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Brad Butt looks at why intracavernosal injections are underused in erectile dysfunction, and what can be done about it Intracavernosal injections are often percieved as the ‘pointy end’ of erectile …

Ben Basger looks at poor sunscreen adherence, drug reactions to sunlight and how to handle a sunburn Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause a lot more besides sunburn, such as photoageing, …

Pharmacists have a significant role to play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Louis Roller “Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and …

A recent case of probable serotonin toxicity provides a good example of the importance of deprescribing, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Deprescribing covers many areas: removing medication that is no longer needed; …

Don’t just let patients self-select a swallowed antihistamine… an intervention could really help, writes Ben Basger There is an interesting table in the Australian Medicines Handbook that lists the symptoms …

Amy Page takes a look at the medicines that can be used to treat women’s symptoms during the perimenopause Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 in …

Carlene McMaugh discusses the link between bipolar disorder and diabetes mellitus… including the role of treatment The link between Bipolar Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus has been well documented for several …

All strategies to prevent or manage osteoporosis are not created equal, writes Ben Basger Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners published online a document called …

Pharmacists can play an important role in helping patients with dementia and their carers, writes Louis Roller Dementia is a syndrome due to disease of the brain, usually of a …

Early intervention by a pharmacist could help with insomnia, writes Carlene McMaugh According to the Sleep Health Foundation[1], approximately 10% of people experience insomnia at any one time, while about …

Ben Basger takes a look at helping patients with asthma better control the condition Do you have any patients on Symbicort 400/12 mcg or Seretide 500/50 mcg inhalers? Have they …

A significant portion of people who have atrial fibrillation will have no symptoms or may not recognise symptoms… so what’s the best way to detect it? asks Carlene McMaugh Atrial …