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Christmas isn’t a happy time for everybody, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen, but pharmacists can help Christmas is usually a time for celebration, being with family and …

Medication reviews for people with intellectual disability are a key tool in addressing an access gap in an underserved population, writes Manya Angley The authors of a recent systematic review …

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and its treatments require evaluation of symptom control, writes Ben Basger The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has recommended that doctors don’t use proton pump inhibitors …

Increasing older patients’ agency in their own health care needs to be balanced against the issues this raises, writes Ben Basger Older patients often relate their treatment experiences and choices. …

Ben Basger takes a look at antiretroviral therapy for HIV… Here is a brief story in point form about drug treatment for adults infected with HIV that you might find …

There’s been a lot of debate on upscheduling codeine, writes Phil Spyrou, but if it happens, pharmacists will have an opportunity to help migraine sufferers The final decision on whether …

Tinea, in all its incarnations, is a common problem seen in pharmacies, writes Louis Roller Tinea (ringworm) is a contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by …

Professor Peter Carroll, Dr Rebekah Moles, Dr Slade Matthews, Stuart Nankivell and Nick Logan (Members of the NSW Poisons Advisory Committee) on why they think upscheduling combination codeine products is …

As the final decision on OTC codeine scheduling draws near, ASMI’s Deon Schoombie ponders some of the drawbacks of upscheduling In the lead up to the announcement of the final …

Australians may be more aware in the 21st century of safe sun behaviours, but the incidence of skin cancer remains high and pharmacists need to be vigilant, writes Louis Roller. …

ASMI’s Deon Schoombie takes a look at how the prototype real-time monitoring system for OTC codeine would work During the last few weeks there has been substantial discussion about the …

Chemical warfare, or the focus on retail and profit, is killing the community pharmacy, writes Mouhamad Zoghbi Today’s business culture has become cutthroat. There is no place for the faint …