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There’s a lot of hype about probiotics – and consumer interest is outrunning their understanding of the evolving science Probiotics—and prebiotics—are a growing and swiftly-evolving product segment in Australia, with …

The new Queensland pharmacist prescribing trial is seen by many as a way to move Australian pharmacists away from winning the global “wooden spoon” for scope of practice. Megan Haggan …

Getting your point of sale systems working most effectively can benefit your pharmacy on a number of different levels  It goes without saying that point of sale is the crux …

Q&A with Joyce McSwan, pharmacist and founder of PainWISE and Dr Anchita Karmakar, GP and PainWISE collaborator We spoke with Joyce and Anchita to get some tips on how pharmacists …

Navigate pain management with evidence-based approaches Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic joint diseases and one of the most burdensome.1 It is also one of the leading causes …

Dealing with children’s pain is complex and not just a matter of assessing and treating them like a small adult When it comes to children’s pain management, the accurate assessment of …

Lauren Bloomfield from Edith Cowan University reports on the efficacy of the 2019 flu vaccine Over recent months, reports of “a horror flu season” causing serious illness and death have …

Already the 2019 flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record, due to the large number of influenza cases already confirmed As early as …

What is “Krokodil,” and should Australian health stakeholders be worried? asks Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University A young man recently turned up at a rural drug and alcohol service …

Motherhood is a minefield of conflicting advice. As such, pharmacists play a key support role, particularly when it comes to infant feeding The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends mothers worldwide …

Just how much pollution does the pharmaceutical industry generate? asks Lotfi Belkhir, McMaster University Rarely does mention of the pharmaceutical industry conjure up images of smoke stacks, pollution and environmental …

Most smokers regret ever having taken up the habit, so how can pharmacists best support people to quit? Sheshtyn Paola explores the latest research and expert advice Jessica* started smoking …