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Breastfeeding mothers may express concerns regarding their diet, and the impact it has on their capacity to continue breastfeeding, or their infant’s nutrition. Pharmacists can assist mothers by providing them …

To help support early diagnosis and management of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), it is important that health professionals are able to recognise the possibility of AS being present. The pharmacist is …

Pharmacists are well placed to advise trans and gender diverse patients and their families about medications and manage their expectations of gender-affirming therapy in an environment that is free from …

PDL and the Australian Society of Compounding Pharmacists warn of serious errors involving compounding of clonidine suspension for children, including rare fatalities PDL is aware of multiple instances where a …

All medicines used to control hyperglycaemia have potential adverse effects. The wide range of pharmacological actions of medication used in diabetes management, particularly when more than one medication is used, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …