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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. …

Does the schism between clinical pharmacy and community pharmacy actually exist? wonders Taren Gill—and could it be a barrier to pharmacists offering professional services? During a session at APP2015 on …

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 …

Don’t panic about the $1 pharmacy copayment discount—and don’t automatically assume you should offer it, writes Mal Scrymgeour

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 …

Most pharmacy leaders are men: so where are the women leaders in pharmacy? writes Samantha Kourtis The vast majority of pharmacy students and graduates are now women; yet less than …

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 …

There’s no excuse for just going through the motions in pharmacy, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I admit to being one of those people who seek out the programs that can assist …

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 …

Cause marketing is a great way to get pharmacy customers to care about your business. The catch is you need to really mean it, writes Ian Shanks There’s a lot …

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. …

A crackdown on access to codeine combination analgesics could leave us all worse off, writes Dr Deon Schoombie. Millions of Australians use over-the-counter medicines on a regular basis for a …