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What do you know about medication overuse headache? Ben Basger delves into the issue This is headache in people who overuse analgesia, where the analgesia leads to the paradoxical effect of …

It’s almost summer, and time to brush up on skin cancer preventive behaviours, writes Louis Roller Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world; two out of …

The range of benefits from pharmacist vaccination is huge, and so is the potential, writes Karalyn Huxhagen FIP recently released ‘An overview of current pharmacy impact on immunisation: A global …

How can pharmacists help prevent stroke? writes Ben Basger About 50, 000 Australians have a stroke (cerebrovascular accident or CVA) per year. Factors that increase the risk of stroke are …

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, writes Louis Roller. More than 44,000 people died from cancer in 2013. Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in …

Pharmacists need to play a key role in helping people with ongoing pain to get assistance, write Dr Esther Lau, Prof Lisa Nissen and Tony Hall You know that awful …

Discussing medicines and Baby mustn’t stop when a baby is born, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Customers will ask about medications during their pregnancy. There are many myths and it is the …

Many people need more help than you’d expect in taking care of their oral health, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy contributes to dental and oral health in many ways: Tooth …

Medication is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to chronic pain, writes Karalyn Huxhagen What do you think of when you hear the word “chronic”? Long-lasting? Persistent? …

Pharmacists are on the front line of diabetes care, writes Louis Roller Facts: 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes. Around 1.7 million Australians have …

Pharmacists can advise on a range of issues around eye health, including the use of drops and preventive advice, writes Louis Roller Pharmacists are often confronted with customers displaying eye …

Common cold season is here, and it’s time to brush up on how to treat them, writes Louis Roller The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viral infectious disease of …