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As the adage says, the dose makes the poison… but the general public don’t always know that, write Lisa Nissen and Esther Lau An overdose is when more than the …

Pharmacists are well placed to treat leg ulcers in their early stages, writes Carlene McMaugh Leg ulcers may be associated with venous insufficiency, neuropathy, or arterial disease, and may be …

Nosebleed is usually a minor first aid presentation… but don’t be fooled, writes Brad Butt Epistaxis or nosebleed might not be the most common reason for a visit to the …

Brad Butt takes an up-close look at a growing issue Diabetes is: Estimated to affect 1.2 million or 5% of the Australian population Diabetes is ranked in the top 10 …

Louis Roller takes a look the causes, risk factors, treatment and management of gout Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It usually affects one joint …

Louis Roller takes a close-up look at UTIs Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people of all ages accounts for about 12% of potentially preventable hospitalisations and  constitute approximately …

There’s no room for complacency about the flu vaccine this year, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen Looking back on the last 12 months, COVID-19 has and continues to fundamentally …

Pharmacists need to consider what the patient in front of them needs when it comes to EC and medical termination, writes Carlene McMaugh Reproductive health is an area of pharmacists’ …

Pharmacists can be that one person who really makes a difference in mental health, writes Karalyn Huxhagen There are many bodies offering Mental Health First Aid courses e.g. Pharmaceutical Society …

Sore throat is one of those things that affects most of us at some time, particularly over the winter months, says Brad Butt In fact, having a sore throat is …

Brad Butt takes a look at low testosterone levels, what they mean for patients, and what questions patients may have The dominant male androgen is testosterone. Testosterone concentrations in boys …

Louis Roller takes a look at high blood pressure: the risks, the causes and the treatments Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries …