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Frail older people are vulnerable to minimal stress that can lead to functional impairment and adverse health outcomes. Pharmacists conducting medication reviews need to screen for frailty and consider the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: PART 1 This article discusses the importance of understanding environmental triggers as part of a shared decision-making approach to allergic rhinitis management in the pharmacy. By Professor Sinthia …

This article discusses the availability of medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP) in Australia, and the training required for pharmacists to become a registered dispenser of the drugs used to perform …

Pharmacists can assist women in the preconception period by screening for medication issues, optimising chronic disease management and counselling on nutritional supplementation. By Rachel Morrison MPharm(Hons), BPharmSci, Resource Development Pharmacist, …

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 …

Patients with complex medication regimens show poor adherence to therapy so it stands to reason that reducing medicines complexity has been shown to improve adherence. Simplification of complex medication regimens …

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, …

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 …