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The prevalence of gout is increasing in Australia, and pharmacists have a key role to play in its treatment and management, writes Brad Butt When one thinks about gout they …

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 …

During the COVID-19 pandemic it’s more important than ever to flatten the flu curve, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen There have been a total of 20,340 laboratory …

Carlene McMaugh takes a look at the treatment of certain substance use disorders: amphetamines and other stimulants Pharmacy plays a key role in the treatment of substance use disorders in …

Louis Roller takes a look at the bane of parents everywhere: head lice Head lice or nits (Pediculus humanus capitus) are small, wingless insects that live, breed and feed on …

Brad Butt takes an in-depth look at testosterone and deficiency Testosterone is an androgen or hormone and it is the dominant male sex hormone. At puberty the testicles typically start …

The value, convenience and accessibility of pharmacists as immunisers is more evident than ever in the times of COVID-19, write Chris Campbell, Dr Esther Lau and Prof Lisa Nissen The …

Pharmacists need to provide specific counselling on what to expect when using medicine to terminate a pregnancy, writes Carlene McMaugh Medical abortion is the term used to describe the use …

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 …

It’s important to spend time with patients who have anxiety, writes Louis Roller Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s …

Managing medications is crucial for Aboriginal Australians with chronic disease, writes Amy Page More Aboriginal Australians are living to greater ages. This means that problems of suboptimal prescribing for chronic …

Tony Hall, Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen take a look at the current state of play with medicinal cannabis Patient demand for medicinal cannabis is still growing. Currently, there are …