always been in the human …

There may be many reasons for bowel symptoms, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The Gastroenterological Society of Australia  (GESA) produced an authoritative text to assist health providers to understand the  classification of  …

Some pharmacies are almost in lockdown while others are barely acknowledging COVID-19 at all… this inconsistency confuses the public, writes Karalyn Huxhagen SA Health this week announced COVID testing in …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at the pharmacist’s role in end of life care, and how they can support patients and their loved ones In community pharmacy we often touch …

These days community pharmacy has a greater opportunity to truly address pain, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Acute pain is defined as: Being of a fast onset and a short duration Stems …

From crushing to patients who have had bariatric surgery, pharmacists need to keep up to date when dealing with swallowing issues, writes Karalyn Huxhagen  Difficulty in swallowing causes may include …

The reality of medication reviews is a program full of band-aids and add-ons, argues Karalyn Huxhagen When Home Medicine Reviews (HMRs) were launched, we were promised interactive programs with GPs …

Karalyn Huxhagen looks at the debilitating condition of vestibular migraine, or migraine-associated vertigo There are many forms of migraine. The term can be used ‘loosely’ by patients presenting to the …

A recent case of probable serotonin toxicity provides a good example of the importance of deprescribing, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Deprescribing covers many areas: removing medication that is no longer needed; …

Language and culture doesn’t have to be a barrier to communication about health and medicines, writes Karalyn Huxhagen When interacting with patients/consumers it is important that they understand the pharmacist …

When patients are discharged from care, what role do pharmacists play… and what role could they be playing? asks Karalyn Huxhagen Pharmacists of all callings touch the patients who are …

Why should pharmacies participate in opioid replacement therapy programs? asks Karalyn Huxhagen There has been a comment of late on pharmacy social media sites as to whether pharmacists should charge …