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Primary Care


This article discusses the clinical presentation of endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia and polycystic ovarian syndrome, and the role that metformin has in the management of each condition. By Kevin de Vries, …

What are the signs, symptoms, transmissibility, treatment and notification requirements of primary chickenpox infection? After reading this article you will have a better understanding of the management of chickenpox infection …

Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux are common during pregnancy. An understanding of which non-prescription medicines are appropriate during pregnancy is essential to providing the best advice and recommendations. By Kevin de …

The principle of informed consent is integral to the practice and delivery of healthcare. Ensuring that informed consent is properly obtained supports person-centred care, and is a legal, ethical and …

Managing diabetes with insulin requires a multidisciplinary approach to care, and that includes essential counselling from pharmacists. This article outlines the ideal properties of insulin and its place in diabetes …

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, …

Pharmacists may be called upon to screen patients experiencing ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms, so an understanding of the diseases associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction is necessary to educate patients on management, and …

Stinging insects are a troublesome hazard encountered across Australia. Pharmacists are commonly asked for advice on how to manage the symptoms of patients who have been stung by an insect. …

This article takes a closer look at the medicines, chemicals and poisons that are classified in Schedules 5, 6 and 7. It discusses some aspects that pharmacists should consider if …