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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 …

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: PART 2 Emerging evidence suggests that allergic rhinitis can have a major impact on children’s daily activities and academic performance. A better understanding of the full impact of …

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: PART 1 This article discusses the importance of understanding environmental triggers as part of a shared decision-making approach to allergic rhinitis management in the pharmacy. By Professor Sinthia …

The evolving evidence for the role of nutrition in epigenetic programming and its impact on the first 1000 days of life means that it is no longer good enough to …

IMMUNITY AND IMMUNE HEALTH MINI-SERIES This third and final instalment of the Immunity and Immune Health series provides an overview of the key steps to consider when a customer presents …