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A recent study from the University of South Australia has highlighted the significant number of patients at risk of developing opioid dependence post-surgery, calling for greater support for patients from healthcare professionals during recovery. The retrospective cohort study analysed data...
The discovery of sodium thiopental ushered in the era of modern intravenous anaesthesia, but its darker side as a ‘truth serum’ and use in lethal injections made it a household name. Sodium thiopental (also known as sodium pentothal) was first...
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) suggests that 13 million people have at least three risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).1 A new addition to the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), as well as early intervention, could significantly...
Arthritis Australia has launched a National Strategic Action Plan which resolves to prevent arthritis, invest in research, and improve treatment and support for people living with the condition. Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic pain in Australia. Around four...
In Australia, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in males, with its prevalence increasing with age, but metformin may have a role to play. Prostate cancer is the third leading cause (12.7%) of cancer-related deaths in...
One in six Australian pharmacists are pro-life and oppose elective termination of pregnancy. But this does not diminish their responsibilities to patients. Marie enters your pharmacy and hands you a prescription for MS-2 Step. You can see that she has...
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, it is estimated that in 2019, breast cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Pharmacists have a significant role to play in raising awareness and supporting people living with...
The recently released government inquiry into sleep health identified the extent of the nation's sleep deficit and its impact on health, risk of accidents and productivity in the workplace. The inquiry, which drew from public hearings with healthcare professionals...
The effectiveness of systemic corticosteroids for the management of dyspnoea in adults with advanced cancer. Dyspnoea affects almost 70% of advanced cancer patients at the end of life.1 It is often associated with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression and reduced quality...
Concerns over the overuse of antipsychotics in Residential Aged Care Facilities have reached a high tide – but so have efforts to address the issue by giving pharmacists a larger role to play. 'The hallmark of a civilised society is...