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Karalyn Huxhagen outlines a plethora of resources and thought-provoking materials to help pharmacists interested in deprescribing Whether you are standing in a community pharmacy, performing a HMR, working in a …

Jarrod McMaugh and Carlene McMaugh talk device technique, thunderstorm asthma and treatment for allergic rhinitis Despite the name, seasonal rhinitis is actually a perennial issue for pharmacists – atopy is …

Louis Roller takes a look at COPD and practice points for pharmacists “When you can’t breathe … nothing else matters” COPD is characterised by airflow limitation that is not fully …

Karalyn Huxhagen unpicks the ways in which pharmacists should be utilised in residential aged care… with appropriate remuneration The recent announcement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care facilities is …

Bone density is a surrogate for fracture risk, write Jarrod McMaugh and Carlene McMaugh Pharmacists are well versed in the nature of bone density and how it affects the risks …

Pharmacists need to be vigilant when it comes to drug-drug interactions to which people with dementia are vulnerable, writes Ben Basger Drug–drug interactions (DDIs) are an important reason for admission …

Issues caused by poor sleep can be wide-ranging, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Insomnia is defined by the American College of Physicians as “dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality and is associated …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at the patient perspective regarding stroke… and how pharmacists can help The pathophysiology of stroke is one that pharmacists are familiar with, and does not …

What do you know about medication overuse headache? Ben Basger delves into the issue This is headache in people who overuse analgesia, where the analgesia leads to the paradoxical effect of …

Asthma is much more than just the wheeze when symptoms appear, writes Louis Roller More than two million Australians have asthma – about one in 10 adults and about one …

Ben Basger takes a look at issues around preventive health for all the family Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Red book (or ‘Guidelines …

Ben Basger takes a look at some of the issues around older people taking multiple medicines When polypharmacy is practiced on our vulnerable older patients, bad outcomes occur. Adverse drug …