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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 …

More than one in five Australians do not get enough vitamin D. Pharmacists are well placed to provide advice on lifestyle changes and appropriate use of supplements for individuals to …

Treating allergic rhinitis early in the allergy season with intranasal corticosteroids reduces its impact. By Dr Brett MacFarlane, PhD, BPharm (Hons), Chief Pharmacist, Australasian College of Pharmacy Learning objectives After …

This article discusses the recommended management pathway of acute low back pain (LBP) in primary care, including the ‘red flags’ that pharmacists should be aware of for referral. In particular, …

Cough is among the most common conditions for which patients seek the advice of community pharmacists. By David McLaren, BPharmSci, MPharm, MPH, professional development pharmacist, Australasian College of Pharmacy Learning …

An understanding of the basics of pain assessment and practical measures to manage acute pain in a pharmacy setting will ensure pharmacists are able to propose appropriate management strategies and …

Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to be able to advise patients suffering from dry eye symptoms, whether they are actively seeking help for their symptoms or not. By Megan Zabell, BOptom, …

Frequent hand washing and avoiding touching the face are indisputably the most important intervention for reducing the risk of infection with the common cold. Even so, consumers will be seeking …

Urinary incontinence is a common condition which, in most cases, can be managed in primary care by conservative measures, with additional pharmacotherapy if required. Pharmacists can have an important role …

Topical antifungal preparations are used to treat a variety of fungal skin infections such as tinea and napkin dermatitis. Combination corticosteroid/antifungal creams can be useful to relieve inflamed or itchy …

Four out of five Australians will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Inadequate management of an episode of acute non-specific low back pain can increase a …