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New biosimilars are set to flood into the Australian market over the next several years as patents on biologics expire… but significant concerns remain about switching A steep learning curve …

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine Most doctors and nurses agree exercise is beneficial but don’t routinely prescribe exercise as part of their patients’ cancer treatment plan. Photo …

Could recent recommendations to lower the threshold for diagnosing patients with high blood pressure harm the newly diagnosed? Katy Bell, University of Sydney; Amir Qaseem, Thomas Jefferson University; Jenny Doust, …

Research Check: is it true pasta doesn’t make you gain weight, and could even help you lose it? Pasta has a low glycaemic index. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Clare …

From mastitis and the hidden hindrances of breastfeeding to baby pain and constipation, motherhood is fraught with highs and lows Lisa Properjohn, registered nurse specialising in paediatrics at Pharmacy 777 …

Pharmacists have a key role to play in the treatment of GORD, but they must adopt a holistic approach to patients and to the condition Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is …

By educating patients on the importance of a daily skincare regime, assisting with product selection and facilitating effective self care, pharmacy can play an important role in the treatment of …

Weekly Dose: cocaine, the glamour drug of the ’70s, is making a comeback In Australia, cocaine is most commonly snorted. Ralf Geithe/Shutterstock Jason Ferris, The University of Queensland; Barbara Wood, …

Why telling people they could get sick in the future won’t persuade them to be healthy now Eating a delicious doughnut now seems more rewarding than the nebulous concept of …

What is your real ‘biological age’, and what does this mean for your health? Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our …

Complementary medicines—conventional medicine’s inferior cousin or a key player in health? asks Leanne Philpott With seven out of 10 Australians using complementary medicines, an ageing population and an ever growing …

Pharmacies play a pivotal role in supporting parents in dealing with their child’s ailments. A well-stocked category plus the right advice is imperative Pharmacists and their staff are in a …