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Treatment for chronic hepatitis C has been available through community pharmacies since 2016, but the predicted uptake of treatment has been lower than anticipated. Pharmacists have a key role to …

Imagine you are a preceptor in a busy community pharmacy. It is Friday afternoon, and you are expecting a third-year pharmacy student to arrive on Monday morning for a three-week …

As pharmacists in Australia move towards ‘full scope of practice’, understanding the role of fluoride in dental care is important in promoting oral health and preventing the many conditions that …

By understanding the various subtypes of hepatitis and the latest treatments available, pharmacists have a key role in educating, counselling and the ongoing management of patients with hepatitis. By Dr …

By providing education, guidance and information, pharmacists can play a role in ensuring all purchasers of sport supplements—athletes, their parents, partners or carers—know how to use them safely, writes Karen …

By being well-informed about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their management, pharmacists can have a positive impact on patient health and wellbeing. This article discusses common non-viral STIs—chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, …

Pharmacists have long played a role dispensing, counselling, and providing education related to sleeping medicines, the number and range of which have changed significantly over the past century. This article …

Advice and counselling from pharmacists may help women better understand perimenopause and allow them to adopt an evidence-informed approach to management. By Yee Mellor BPharm, MCncrSc, GPhC, MSHP is the …

Through patient education and lifestyle advice, pharmacists can help patients improve adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, thus decreasing the overall disease burden associated with gout. By Kayla Lee, BPharmSci, …

Pharmacists have a key role in identifying persons who may be experiencing exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. By Karalyn Huxhagen BPharm, FPS, AACPA, community pharmacist and accredited consultant pharmacist Learning Objectives After completing …

Fatigue is a common, debilitating complaint and can be a challenging area for pharmacists, but updated fatigue guidelines provide direction to support patients. By Ann Winkle BPharm, BArts, AACP Learning …

Growing evidence suggests that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may lead to serious adverse effects. By understanding the pharmacology of PPIs, their role in clinical practice and potential …