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Providing support and strategies to improve the likelihood of smoking cessation and manage side effects and withdrawal symptoms is an important role for pharmacists. Smoking abstinence rates can be improved …

Pharmacists play a critical role in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. With appropriate counselling, a pharmacist can shape the outcome for patients. By Tim Stewart, clinical men’s health pharmacist Learning …

While there are several drug classes available for treating type 2 diabetes, the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are one of the newer classes of pharmacological agents. By Carrie Stewart, …

Pharmacists have an important role in improving patients’ awareness about menopause, MHT options and treatment adherence. They also have a role in assisting prescribers when MHT medicines are in shortage …

Providing evidence-based reassurance and information regarding the safety and efficacy of the modern hormonal contraceptive methods is an essential role of community pharmacists. In this first of two articles on …

Pharmacists are ideally placed to support couples in their fertility treatment journey by helping them understand the rationale for the various prescribed treatments and refer them to appropriate resources or …

When it comes to the treatment of medication overuse headache, pharmacists have an important role to play in facilitating patient education. By David McLaren BPharmSci, MPharm, MPH, Professional Development Pharmacist, …

An inaccurate or unverified allergy label can have a significant impact on both the individual patient and on the community. Pharmacists can educate, support and reassure patients with known or …

A good understanding of the evidence and safety of non-hormonal treatment options for menopausal symptoms is important to guide women in making informed choices that can improve quality of life …

Helping a customer with sleeping difficulty involves identifying and minimising any obstacles to achieving sleep and then tailoring appropriate interventions, which may well include non-pharmacological approaches and complementary medicines, writes …

Despite the accumulating body of scientific knowledge about, and the growing demand for access to products derived from medicinal cannabis, there is still an absence of the clinical trial data …

From June 2021, pharmacists will have another option for the non-prescription management of sleep disorder in the target population, melatonin. This second of two articles by pharmacist David Pache focuses …