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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 …

Supporting breastfeeding is important, but many parents need advice on alternatives, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen As a profession, pharmacists encourage and support breastfeeding. However, for whatever …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at the impact different medicines can have on oral and dental health Pharmacists are a great resource for people when they have a question about …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at chronic viral hepatitis, the subtypes and stigma surrounding the conditions Chronic Viral Hepatitis affects close to half a million Australians, and is responsible for …

Pharmacists can do a lot to help wounds heal well, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The practice of wound care in pharmacy can be relatively simple, or the pharmacy may choose to …

Are pharmacists putting themselves at professional risk by selling non-evidence-based preparations like homeopathy? Jarrod McMaugh investigates Non-evidence-based medicine is a contentious area of healthcare, and pharmacists need to be aware …

Substance abuse disorder isn’t just about opioids or illicit drugs, writes Karalyn Huxhagen When we think of substances that are abused we mainly consider illicit drugs and medications such as …