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Pharmacists advising people to quit increases abstinence rates, explains Amy Page Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.  The prevalence of people who smoke has reduced over …

It’s that time of year to think not just about travelling… but some of the unintented consequences, writes Amy Page As we approach the coming season, many people may be …

Amy Page takes a look at the causes of acne in teenagers—and adults—and ways to help Acne is characteristically found primarily on the face, neck, shoulders or trunk. The presence of …

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 …

Brad Butt looks at why intracavernosal injections are underused in erectile dysfunction, and what can be done about it Intracavernosal injections are often percieved as the ‘pointy end’ of erectile …

Ben Basger looks at poor sunscreen adherence, drug reactions to sunlight and how to handle a sunburn Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause a lot more besides sunburn, such as photoageing, …

Pharmacists have a significant role to play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Louis Roller “Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and …

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; …

Don’t just let patients self-select a swallowed antihistamine… an intervention could really help, writes Ben Basger There is an interesting table in the Australian Medicines Handbook that lists the symptoms …

Amy Page takes a look at the medicines that can be used to treat women’s symptoms during the perimenopause Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 in …

Carlene McMaugh discusses the link between bipolar disorder and diabetes mellitus… including the role of treatment The link between Bipolar Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus has been well documented for several …

All strategies to prevent or manage osteoporosis are not created equal, writes Ben Basger Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners published online a document called …