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Pharmacists are on the front line of diabetes care, writes Louis Roller Facts: 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes. Around 1.7 million Australians have …

Pharmacists can advise on a range of issues around eye health, including the use of drops and preventive advice, writes Louis Roller Pharmacists are often confronted with customers displaying eye …

Common cold season is here, and it’s time to brush up on how to treat them, writes Louis Roller The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viral infectious disease of …

Winter is a good time to counsel people with eczema about a few misconceptions, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen The crisp cool weather at the beginning of …

There’s much more to continence than stocking a few pads, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Continence in pharmacy is often thought of as shelves of pads that take up far more space …

With all states and territories now offering pharmacist vaccination, it’s more important than ever to be up to date on the flu, writes Louis Roller Influenza (the flu) is a …

As well as helping Australians access bowel cancer screening kits, pharmacists can help educate them about the risks, writes Louis Roller Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer, colon cancer or rectal …

Pharmacists can help people to identify when they need to investigate vision changes, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen That row of bath tiles you know are straight, …

Pharmacists can play a key role in advising on their patients’ CVD risk and how to mitigate it, writes Louis Roller Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to have a major effect …

People with asthma need a better understanding of the illness, writes Louis Roller Over two million Australians have asthma—about one in 10 adults and about one in nine or 10 …

Is it always best practice to reduce blood pressure? writes Ben Basger The decision to treat someone for hypertension should be based on their cardiovascular risk ─ that is, the …

Where GP services are limited or lacking, why can’t pharmacists start getting ex-servicemen and women the help they need? wonders Karalyn Huxhagen It always astounds me, when speaking with patients …