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Upper gastrointestinal symptoms are common complaints discussed and treated in pharmacy. Pharmacists are well placed to identify potential medicine related causes and make recommendations to remove or reduce the risk. …

The recent TGA decision to down-schedule melatonin in modified release tablets containing 2mg or less of melatonin for the short-term treatment of primary insomnia, and approval for it to be …

The risk of medicine-related adverse ocular events is increasing as our population ages. By knowing the warning signs of the more serious adverse events, pharmacists can improve outcomes for their …

As the prevalence of furry animals in homes has increased over the years, so has the incidence of allergic diseases. Pharmacists can play an important role in educating their customers …

This article explores the role of the lung microbiome, the gut–lung axis, and the current evidence relating to the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of respiratory tract …

As antibiotics are often managed sub-optimally and overused, it is important for pharmacists to keep up-to-date with Australian guidelines on management of RTIs, especially in children, and to provide reassurance, …

Community pharmacy is often the first place parents go to when their children experience pain. In this article, pharmacist Zaheeda Patel describes the tools available to adequately assess pain in …

Community pharmacists can make a significant contribution to decreasing colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality in Australia by encouraging screening, encouraging their customers to discuss signs and symptoms with their GP, …

Laryngopharyngeal—or silent—reflux is a significant cause of refractory ENT symptoms. Yet, despite its prevalence and associated risks, it remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. By Dr Brett MacFarlane, PhD, BPharm (Hons), senior pharmacist, …

Pharmacists are well placed to help reduce the risk of glaucoma progression by recognising the signs and symptoms, counselling on appropriate medication use, and aiding in medication adherence, writes Dr …

Tinea pedis is the most common skin condition caused by fungal infection, with around one in four adults experiencing ‘athlete’s foot’ at some time in their lives. Community pharmacists play …