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Various conditions and medications can be a cause of dental and oral problems, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, as can a range of habits consumers may not realise can damage their teeth. …

Presentations with respiratory tract infections may offer pharmacists an opportunity to educate patients about their antibiotic use, writes Ben Basger We know that the vast majority of antibiotics are prescribed …

Providing the best advice on infant formula is a minefield for pharmacists, who don’t have enough resources on feeding Baby themselves, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy is often approached to provide …

New medications for hepatitis C have increased response rates, writes Ben Basger. The majority of patients (approximately 95%) acquire hepatitis C from injecting drug use. Hepatitis C virus and HIV …

Treating patients with chronic pain can be a complex, long-term relationship, especially if codeine is involved, writes Karalyn Huxhagen. Like all community pharmacists, I kick myself when I fall for …

Diabetes needs a patient-centred approach, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen For many people, diabetes can start insidiously, without people knowing or being aware that they have diabetes. …

Helping treat and manage addiction through pharmacotherapy is part of a complex process, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen, from the School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of …

Incontinence carries a stigma that makes it difficult for many sufferers to ask their pharmacist for help, writes 2010 PSA Pharmacist of the Year Karalyn Huxhagen. Preparing the pharmacy to …

Pharmacists can play a key role in helping their customers to be more active, writes 2010 PSA Pharmacist of the Year Karalyn Huxhagen. As pharmacists we are all aware that …

Tobacco smoking and addiction is the major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in Australia; pharmacists are very well placed to assist with smoking cessation. Smokers are at increased risk …

Macular degeneration is a progressive, chronic disease affecting the central part of the retina responsible for central sight. This affects the ability to read, drive, recognise faces and perform activities …

Australian Health Survey data for 2011–12 indicate that about 10% of the population has hypertensive disease, 10% asthma and 10% depression. General Practitioners report that the most common chronic diseases …