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Constipation is a common presentation in pharmacy, with many causes and different treatment and management options available, including diet and lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapies. The presenters of this two-episode podcast …

Constipation in children is a common condition and presentation in community pharmacy.1 Early assessment and intervention are necessary as constipation can cause considerable distress to the child and parents, may …

Up until now, most biosimilars have been in the domain of public and private hospitals, however the release shortly of biosimilar adalimumab, which is currently a self-administered subcutaneous injection, means …

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 …

Lung function tests are an essential part of diagnosis and ongoing management of chronic airways disease. Pharmacists can play a key role in identifying people at risk of, or with, …

Helping a customer with sleeping difficulty involves identifying and minimising any obstacles to achieving sleep and then tailoring appropriate interventions, which may well include non-pharmacological approaches and complementary medicines, writes …

When it comes to constipation management, one size doesn’t fit all. Pharmacists need to treat the individual suffering from constipation with consideration of their variable factors and red flags needing …

This interactive discussion will focus on practical ways to deal with a patient who is agitated, angry or abusive. It will provide some steps that can be taken to: keep …

This article focuses on the considerations for the care of immunocompromised individuals during COVID-19 and includes practical advice for pharmacists to provide to these people and their carers. By Marissa …

By encouraging their patients to have regular skin checks and counselling them on the safe and effective use of medicines prescribed to treat melanoma skin cancer, pharmacists can make a …

This article looks at the different types of infectious rashes that most commonly present in childhood and identify features that can help distinguish the different types of rashes. By Morna …

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects many adults and children. Pharmacists play a significant role in educating patients and families about ADHD medications and the importance of adherence, as …