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Disease State Management


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 …

Early detection and adherence to treatment are vital to slow glaucoma progression. Pharmacists have a vital role to play in counselling patients to have regular eye checks and, for those …

Panic attacks are surprisingly common and, depending on how frequently they occur, can result in panic disorder. This article describes both conditions and the relationship between them, and how panic …

This article explores some of the common possible causes of nausea and vomiting such as infections, cancer, pregnancy and the adverse effects of many drugs. It also discusses drug choices …

Eating disorders are a group of psychological disorders typically characterised by pathological disturbances associated with attitudes and behaviours related to food, body weight control, and a severe concern with body …