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Pulmonary hypertension can be a devastating disease that is easily missed in the early stages because of its typically nonspecific presentation with gradually increasing dyspnoea. Early diagnosis and treatment are …

Chronic cough is a common and distressing symptom among older people living in the community and in residential aged care. Pharmacists conducting comprehensive medication reviews have an opportunity to identify …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Vulvovaginitis is a common problem yet discussing the various aspects of vulvovaginal infections can be difficult for both patient and pharmacist. It is therefore important for the pharmacist to be …

Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux are common during pregnancy. An understanding of which non-prescription medicines are appropriate during pregnancy is essential to providing the best advice and recommendations. By Kevin de …

Know your progestogen from your progestin and progesterone? Bio-identical hormones vs. body-identical? Natural or synthetic treatments? Every woman will be affected by menopause in some way, either via symptoms or …

Pharmacists are repeatedly asked for pain relief for headache. With the availability of small quantities of some triptans in Australia from February 2021 for Pharmacist Only supply, patients with a …

Frailty is common in patients with COPD and is associated with poorer health outcomes, hospital admissions and failure to complete pulmonary rehabilitation. Early recognition of frailty in the natural course …

Faced with a patient whose demands put you in a professional quandary, what steps can you take to retain: professional identity and respect in the face of other healthcare professionals …

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 …