Whether it’s simply asking, “Are you ok?”, making a referral, or optimising therapy, pharmacists can be the custodians of their patients’ mental wellbeing According to the National Health Survey, one …

Educate and advise: pharmacy’s front line role as the first line for parents’ seeking advice on children’s minor ailments It’s not surprising that the common cold is one of the …

Pharmacy is often the first stop for patients with heartburn symptoms, but is the best diagnosis and advice being given? Heartburn (acid reflux) is a widespread complaint. According to The …

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) symptoms are common in the community, with many people making pharmacy their first stop for treatment and advice Many studies, both here and overseas, have …

Pharmacists have a key role to play in the prevention of osteoporosis, raising awareness of the risk factors, facilitating further investigation and assisting with treatment adherence More than 1.3 million …

By integrating eye health into everyday practice, pharmacists can support the early detection of many eye conditions According to Vision Initiative, pharmacists, among other primary healthcare providers, can play a …

Pharmacy is often the first stop for patients with suspected respiratory tract infections; presenting an opportunity to provide antibiotic stewardship and self-care advice Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are highly prevalent …

Tooth decay, oral cancer and gum disease are among the many oral health problems that can be prevented by pharmacists  In 2018, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Australian Health …

Australia has been touted as the ‘world’s allergy capital’ due to its high rates of allergies and anaphylaxis, and healthcare professionals say the number of cases continues to rise Allergies …

Despite the growing interest in probiotics, what does the evidence tell us and what advice should pharmacists be giving their customers?  It seems that rising awareness of the link between …

The frequency of suicide in Victoria didn’t change with the onset of COVID-19, however, the pandemic could be a major background stressor: study reveals While COVID-19 is not linked to …

What impact is the COVID-19 vaccine rollout having on the uptake of the flu shot and how can pharmacists promote the importance of the influenza vaccine? According to the Australian …