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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 …

Pharmacists can help tackle the myths and misunderstandings around endometriosis, writes Carlene McMaugh Endometriosis is a condition that has an average time to diagnosis of seven years. This extraordinary amount …

Pharmacists need to really engage with expecting mums about their medicines and concerns, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen Being pregnant can be an exciting and harrowing time. …

What is the pharmacist’s role in assistance with fertility? Bev Mistry-Cable takes an in-depth look Many couples may experience difficulty in falling pregnant, with one in six Australian couples struggling …

Pharmacy needs to retain its edge over supermarkets when it comes to NRT, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is growing in popularity due to a few reasons: High …

Pharmacists advising people to quit increases abstinence rates, explains Amy Page Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.  The prevalence of people who smoke has reduced over …