Vaccination gives pharmacists more ability to educate consumers about the flu, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The flu season is well and truly here. Pharmacy vaccination services are increasingly being utilised across …

Karalyn Huxhagen looks at helping new parents, particularly during trying times and natural disasters Parenting comes with lots of advice, books to read, YouTube to watch and a thousand tales …

Karalyn Huxhagen looks at the role of pharmacists in mental health services Beyond Blue announced this week that Julia Gillard will be replacing Jeff Kennett at its head. Beyond Blue …

Health care systems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians require know-how to navigate, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The burden of disease in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) population …

Pharmacists, not pharmacy assistants, need to intervene more in complementary medicine, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Self service of all complementary medicines in pharmacy comes with a plethora of issues. How many …

We all know adherence is a problem, so why should new year’s resolutions be any different? writes Karalyn Huxhagen One year at APP, I watched a presentation by Kos Sclavos …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at opioid induced bowel dysfunction The close relationship between diarrhoea and constipation is a situation that pharmacists commonly encounter. The use of many medications can …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at fungal infections Pharmacists are continually presented with rashes and itchy skin. The rash can be so many different things, but luckily the treatment is …

How could pharmacists help provide services which are scant in rural areas? wonders Karalyn Huxhagen Since the third community pharmacy agreement, the focus has been on developing professional programs including …

Allergies and seasonal rhinitis are not just a minor condition that can be easily dismissed, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Spring is fast becoming summer and the hot winds and pollen in …

The range of benefits from pharmacist vaccination is huge, and so is the potential, writes Karalyn Huxhagen FIP recently released ‘An overview of current pharmacy impact on immunisation: A global …

Australians need to be encouraged to make the time for screening programs, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Pink October is a major event to raise the awareness of all cancers that affect …