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Keep an eye on patients being discharged from hospital, as they may have been prescribed a potentially inappropriate medicine, writes Ben Basger Would you know if an older patient of …

Some pharmacies are almost in lockdown while others are barely acknowledging COVID-19 at all… this inconsistency confuses the public, writes Karalyn Huxhagen SA Health this week announced COVID testing in …

Biosimilars and the pharmacist’s role in their supply remains controversial, writes Carlene McMaugh Biological pharmaceutical products have been a part of the landscape of therapeutics for a number of years …

Louis Roller looks at the risk factors and preventive strategies for falls Falls are a main cause of morbidity and disability in older persons. More than one-third of persons 65 years …

Louis Roller takes a look at a common but often stigmatised condition “The hardest thing about ADHD is it is ‘invisible’ to outsiders. People just assume that we are not …

With all the challenges 2020 has thrown at us, stress management is more important than ever, writes Louis Roller In these difficult stressful days of catastrophic bushfires, floods, COVID-19, recession, …

Brad Butt takes a look at the causes, types and treatments of hair loss in men and women To understand hair loss you must first have an understanding of the …

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 …