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There are numerous aetiologies for cough, so it is important for pharmacists to take a practical approach to assess each patient and provide guidance and appropriate strategies for effective management …

Pharmacists can have an important role in supporting their patients manage their COPD medications, inhaler selection and technique, as well as non-pharmacological strategies to help improve quality of life. By …

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a relatively common condition, especially among those with dry eye. This article describes the many medications or conditions seen in the pharmacy that may be …

Pharmacists can potentially play a key role in the management of BPH, allowing patients to maximise symptom relief by educating them on all available treatment options. By Tim Stewart, clinical …

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted provisional approval for two new oral medications that are indicated for use in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 infections to prevent disease progression and hospitalisations. What …

This article discusses the importance of managing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) in primary care including the typical features that pharmacists should be aware of. It examines the role of pharmacotherapy …

The vast majority of sore throats are caused by viruses. Yet pharmacists still tend to recommend lozenges containing antiseptic/antibacterial ingredients with mostly in vitro evidence to support their effectiveness. This …

While brand switching in epilepsy is not encouraged, the high prevalence of antiseizure medications shortages, particularly for generic brands, means that avoidance of brand switching is not always possible. In …

Combined oral contraceptive pills (COCs) and progestogen-only oral contraceptive pills (POPs), are the most commonly used contraceptives in Australia.1 Many factors affect the choice of oral contraceptives. POPs may be …

This review aims to provide an evidence-based update for pharmacists on available emergency contraceptive options to assist women in their decision-making and ensure their practice aligns with the current requirements …

Presentations of many conditions that feature abdominal pain are similar and can be difficult to differentiate. It is vitally important for pharmacists to be able to identify the red flags …