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Pharmacists have a valuable role to assist people with skin conditions better manage their care. Education and often simple measures can improve the quality of life for people with chronic …

There is no cure for restless legs syndrome, however, by providing appropriate advice, pharmacists can help their patients manage the disorder and minimise symptoms. By Dr Louis Roller PhD, MSc, …

Many medicines may cause weight gain, which can result in non-adherence. This article aims to examine choices of medication for common medical conditions that have the least negative impact on …

Pharmacists are well-placed to educate at-risk patients about the different types of stroke, provide advice on the major risk factors and related lifestyle choices, as well as drug treatments for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Exposure to traumatic events commonly results in a degree of psychological distress. In most instances psychological symptoms of distress settle down in the days to weeks following the event. However, …

Despite being a common condition, delirium is poorly recognised, and cases are often missed. As medications are one of the most common causes of delirium, pharmacists and general practitioners have …

As medicines experts, pharmacists have the opportunity to improve medication adherence and health outcomes of patients with bipolar disorder. By Associate Professor Louis Roller PhD, MSc, BPharm, BSc, Dip Ed, …

Urinary tract infection is one of the most common infections in older adults, accounting for around 25% of all in infections in this age group. This article identifies the common …

This article addresses the many issues pertaining to fibromyalgia, a condition (or conditions) often misdiagnosed or dismissed by doctors, leaving the patient in pain. It is important that pharmacists are …