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Pharmacists can help identify patients at risk of serious injury from falls, writes Ben Basger Falls may result in serious injury. For example, 12 months after a hip fracture in …

There are many opportunities for pharmacists to help improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, but it’s a complex area to work in, writes Karalyn …

It may be time to change your thinking about osteoarthritis, writes Ben Basger Osteoarthritis is the leading musculoskeletal cause of disability in Western society. It is the most common form …

Pharmacists can have a key role in helping patients take glaucoma medicines correctly, writes Louis Roller Glaucoma is one of numerous eye diseases and visual impairment which increase threefold with …

Cannabis is frequently reported to have positive effects in the treatment of epilepsy—Ben Basger examines the evidence Despite the availability and judicious use of more than 15 different antiseizure drugs, …

Pharmacists have a key role to play in referring women with menstrual trouble for investigation, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The customer that asks about menstrual disorders is opening up a very …

When it comes to recommending CAMs, pharmacists need to know which are supported by evidence, writes Ben Basger Which CAMs do you recommend in the treatment of some of your …

From latex allergy to why you shouldn’t wear two condoms, Louis Roller takes a look at this most important of contraceptive devices “Safe sex is an act of self-love.”             …

Parents may find calculating dosage for children challenging, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen A young mother comes into your pharmacy with her two sick children, clutching a …

The very hot weather Australia is currently experiencing brings a high risk of dehydration, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The very young and older people are more prone to dehydration in hot …

It’s all too easy for patients to make New Year’s Resolutions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, and then abandon them… but pharmacists can help keep them on track. I am sure we …

Christmas isn’t a happy time for everybody, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen, but pharmacists can help Christmas is usually a time for celebration, being with family and …