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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 …

Topical corticosteroids (TCS) have long been a part of atopic eczema management—but how often have you considered the formulation when recommending TCS options to your patients? Watch this webinar to …

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 …

Migraine attacks occurring around menstruation are more severe and harder to treat. This article looks at the presentation and types of menstrual migraine, as well as common medications used for …

Although many medicines can be taken safely with food, some have the potential for clinically significant food–medicine interactions that may reduce or increase the medicine’s effect, potentially causing harm to …

People with cosmetic or skin care sensitive skin should not use botanical products just because they are natural. Each individual ingredient must be assessed before a product can be considered …

Breastfeeding mothers may express concerns regarding their diet, and the impact it has on their capacity to continue breastfeeding, or their infant’s nutrition. Pharmacists can assist mothers by providing them …

The first step in managing a patient with urticaria is to try and classify the nature of the condition. This will determine which, if any, investigations are necessary. Antihistamines remain …

With increased awareness, pharmacists can help assist patients to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and prevent cardiovascular and other complications with early referral. By Dr Jenny Gowan …

While oral corticosteroids (OCS) are effective for reducing inflammation and for immunosuppression in several chronic conditions, frequent corticosteroid use is associated with substantial adverse effects. Pharmacists can play an important …