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Here are 14 reasons why doctors may inappropriately prescribe antibiotics, writes Ben Basger Australians are amongst the highest users of antibiotics in the developed world, with approximately one antibiotic prescription …

Pharmacists need to play a key role in helping people with ongoing pain to get assistance, write Dr Esther Lau, Prof Lisa Nissen and Tony Hall You know that awful …

Discussing medicines and Baby mustn’t stop when a baby is born, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Customers will ask about medications during their pregnancy. There are many myths and it is the …

Many people need more help than you’d expect in taking care of their oral health, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy contributes to dental and oral health in many ways: Tooth …

Dr Ben Basger looks at how pharmacists can protect seniors from adverse events caused by medications Did you know that one in four community-living older people are hospitalised for medication-related …

Hepatitis C is curable, and all Australians living with the disease should be considered for antiviral therapy, writes Louis Roller Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver, often characterised …

Medication is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to chronic pain, writes Karalyn Huxhagen What do you think of when you hear the word “chronic”? Long-lasting? Persistent? …

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 …