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What is allergic rhinitis? Commonly referred to as ‘hayfever’, allergic rhinitis is the most common allergic disorder in Australia and often underdiagnosed, undertreated and sub-optimally self-treated.ii Allergic rhinitis may be …

Adults suffer an average of 2-5 common colds every year1. When customers are suffering from a cough related to a seasonal cold, they may present to store with the symptoms …

Chesty cough vs dry cough: what is the difference? A cough is a sudden expulsion of air from the lungs, a reflex that protects the airway from foreign irritants such …

Allergic rhinitis is the most common chronic condition experienced by children and can significantly impact school life.1,2 An Australian study of school aged children (6 to 15 years) with allergic …

You know the benefits of Vitamin D supplementation in the elderly, but did you know that it’s young Australians (18-34 years of age) who are more likely to be deficient?1 …

Next CPA must be about “more than dispensing revenue”, Minister says  Negotiations for the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA) could be brought forward, in response to concerns around 60-day dispensing. …

Troublesome symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) affect approximately 14% of adults.1 While symptoms may vary from patient to patient, heartburn and acid regurgitation are the most commonly reported symptoms.2 …

Rheumatologist, Dr Gerald Tracey explains the opportunities biosimilars present for prescribing physicians, particularly given the government supported streamlined process. Gerald highlights the advantages of collaborative care between the prescriber and …

Trent Twomey, the National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia highlights the shifting power dynamic from physicians to patients in determining what medicines they are prescribed. Collaborative care is …

Professor Andrew Oster, Consultant Rheumatologist at the Cabrini Medical Centre in Malvern, Victoria, explains the opportunities biosimilars bring, allowing patients to switch medications. Given the interchangeability of biosimilars, he emphasises …

Head of Pharmacy at Blooms The Chemist, Eric Chan emphasises the importance of collaborative care in cultivating a relationship of trust and transparency between a pharmacist and physician. He outlines …

George Tambassis, Pharmacist, ex-National Guild President, and chair of the Australian Biosimilar Academy Advisory Board outlines the importance of pharmacist involvement in understanding biosimilars. Given the government supported Community Pharmacy …