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High concentration topical capsaicin for chronic neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is associated with disability, reduced quality of life and employment, and increased healthcare costs. The prevalence of neuropathic pain in the general...

When the varicella-zoster virus can turn nasty

A 33-year-old woman was seen by an obstetrician. The patient did not know if she had previously had chickenpox. Her varicella-zoster antibody titre signified...

What new data privacy laws mean for pharmacies

In February, the Federal Government substantially increased responsibilities around personal data for businesses who handle it, with healthcare providers given particular focus. So what...

EC options underutilised by pharmacists

Community pharmacists could more frequently give patients a choice between the two emergency contraception drugs available in Australia. The mystery shopper exercise conducted by University...

Medication management in older Australians

A national pharmacy-led working group dedicated to improving the quality use of medicines for older Australians has issued 10 recommendations for better integrating healthcare...

GP Pharmacists change views on pharmacy scope of care

Having a pharmacist in a general practice can be a powerful tool for changing other healthcare practitioners' attitudes towards pharmacy scope of care, a...