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What impact can pharmacists have on the uptake of DAAs? asks Carlene McMaugh Hepatitis C is now in a unique category of conditions where we have a medication that can …

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 …

It’s a stigmatised and often poorly understood condition… but what is the pharmacist’s role in managing ADHD? asks Karalyn Huxhagen Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a complex …

Louis Roller lists 10 pharmacist counselling points for people with depression “If there be a hell on earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man’s heart.” —Robert Burton, …

Just how much benefit is there in giving statins for secondary prevention for those 80 and over? wonders Ben Basger Do you have patients taking statins who have aged into …

So-called minor ailments can have a significant impact on patients’ lives, writes Carlene McMaugh Common ailments are those conditions that a person would reasonably be expected to self-treat on their …

Carlene McMaugh takes a look at the latest medicines used to help manage diabetes Medicines used to assist in the treatment of diabetes have expanded considerably in recent years as …

Incontinence is a widespread condition with a range of different causes and treatments, writes Louis Roller  Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from …

Palliative care needs to be all about the patient, writes Ben Basger Do you think palliative care is about helping people die or helping people live? If people either with …

Ben Basger shares ten things to know about Influenza Influenza is a serious problem. It is estimated to be responsible for 300,000 general practitioner consultations, 18 000 hospital admissions and …

Pharmacists need to think beyond the headlines when it comes to dependence on medications, writes Karalyn Huxhagen When we think about dependence on medications our minds quickly consider opioids, benzodiazepines, …

Louis Roller takes an in-depth look at high blood pressure, its treatments and its consequences Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently …