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While there is no known cure for psoriasis, it is important for pharmacists to emphasise to patients that it is a treatable disease. Optimism and encouragement are justified to make …

Pharmacists can play an influential role in optimising treatment for pregnant women with hypertension by boosting both their knowledge and confidence, leading to improved adherence. By Sheshtyn Paola, MPH, clinical …

Early diagnosis and management is central to the management of shingles. Pharmacists need to know the symptoms, risk factors, those who are vulnerable and possible complications. Prevention and management strategies …

25 years after the first pharmacists were accredited to conduct them, the benefits of comprehensive medication reviews have been demonstrated in better health outcomes for patients. By Debbie Rigby, advanced …

Smoking is an important risk factor in the development of chronic respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Pharmacists conducting comprehensive medication reviews have an opportunity to …

Lupus is a chronic condition that results from a malfunctioning immune system. There are different types of lupus; the most common being systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Symptoms include skin rashes, …

Providing support and strategies to improve the likelihood of smoking cessation and manage side effects and withdrawal symptoms is an important role for pharmacists. Smoking abstinence rates can be improved …

Pharmacists can have a far-reaching impact on mental health outcomes for children through numerous strategies that promote early intervention, appropriate treatment and counselling, adequate monitoring, multidisciplinary collaboration, health promotion and …

A two-part CPD podcast presented by Brett MacFarlane, Dr Treasure McGuire and  Dr Natasha Andreadis, about the key aspects related to perimenopause and menopause. It is important to take a …

This podcast provides pharmacists with an overview of key aspects related to perimenopause and menopause and the importance of taking a patient-centred approach in the management of symptoms. Presented by …

Combined oral contraceptive pills (COCs) and progestogen-only oral contraceptive pills (POPs), are the most commonly used contraceptives in Australia.1 Many factors affect the choice of oral contraceptives. POPs may be …

In addition to counselling on diabetes medicines, pharmacists also play a role in educating people with diabetes on the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels for optimal disease management. By …